“I fuck up all the time. I also make sure I get my shit together and fight for what I want and who I want in my life. I can’t fight for the ones who give up on me but I can only wish them the very best “
Apologies for not reading as many Blogs as usual. I have read as many as my mind can take in. It’s been pretty rough for me lately.
All very “woe is me” and it has got boring!
but it is a new -ish day!
I needed too get something optimistic out into the Blogo sphere
My tuition loan for my MA in Creative writing has come through- waiting on one more loan to come through.
I don’t take no for an answer!
Then 2 years from now I will do a mini PHD top up and go and rule my world!
Oh and in other great News,
I’ve been officially approved on the WRAP training facilitator course in September. If you don’t know about it yet. You will do. I will merge my own personal WRAP PLAN and journey with my new role of holding the space for others to have courage and believe in themselves and feel safe to go on their own journey .
I’m not a teacher, merely a person who has a chance to offer support.
Volunteering with charities in Mental Health is the best thing I started doing with my life.
They know I have been ill , may even get ill again. The point is, if I don’t put myself out there I will not have a chance to seize any opportunities.
Volunteering gives me drive, Keeps me focused, empowers me to do my best in life and if I manage to help a few people out on the way then what more can I ask for?
Oh and here is how I was able to get on this course. Scroll down to check out my PLEA to get on this training.
Just hit scroll if you don’t want to hear me go on for oh 5 minutes on my video cam… 😀
This is my career. I take it seriously.
If you want to listen to me waffle about how I felt about WRAP way back in December 2015 – feel free. 5 minutes of me talking!
Oh the excitement! 😉
Oh and if you don’t want to know about WRAP.
Ha ha! I’m not.
My WRAP page needs updating but if you want to know what Daisy get’s like when she is passionate and determined CLICK HERE.
Never thought that me filming myself nearly a year ago would lead me to this.
I, Daisy Willows,agree to abide by the WRAP ethics and values.
*PLEASE ANSWER THESE FOUR QUESTIONS TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE ON THE TRAINING*
ABOUT MY WRAP EXPERIENCES AND HOW I USE WRAP IN MY LIFE
When I was given the opportunity to be a part of WRAP, I didn’t know how much it was going to impact on my life and the lives of others.
I was and am by nature sceptical. I have relied on medication and psychotherapy and in patient treatment as a way of managing my mental health for most of my life.
WRAP was a three-month period where I began to realise that I could have more of a say in how I want to be treated and how I could cope differently.
I learnt so much. I now have so many different ways of coping and I find that when my mental health does dips, I do get back to being in a better mind state more quickly because of some of the techniques I have learned and adopted.
I believe WRAP is personal and unique to everyone who participates. I don’t think I took away the same thing as any one of my peers.
It was an opportunity to discover more about myself. How I can help myself.
I learned to work as a team. I felt safe and I didn’t feel judged.
3.MY REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A WRAP FACILLATOR
WRAP has given me the confidence and skills to live a life I want to live. I want to be able to share that with others
I am able to take every aspect of what is covered in WRAP and either use it myself or pass on what I have learnt to others who may need advice.
I believe WRAP is the way forward with the CPA. I have given a plan over to my professionals who support me about my wants and what I don’t want to happen if I go into a crisis again.
I have alternative ways of coping with my wellness toolbox. I also have a post crisis plan to let people know when I am getting better and I can start taking more responsibility for what I can’t when I have been unwell.
WRAP is truly the best gift I ever received.
Is there anything bad to say about WRAP?
Well I suppose an open mind helps.
It requires commitment to wanting to improve my life and consistency.
4.WHAT I WISH TO DO WITH MY WRAP QUALIFICATION
Spread the word. Let people know there is another way to manage Life in many different ways. I want be a Wrapper. Use my qualification to just offer support. I am no teacher but I can give my time and my energy and my listening skills. I am enthusiastic and passionate about WRAP. I believe I will be a great asset to getting this programme and alternative way of living out into our community. I use WRAP every day, even when I am not even aware it.