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She longed to work in a health care area that would allow her normal working hours. She graduated in and soon after left for the US to pursue a degree in occupational therapy. She studied and worked as an occupational therapist for three years.
Apparently, at the time, I was the fifth person with a degree in occupational therapy in the country. Majority of therapists had diplomas and certificate level of education. Although many people were aware of physiotherapy the use of physical exercise in the treatment of pain, disease, or injuryvery few people knew about occupational therapy the use of purposeful activities that are therapeutic for children and adults who have lost independence in their life skills due to an illness, injury, or birth defect.
Occupational therapy helps those afflicted to be independent in their lives as far as possible.
For instance, there are many children with learning difficulties and parents and teachers may not know that they can be helped through occupational therapy. Faith set out to create better understanding among parents, schools and society on how occupational therapy works and that it is vital for a person who needs help to get it. Offering therapeutic services … Faith started with home and school based services where she would go to schools and homes to take care of her patients.
She would discuss the best therapy approach with teachers and parents so they could work together to help the children. Her goal remained to open a centre where these children could come to, and their parents could interact and share experiences.
She started providing clinical based therapy for children with different challenges including neurological and physical disorders, learning disabilities and psychological problems.
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She still provides home and school-based therapy and is always happy to assist teachers understand children who may be experiencing difficulties in learning. She had all the necessary pre-natal tests and scans to ensure all was well and it was, until at the time of giving birth to her daughter Manuela in According to her paediatrician, the baby went into major distress and had a high heartbeat.
Faith had to be rushed for an emergency caesarean, as the baby had passed stool in her uterus, which is often fatal. When she started noticing normal milestones she was mentally settled. She interacts with those receiving therapy at the centre and acts as role model to them. This is particularly useful in play therapy that helps children learn how to socialise with others. Institutional and societal variables like the social, religiousgroup and other collective factors which shape a person's nature and behavior are considered in the process of counseling and therapy.
A tenet of relationship counseling is that it is intrinsically beneficial for all the participants to interact with each other and with society at large with optimal amounts of conflict.
A couple's conflict resolution skills seems to predict divorce rates. These patterns may be called "negative interaction cycles. Changes in situations like financial state, physical health, and the influence of other family members can have a profound influence on the conduct, responses and actions of the individuals in a relationship. Often it is an interaction between two or more factors, and frequently it is not just one of the people who are involved that exhibit such traits.
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Relationship influences are reciprocal: A viable solution to the problem and setting these relationships back on track may be to reorient the individuals' perceptions and emotions - how one looks at or responds to situations and feels about them. Perceptions of and emotional responses to a relationship are contained within an often unexamined mental map of the relationship, also called a love map by John Gottman.
These can be explored collaboratively and discussed openly. The core values they comprise can then be understood and respected or changed when no longer appropriate.
This implies that each person takes equal responsibility for awareness of the problem as it arises, awareness of their own contribution to the problem and making some fundamental changes in thought and feeling.
The next step is to adopt conscious, structural changes to the inter-personal relationships and evaluate the effectiveness of those changes over time.
Indeed, "typically for those close personal relations there is a certain degree in 'interdependence' - which means that the partners are alternately mutually dependent on each other. As a special aspect of such relations something contradictory is put outside: But it depends on the specific developing duties of each partner in every life phase and maturity".
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Each helps couples learn a method of communicating designed to create a safe environment for each partner to express and hear feelings. When the Munich Marital Study discovered active listening to not be used in the long run,  Warren Farrell observed that active listening did a better job creating a safe environment for the criticizer to criticize than for the listener to hear the criticism.
The listener, often feeling overwhelmed by the criticism, tended to avoid future encounters. He hypothesized that we were biologically programmed to respond defensively to criticism, and therefore the listener needed to be trained in-depth with mental exercises and methods to interpret as love what might otherwise feel abusive.
His method is Cinematic Immersion.
After 30 years of research into marriage John Gottman has found that healthy couples almost never listen and echo each other's feelings naturally. What's more, Gottman noted, data from a Munich study demonstrated that the reflective listening exercise itself didn't help couples to improve their marriages.Relationship Problems? 5 Ways to Figure Out What's Wrong (Christian Relationship Counseling)
To teach such interactions, whether as a daily tool for couples or as a therapeutic exercise in empathy, was a clinical dead end.