Category: Person Centered Approaches

Person-Centered Discovery as an invitation to show up in your work, not just “at work.”

I have discovered that bringing my whole self to work is a conscious choice I make each day, an invitation I choose to accept or decline every time I wake… Read more »

Make Planning Fun and Meaningful

  Yes! You can have FUN and still gather important information!            As a service coordinator, planning facilitator, case manager or service provider, making certain that the planning experience is enjoyable,… Read more »

What if? Tips for challenging conversations

  Make certain you are physically and emotionally available and willing to be with a family or person you support. People can be sensitive to body language, facial expressions, or… Read more »

Fostering Connection with Intention: an integral part of our person-centered culture.

  I was recently in a team meeting when we were asked what we yearn for. I sat silently, a little bewildered by the question, as it caught me off… Read more »

Making peace with responsibility.

  I’ve always associated “being responsible” with obeying rules and accomplishing tasks expected of me at home, at work, or at school. Living with a disability and growing up inundated… Read more »

Springtime Reconnection through Community Mapping

As I sit writing this, we are enjoying a very unseasonably warm early-spring day. It is a gorgeous 76*F, and the sun is brightly shining. The sights, sounds, and scents… Read more »

The Relationship Map creating pathways for trust, connection and compassion

A couple of weeks ago, I had my first opportunity to participate in a Person Centered Thinking (PCT) training, delivered in person. One of the exercises we work through together… Read more »

Weaving Community Connections

I’m a new weaver and recently joined a weaver’s guild of generous people who share their gifts, talents, successes, and failures freely and without judgment. As a newcomer I was… Read more »

Discovering peoples hopes and dreams for their life and finding a way to help make it happen for them!

A life of purpose and meaning is something that many people we support never get to experience. When someone’s focus is on feeling safe, healing trauma, having enough to eat… Read more »

Supporting Transitions: Five tips for onboarding remote employees.

Turning back the clocks in November threw me for a loop this year.  The seasonal change, coupled with the cumulative impact of pandemic fatigue, found me more fragile around friends… Read more »