A blog for our visitors, friends, partners, and community members to share thoughts and experiences about living with a brain injury, co-creating community services, and other interesting things that come up!
Someone shared this short (4-minute) video with me and I thought it was a powerful thing to pass on.
It was made for the hospital's service providers -- as a kind of reminder to look beneath the surface.
But for me, it spoke to a much larger issue.
What if all of us, in every interaction we have, were able to see into the heart of the person we were interacting with? How might interpret what they say, or how they say it, differently if we could see how it fit into their world right now?
I know I often try to do this when someone has really annoyed me. Me and Myself have a chat about what might be going on in that person's life that leads them to be so abrupt or angry or silly or...whatever didn't work for me right then. It at least tends to stop me from assuming their needs match my needs and tones down my reactions.
How about you? What might be different for you if you could see inside another person's heart?
This is a great little video with a lesson on interacting with people with various disabilities. It's short (3-4 minutes), humourous, and honest. It does focus on physical disabilities, but the lessons are the same I think.. People First.
What catches your attention the most?
Which can be tricky?
What's left out for people with cognitive disabilities?
Please note that all Program Sites for the Learning Network and Assistive Living programs DO have power today and all activities scheduled for these sites will be functioning regularly.
Effective 02 June 2013, abi Possibilities Inc. and PACE Independent Living have completed our voluntary integration. Going forward, current Possibilities programs can be accessed through PACE Independent Living.
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