"ReDO® – A group intervention aimed to change everyday life for the benefit of work", version 2.0/2023.

About the ReDO®

The ReDO® is an occupational therapy knowledge-based group programme, developed in Sweden by Professor Lena-Karin Erlandsson. The programme is aimed at people who need to make lasting changes to their everyday lives. This is regardless of diagnosis or form of care.

The ReDO® aims to help the individual, to regain health in his or her everyday life and, where appropriate, return to work. The programme initiates a process of restructuring patterns of daily occupations and routines in everyday life towards a healthier balance.

ReDO® is led by occupational therapists and runs for 16 weeks. The programme is profession-specific, which means that only licensed occupational therapists who have been certified through a course of in all, four full days are entitled to lead ReDO® groups.

The programme evaluates and reflects on everyday doing from several perspectives, all of which are grounded in the ValMO model.

In order to access to the manual and the material needed to lead ReDO® groups, you need to participate in a course that is approved by the licensee/copyright holder Lena-Karin Erlandsson.

Content and structure

The intervention is structured around three phases. Phase 1 involves occupation/occupational self-analysis and identification of resources and barriers, while phase 2 involves the formulation of Goals for change and intermediate objectives and the step-by-step implementation of strategies to address barriers and change everyday life and to make room for the participants' resources. Phase 3 gives participants the opportunity to apply their revised pattern of daily occupations and, also include work (work training) to the extent each individual is ready for.

The first two phases involve group sessions, twice a week for ten weeks. These weeks are divided into five weeks of afternoon meetings and five weeks of morning meetings. This is followed by a third phase, a work placement, which involves participants returning to their workplaces or being given the opportunity to train for paid work elsewhere. During these six weeks, the group meets during three group sessions.

Content and structure

1:2 Start up
1:3 Occupation – occupational history
1:4 Occupational balance
1:5 Patterns of daily occupations
1:6 Patterns of daily occupations
1:7 Hassles and uplifts in everyday life
1:8 Hassles and uplifts in everyday life
1:9 Setting goals
1:10 Setting goals

2:1 The role of recovery in occupation
2:2 Occupational Work history
2:3 Occupational value
2:4 Preparing for work training
2:5 Evening seminar for family and colleagues
2:6 Occupation imbalance
2:7 Occupation balance
2:8 Setting bounders for health
2:9 Time and occupation
2:10 End of phase 2

3:1 Week 2
3:2 Week 4
3:3 Week 6

Included in the course martial is the assessments The Occupational value pre-defined (Oval-pd) and Targeting Hassles and Uplifts (THU 5).

For certified course leader

The certified course leader in the ReDO® group intervention can assess the digital material here. You will access the Mini seminars and worksheets with a code that you receive after you are an certified course leader in ReDO®.

Product information

Authors: Lena-Karin Erlandsson. Co-author: Susanne Bohs
Language: English (British)
Content: Manual, 88 pages, six Mini seminars, for personal use only (no further distribution).
Version and publishing year: 2.0/2023
Copyright protected e-manual: The manual can only be accessed threw a course. The mini seminars and worksheets may not be distributed to other person/user. It may neither be incorporated in other material without permission.