Emotional fitness is a set of skills that allow the user to experience the full range of human emotion and respond appropriately and effectively. Sandra Martin explains the implications of recent neurological studies indicating the brain’s ability to modify itself through repetition, and outlines the steps necessary to make permanent, positive changes in the ways that we handle emotions.
Presenter: Sandra Martin, RN Sandra Martin has been an RN for over 30 years. She has been in wellness for over twenty years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Health Science, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Adult Education. Her research topics include spirituality, motivation, overeating and the limbic brain. Sandra began her career in hospital nursing. Her fascination has always been in understanding what makes people behave the way they do. This focus has led her to completing her degrees as well as multiple certifications that include Myers Briggs Type Inventory, Solution skills, and Equine Assisted Growth and Learning
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.
Discussion in this training focuses on Ms. Tarter’s experience of OCD. This experience involves a repetitive cycle of overwhelming obsessions that causes great anxiety and elicits her attempts to decrease this anxiety through the use of rituals that are only briefly satisfying in decreasing the anxiety. Ms Tarter explains that there is no cure for OCD and iterates the idea that folks must learn how to cope with the illness through techniques such as controlled breathing, the use of coping statements, tactile strategies and finally, medication.