Stopping Addictions: effective treatment and recovery
Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)
Tutor: Emily Gajewski
CPD Certificate 6 hours
- Price: £192 per person
Price includes lunch, refreshments and course notes
Hugely informative - one of the best days training I’ve ever hadAddictions Counsellor
When combined with key insights into the addictive process and what drives it, the techniques covered on this day prove effective at helping people successfully quit a wide range of addictions. They also help to reduce withdrawal symptoms, minimise relapses and give people the best chance at effective, long-lasting recovery…
Why take this course
The numbers of people affected by addictions and substance abuse continue to rise – causing immense mental, physical and financial suffering to individuals, their families and colleagues – while the resources to help are dwindling.
But thankfully it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives – often in only a few sessions – as you will discover on this practical day which draws together, from various schools of solution-focused therapy, the most effective and proven techniques for treating addictions (including motivational interviewing and self compassion techniques) with essential neuroscientific insights into the addictive process to create powerful interventions.
You will leave the day with renewed confidence knowing how it is possible to help most people with addictions, enabling them to transform their lives, often in a small number of sessions.
The skills covered are essential to have (along with guided imagery) if you wish to improve your effectiveness when helping people quit any addiction, including: alcohol addiction, smoking, gambling addiction, shopping, social media addiction, sex, substance abuse, self-harm and eating disorders.
A total revelation – very upliftingMental Health Worker
What will you learn
- New insights into the addictive process and why people become addicted
- Common traps to avoid when treating addictions
- A range of psychological techniques for overcoming addiction
- How to develop a treatment plan and deepen a client’s commitment to change
- Ways to overcome resistance – and prevent relapses
- Demonstrations – by a leading expert in addiction counselling – of the powerful skills that help to quickly break the patterns of addictive behaviour
- Guidance and practise in using some of these yourself
- How to break the cycle of shame involved in addictions, using self-compassion and generation of hope
- Essential motivational interviewing techniques – and how to incorporate them into the ‘cycle of change’
- Up-to-date knowledge of the most useful ways to beat a wide variety of addictions – and prevent relapse
- Increased understanding of the addictive trance and its false promises
- How to use harm-reduction techniques
- Why the social-based model of addiction is more helpful than the disease-based model
- An understanding of the importance of guided imagery in overcoming addictions and substance abuse (particularly ‘counter-conditioning’ which is taught on Guided Imagery 2: additional techniques)
- Co-morbid conditions – the link with addiction and how to deal with them as effectively and quickly as possible
- And more…
You will leave this workshop with essential information and a variety of skills that you can implement straight away. However, the key concepts and most effective ways of treating addictions, which you will see demonstrated and explained, incorporate guided imagery skills. We therefore recommend, if you aren’t proficient in these already, that you attend the Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change workshop (either before or after this one). The counter-conditioning technique that you will see demonstrated and explained on ‘Stopping Addictions’, is taught in detail and practiced by workshop participants on Guided Imagery Day 2: additional techniques.
The ‘Stopping Addictions: effective treatment and recovery’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.
Who is this course suitable for?
All members of the caring professions, including: psychotherapists, addiction counsellors, drug workers, youth workers, nurses and detox support specialists, doctors, sober companions and drug and alcohol workers, therapists, vocational counselors, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapists, teachers and education professionals, social workers, supervisors, physiotherapists, support workers and anyone wishing to improve their understanding of addictive behaviour and how to treat it.
One of the best study days I have ever attended – everything just fell into place. It's my first HG course, but it won't be my last!Therapist / Life Coach
Outstanding content – I've listened to many 'experts' on addiction but this is the first time I've heard anything that makes sense.Project Co-ordinator
Having the opportunity to put the theory into practice is wonderful. Has helped to build confidence in myself for future work with clients.Counsellor
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