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Positive Reframing Disability Model

Published: 2021-08-04
Author: Michael Sugarman, MSW | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)

Synopsis: Positive Reframing Disability describes the stages that people with disabilities experience. Their journeys are not linear. They progress and regress and may go through stages multiple times and/or simultaneously. Using skills such as positive reframing, opposite action, acceptance, and radical acceptance support people with disabilities move from a negative self-concept to a liberating self-image. By accepting reality without judgment, individuals are able to break a sequence of shame, internalized pain and negative emotions and move forward in positive way.

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No one goes to sleep with a lifetime of negative self-talk about their disability and wakes up with a sense of pride in their identity. Shifting from shame to radical acceptance is not a simple transformation. Using skills such as positive reframing, opposite action, acceptance, and radical acceptance support people with disabilities move from a negative self-concept to a liberating self-image.

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Infographic: Positive Reframing Disability. Text version is listed below.
Infographic: Positive Reframing Disability. Text version is listed below.

Positive Reframing Disability: describes the stages that people with disabilities experience. Their journeys are not linear. They progress and regress and may go through stages multiple times and/or simultaneously.

These stages can include:

Emotions

Action

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Cite This Page (APA): Michael Sugarman, MSW. (2021, August 4). Positive Reframing Disability Model. Disabled World. Retrieved June 27, 2022 from www.disabled-world.com/disability/positive-reframing.php

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