Relapse is very common but despite this it is often devastating for those affected. It can affect colleagues in recovery and newly recovered service users, whilst long discharged former service users can be equally vulnerable. Guilt, shame and for some, the conflict between professional expectation and person needs results in relapse. With effective strategies this period of relapse can be reduced, engagement in services accelerated and positive outcomes achieved.
The Betterminds Relapse Course is designed to help learners to recognise that lapse and relapse are very different and the skills needed to help someone move forwards from a point of relapse are centred less around practical reduction but more on self esteem and managing destructive emotions.
The course will offer skills and techniques to identify those at greater risk of relapse, how to self manage and support those people. The course will also offer tools and techniques to challenge catastrophising and to re-motivate those how have lapsed to restore their recovery journey.
Relapse is a huge risk for professionals who are employed in caring professions as they are less likely to seek support for any lapse episodes as it can impact on their career. The training will look at strategies to address this.
The Betterminds Relapse Courses usually run for a single day, however, this may be extended depending on the requirements of your organisation.
This course is designed to help learners understand that relapse needs very different skills to lapse. Lapse is focused on self esteem and effective change comes from the high expectations of the support worker, alongside effective tools for change.
You will learn approaches to stop catastrophising.
Approaches to build a nonjudgemental growth mindset.
How to move those who are lapsing to take action effective action.
This course is especially effective for teams who deal with service users in addiction recovery including substance misuse, mental health teams, medial settings, social housing, social care, criminal justice teams.