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Entrenched work disability shifted by self-knowledge

Dr Mary Wyatt

Might a therapeutic approach that focuses on increasing self-knowledge help shift long-term work disability and encourage recovery?

The longer an individual is off work, the less likely it is they will return to work.Researchers interviewed a small group of female employees who had been off work for a lengthy period. The employees had been through a counselling program designed to improve their prospects of return to work. The counselling was open ended, and provided a safe environment in which they could explore what was happening both to their mind and body.The counsellors ...

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