A few stories about “Dream” coaching
Addiction: This client is looking for a meaningful way to spend his time, ideally a job. He lives alone in a council house and has an addiction problem (alcohol and other drugs). Along with his family doctor and other care providers (home care, Public Centre for Social Welfare etc.) we are working on the “obstacles” he is facing, getting rid of them one by one and looking for work.
Autism: This client still lives with his parents; he experiences the world a bit differently to others in society. There are certain skills he is “expected” to have, but he has learned them more slowly or not quite as well. We are going to work on these skills together, and as an occupational therapist, I try to be a bridge between him and society. We strengthen his skills and try to make adjustments in his search for meaningful daily activities and employment.
Physical disability: This client has reduced mobility and has lived at home until now, with the support she needs. I support her and her parents in her search for an independent life. She is currently in student accommodation. Together we teach her to “transfer” safely from one place to another, get dressed and go to the shops, do the cleaning, cook her meals, etc. on her own: everything she needs to live independently.