STEP II Bridge To The Real World

When an activity professional conducts an activity program there is a methodical outline that one follows. The outline is a format, so that the activity person creates a successful program for their clients. This same method applies to the remotivation sessions because there are five steps that are involved with it. In this article, I will deal with Step II then describe how it works.

In Step II that is called “A Bridge to the Real World”. The facilitator use questions to lead the group to the topic and poem where the topic is objective in nature. The questions that are used in Step 2 are called bounce questions. The bounce questions are a set of questions that logically guide the clients from one topic to another. When writing out the session the questions and answers a pre-determined. The questions that the remotivation therapist asks is similar to the ones used in every day conversations.

The leader asks a minimum of three questions or a maximum of four questions; where each set of questions has four possible answers. Although the clients may reply with another answer that you did not anticipate but that is acceptable. Below is an example of Step II where there are four questions that lead to the topic and the poem for the session.

STEP II ” A Bridge to The Real World”

A. What are the four seasons in the year?

1. Winter

2. Summer

3. Spring

4. Fall

B. What is special about summer?

1. Heat

2. Warmth

3. Nice weather

4. Outdoors

C. What type of outdoor activity can you do?

1. Swim

2. Fish

3. Eat food

4. Golf

D. What type of activity is associated with food?

1. I don’t know

2. Picnic

3. Barbeques

4. Outdoor snacks

At the conclusion of Step II, the facilitator reads a poem about a barbeque. Then leads the group into the topic of the day, which for this article is about barbeques.

As you can see by the above example one of the answers leads to another set of question that eventually leads to the poem and topic for the session.

In Step 2, the facilitator draws the client out of his wounded area by focusing on the unwounded aspect of his mind. The Remotivation Therapist are able to redirect the client to discuss about every day objects instead of dealing and focusing on their limitations. The leader is able to draw the clients out of themselves. This is one step in a step of five in a remotivation therapy session that assist the residents with cognitive deficits and physical limitations to increase their self-esteem.

Valda Udley

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