ABSTRACT

This practical book introduces a new, research-based model of occupational wholeness, a way of conceptualising satisfaction with what one does to meet needs for being, belonging and becoming.

It explores how to: conceptualise people's life stories through the model; take vital steps to help identify any problems; draw personal profiles; introduce intervention strategies for promoting wellbeing. Focusing on enhancing wellbeing, rather than ill health, the concept of occupational wholeness supports people to feel more control of their own lives and helps to identify what balance can be created, while recognising personal limitations and environmental restrictions. Alongside theoretical background, it includes practice applications and practical tools, with scenarios and activities to consolidate learning. Providing a unique combination of the practice and theory of occupational science, Yazdani integrates occupational science, psychology and sociology with clinical experience of working with diverse groups of people in different countries.

This book is an important guide and reference for occupational therapists, occupational scientists, counsellors and life coaches.

1.Introduction: The underpinning knowledge of the Model of Occupational Wholeness.  2.The Model of Occupational Wholeness.  3.Understanding People and their Narratives4.Identifying Incongruence/Gap, Disharmony.  5.Conceptualizing the Change that Needs to be made.  6.Identifying the helpees Readiness for Change (Change Plan and implementation process).  7.Planning the Change.  8.Implementing the strategies for Change.  9.Reflection as a strategy to enhance Self-Awareness.  10.Applying the MOW in non-health related settings.  11.Applying the MOW in in-patient and out-patient settings.  12.The Occupational Wholeness Questionnaire.  13.The MOW scholars and future directions of MOW projects.