Part 2 of 3 – Let’s Talk Mental Health – How to Find Meaning in ‘Problem Behaviour’ ft Geert Bettinger author of Moving on by Standing Still
As we steadily build our #mentalhealthawareness it is important to not overlook the behavioural traits of people that are going through or have gone through traumatic life events, developmental disabilities and mental illness including dementia. To help us better understand how to separate the behaviour from the person, we welcome via Skype Geert Bettinger author of Moving on by Standing Still to The Mic Drop Club. This groundbreaking book was written to challenge our perceptions on ‘Problem Behaviour’ by questioning our values, beliefs and attitudes. His book has taken him around the world and is fast becoming the de-facto book to changing the culture of care to one that champions the patients experience, needs, wishes and feelings.
“Is the behaviour a problem for you or the individual?”
I had the pleasure of co-delivering a care planning module with Geert to pre-registered Nurses at Kingston University. Our approach was described as electric, the students were able to explore his methods through role-play, addressing key issues such as patient empowerment, embracing silence, remaining open and non-judgemental whilst acknowledging that the patient is the expert based on their lived experience with the illness. The care professional is there to support them on the journey to recovery.
“The time has come to re-educate the educators”
This interview was facilitated by Skype as Geert is based in the Netherlands,
#TheMicdropClub would like to extend an extra special Thank you to Geert Bettinger for this insightful interview and wish him every success in changing care practices around the world.
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If this interview resonance with you or you would like more information on how to support someone with mental health illness, feel free to drop us a line and we will gladly signpost you in the right direction.
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