Episode 67: WRAP for College Students Part 3 – Triggers

March 1, 2017
Week #7
Continuation of  WRAP Planning series
WRAP for school document available here. Download, print it up, and complete it over the course of the semester
Today’s Topic – Triggers
“External events or circumstances may make you feel like you are becoming sick. These are normal reactions to life events but if you don’t respond to them, they may actually make you feel worse. The awareness of triggering events will increase your ability to cope and to avoid the development of an acute onset of more severe symptoms.”
“Things that, if they happened at school or were in some way related to school, might upset me:”
“If I am triggered, depending on the specific trigger, I might want to:”
Home Exercise this week
  •  Complete the 3rd section of the Academic Wellness Plan on Triggers

Previous week’s home exercises
  1. Set a SMART goal with an approximate completion date of 3-4 months from now. It may help to think about your goal in terms of wellness.
  2. Complete the Personal Medicine Worksheet (link above), considering how it relates to your goal.
  3. Tell one other person about the goal you intend to achieve this semester. This accountability trick helps make the goal “real” if you’ve been holding it inside of you up until now, and also serves as a means to get started if you haven’t already. 
  4. Tackle the scariest step of your goal that’s within reach. Time to make some real progress. Be fearless in your pursuit of that goal.
  5. Create a list of Wellness activities that you can “put in your toolbox/arsenal” to keep yourself well while in college.
  6. Complete your Academic Daily Wellness Plan that will outline the habits you find helpful in maintaining your academic wellness.

Next Week
Spring Break!  
3/15/17 – Part 4 of WRAP (Wellness/Recovery Action Plan) for College Students
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