I'm Aoi Hashima , an occupational therapist working in Saga Sumai and Fukuoka.
As I continue to learn about peer counseling, I have strong conference members.
We come together regularly to reflect on what we've learned and have the opportunity to share and discuss issues in our day-to-day work and support.
We had a meeting a few days ago, and various topics came up.
Among these topics, there are a few things that I feel should not be forgotten.
"It's natural, everyone is different"
"It's important that you understand that."
That's what I mean.
There may be some similarities in the symptoms of stroke patients, but I don't think anyone has 100% of the same symptoms.
Because they are not 100% the same, we need customized support, and some people don't agree with the same rehab content.
Of course, we will ultimately support each individual in achieving their individual goals while using guidelines and rehabilitation content that are deemed effective.
I thought it was natural that the physical condition and the content of recovery were different, but through the session I realized again that the way of thinking about recovery was also different, which was natural.
What do you value most about recovery, such as those who value reaching the ultimate goal the most, and those who believe that there is a gradual progression towards the ultimate goal? Difference is normal.
Everyone's situation is different, depending on their life experiences, the circumstances in which they lived, and where they are now among those around them.
Not only does the state of the disease vary from person to person, but so does their lifestyle and location.
With so many different things, we'll never be exactly the same.
It is important to fully understand this fact and maintain two-way communication to move forward together.
In meetings, I have the opportunity to talk about things I tend to forget, and I think it's a very important moment.
I might be able to move forward bit by bit, but I want to learn and absorb all kinds of things and bring them back into my day job.
☆*:.｡.Thank you for reading till the end.｡.:*☆
This article was reprinted on September 5 , 2022 on Aoi Hashima's blog " Stroke Rehabilitation Longevity Consultation Center " .