My sister spent almost a year from rehab clinics to hospitals to rehab clinics. She is home now with a full time attendant. She is given at home therapy, and also taken to rehab almost daily. The physical develop is gradually coming along though she is totally dependent on her caregivers.
What I need to address is her short term memory. She has almost no short term memory. I have studied several very good article with lessons for training and exercising the memory muscle. What I now know is that my sister has zero motivation. I will without getting detailed and complicated with this submission.
What I need is to figure out how to fire up, kick start, her motivation.
My sister is very aware she has no motivation. I can ask do you want to be inspired, to be motivated and she gives the affirmation. If I can be directed to articles, web pages, and your thoughts on this one difficult hurdle that will be most appreciated. It’s like a massive steel wall. There are no tools. Just flesh and imagination – how to we get from this side /unmotivated to that side /motivated.
hi CHUCK ,
Maybe I can help you.
First I have to ask you this have you ever heard the expression that better questions get better answers?
Secondly I have to ask you this personal question about how badly is her brain damaged?
Because if she can reply to any questions that is where you must start.
If I was to coach her in to getting motivated or inspired the first thing I'd do is ask her this question.
Is can you remember a time where she felt alive and full of happiness or joy?
And if she said no then I would ask her to imagin what it would feel like it she just pretended at being in this state?
Then once she is there (that is why I had asked you how badly her brain had been damaged) ask her what sights, sounds, smells, touches, or tastes, she ether remembers or is imaging at this time..
Then you may use a technique called anchoring to be able to induce these memories real or imaged at any time.
Now once you have got this done then it will be easy to motivate her by telling her that if she does take any positive action that she will be able to bring the feelings in to reality.
I've used this technique on several people with great success and am not fully articulating how I do it.
However if you want more information just call me up at 585-482-8833