Diet and Budget Strategies Reduce Work Stress

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“I love the combination of OT knowledge and realistic design. I was able to find and ultimately change a part of my life that I have been wanting to but in a positive manner. The tree model helped me discover and evolve aspects of my relationships.”

Health Care Professional, Erin H.

Implementing sensory-based performance strategies including: responses to attend to task, response to people, responses to culture.

CASE STUDY

Workplace Observations identified as non-issue within the context of the performance barrier.

Observations of Employee identified daily work ten hours five days weekly, budget constraints to lifestyle demands, and physical and emotional symptoms when verbalizing low wage, long-distance partner.

Following a verbal and physical assessment the individual was identified to poorly adapt to stressful events.

STRESSFUL EVENTS
These are categorized as occurrences likely to bring about readjustment- requiring changes in people’s usual activities (Meyer, 1951). Work stress has been identified as a risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, upper extremity musculoskeletal back problems, and cardiovascular disease (American Psychological Association).

RESULTS

Physical Lifestyle
Developed a personalized plan through our WholeBeSM Performance Toolkit, establishing active roles and discontinued “diet plans”. Identified and implemented maximum sensory preferences into daily activities. Stabilization after three months of lifestyle patterns shed ten pounds.

Values
Verbalized and wrote long term commitments following facilitated identification of core relationships. Shared values with five identified individuals to create daily, weekly, monthly accountability structure. A 28% measured wellbeing improvement over 180 days was also identified through improved work productivity directly reducing work hour average to 8 hours.

Budget
Facilitated mind-set shift from personal health to establishment of community support. Provided assistance of community, relational resources to integrate ‘free’ or shared activities in place of independent lifestyle activities. Individual reported 100% adherence to budget and improved quality of life at the 180 day reassessment.

Meyer A. The life chart and the obligation of specifying positive data in psychopathogical diagnosis. In: Winters EG, editor. The collected papers of Adolf Meyer: Vol. 3. Medical teaching.Baltimore: Johns Hopkins; 1951.

Online Fact Sheet, Work, Stress and Health & Socioeconomic Status, http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resources/publications/factsheet-wsh.aspx