Using Fiery Motivation in Rehabilitation

What is the Stress?
The stress comes from feelings of worthlessness and incompetence, lack of satisfaction in self-actualization and self-esteem needs and problems in self-regulation. Rehabilitation aims to return the troubled individual back to an optimum level of functioning as well as a revitalized sense of identity and reestablishment of motivation and goals.

Feelings of worthlessness and incompetence. The person undergoing rehabilitation generally lacks confidence in his abilities, which is why he is dependent on others to help him feel better. He might have lost motivation from past failures leading to hurt ego and feelings.

Lack of satisfaction of self-esteem and self-actualization needs. Due to unachieved goals and undesirable experiences, the person was unable to meet high-level needs, causing him to respond inappropriately. These unsatisfied needs may have caused too much stress in the past, removing his motivation and leading him to habits which he now needs to fix through rehabilitation.

Problems in self-regulation. There is definitely a lack of self-regulation or self-control for people undergoing rehabilitation. They have indulged in an undesirable activity or behavior for a period of time, causing them to draw pleasure without any idea of a useful goal.

How Do You Control the Environment?
1. Encourage feelings of self-worth. The individual must slowly gain back his sense of identity. It is very helpful to make him feel that change is the best option. Provide motivational factors in order for the person to take control of his behavior and actions in small ways. Help him establish small goals and praise him with each little success.

2. Provide means to satisfying needs. It is important that you respond passively so that the person will learn how to independently cater to his high-level needs. At this point, it is more helpful to show him success instead of making him experience failure again since his thoughts and emotions are still vulnerable. Satisfy basic needs at all times.

3. Develop self-regulation. Allow the person to appreciate the rewards and satisfaction of needs whenever he accomplishes a small task. Let external factors motivate him to perform as an individual until he gradually derives pleasure and meaning from being a functional being.

What is the Goal and Response?
Your primary goal is to let the person undergo rehabilitation to gain self-identity, self-worth and self-control. He must appreciate and be motivated by the joy and pleasure of being a functional individual. Your secondary goals are to provide for his basic needs as well as keep him healthy by drawing him away from his undesirable past habits and experiences.

Your response is to motivate him externally at first, encourage him to express himself as a unique and confident person and to help him gain independence.


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