"Nipotowe" BRSPDI Conducts Psychosocial Therapy
SIGI (October 1st, 2019) - "Nipotowe" Social Workers of Social Rehabilitation Center for People with Intellectual Disabilities (BRSPDI) Palu conducts Psychosocial Therapy to Service Recipients in their emotional management. This therapy is important, so that the Service Recipient knows the feelings he is feeling.
Unstable emotions are experienced by many service recipients, especially those who often miss their parents in the village. There are still many of the service recipients who have not been able to manage their feelings, so that sometimes it looks gloomy and not eager to participate in activities with the reason of missing family.
Emotional approach is carried out by Social Workers in trust building to Service Recipients. The formation of trust from Service Recipients makes it easy for Social Workers to identify the problems they are experiencing.
In practice, services recipients are free to express how they feel, removing all the burdens they have buried. Expression of feelings begins by choosing pink paper as a symbol of happiness, and orange as a symbol of sadness. By digging gradually will provide opportunities for services recipients in preparing themselves to realize what they feel.
Social Workers use television as a media to play videos about the story of the sacrifice of a homeless person to the shop owner who always hits him. There was an emotional change experienced by the recipients of the service. Then the Social Worker offers to exchange the paper he chooses with other papers if something changes from what he feels after watching the video.
Not a few recipients of services who ask to replace the paper. Their reason is the video being played changed his feelings. Then, Social Workers provide motivation to service recipients.
"You may be sad to see the video that was played earlier. Feeling sad is a natural thing, but do not dissolve with that feeling. Remember what you hope for the future? What is your purpose to be here? Keep convincing yourself that you are still happy and always excited about tomorrow” said Astrid, Social Worker of "Nipotowe" BRSPDI Palu, which provides motivation to service recipients.
Furthermore, added Astrid, the service recipient must be able to do good emotional management in order to always be cheerful in living the days.
"Sadness is just a spice, but the main food is happiness. So your happiness must be greater than the sadness you feel. Having a happy day will bring success to all of you," Astrid added.