Adult Program

Here at Bright Spot our adult program is designed to support you in understanding your own sensory processing, and your own strengths, to discover and implement the supports that work best for you to engage in your life to the fullest. 

Our goal is to learn about your priorities, and come alongside you to facilitate a process to harness your unique skills to navigate challenges in daily life. We will meet you with a neurodivergent-affirming relationship to celebrate your unique individuality and mode of operation, to boost confidence, enjoyment, and satisfaction in life.

 

We will begin with sessions of information gathering - with interviews, questionnaires, and an occupational performance measure. This helps to identify your own motivations, priorities and current levels of function - 

 So we can:

  • build an intentional plan together,

  • recognize and measure growth and progress over time,

  • and make sure that we're really helping you, so that our time together carries over to real improvements in your quality of life. 

The approaches we'll use to work toward goals we establish can include: 

  • Exploration, discovery, and education about your own sensory profile

  • We will assess how your neurological system and your body processes input to and from all of your sensory systems, including vestibular (movement), proprioceptive (joint movement and force), and interoceptive (internal systems, e.g. thirst, hunger, sleep/wake cycle, and emotion processing).

  • Education about the function and integration of the eight sensory systems

  • Gaining knowledge and understanding of your specific sensory differences can be a powerful way to improve your daily functioning, your ability to relate to others, and your ability to find joy in life. Your therapist will help you understand your sensory differences and work with you to set up a program that supports your needs. 

  • Developing awareness of arousal levels, and how those correspond to sensation and emotion

  • Identifying individualized strategies and developing methods of integrating them into your own daily routines

  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning 

  • Supports for executive functioning, planning, and scheduling

  • Self regulation and emotional regulation

  • Sessions with partners or family members to help them understand and support you 

  • A SECRET (From the STAR Process)

  • Self-Advocacy 

  • Mindfulness 

  • Therapeutic listening