Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Yesterday, I wrote and published the article, In my article,Is the Medical Model of Treatment Defining and Keeping You in a “Box”? In that article, I spoke to the impact that a medical diagnosis and prognosis, as well as that of a societal stigmatization brought on by such a diagnosis and prognosis. I went on to share how I found that the medical model and societal stigmatization leave the individual — saddled with the diagnosis and prognosis — feeling as they have been placed in a “box”. A “Box” in which they may feel trapped. A “box” that creates secondary gains and secondary dependencies. A “box” that leads to a faulty identity. A “box” of little hope.
Through my process and experience, I needed to recognize the insidious nature of the “box”. I have written several series to share what I became aware of and what helped me to move beyond the confines of the “box”. I would encourage you to read these 2 articles. The 1st is a 2 part article Traumatic Brain Injury and Societal Stigmatization Part 1 and the 2nd, an 8 part article Living with a brain injury and being Misunderstood, Maligned and Manipulated Part 1. Although the article has brain injury in the title, the principles that I share in both articles can benefit anyone who may find themselves stuck in the “box”, that I speak to in my article, Is the Medical Model of Treatment Defining and Keeping You in a “Box”?.
In the event that you learn more effectively through listening and watching, below are links to video series of the 2 articles.
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