Maybe you’ve heard the jokes about directors asking actors to “be more autumn” or “be the tree.” Well, maybe that joke is really a great idea!
Try this acting exercise at home or out and about in the world:
Burnout is a subject that has been widely researched in the Health, Sports, and Fitness disciplines. Recent studies show links between burnout and musculoskeletal diseases including chronic neck and back pain and osteoarthritis for women and cardiovascular disease in men.[i]
In December 2009, I began a journey with a new Fitness and Movement Specialist to advance my goal to walk without assistive devices. At the time, I had no way of knowing how hard I would work, how far I would be pushed, or how much I would achieve. While I have a long history of working with professionals from multiple disciplines, through my work with James R. House, III, I would come to understand what a true working alliance is— a shared partnership between a client and a professional.
The Working Alliance:
A Cooperative Strategy, Knowledge, Preparation, and Action
Kerry A. Wiley
Because of my personal and professional interests as a Social Worker, I try to stay current on issues in the Health, Disability, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Fields.
Kerry A. Wiley
While walking to the Fitness Center for one of my sessions, I passed a pickup truck. The driver is getting ready to pull out of the parking lot. The truck smoothly shifted into 1st, 2nd, and then 3rd gear, and proceeds to drive out.
The Associated Press published an online article from the National Association of Physical Activity and Health, (http://napah.ca/asp/news/articles/women_who_exercise_mirrors_feel_worse.asp), which cited studies that indicate mirrors in workout settings can have a negative influence on how women feel and view themselves. The article did not focus on women with disabilities. Kerry Wiley working with James House, III