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Psychosis recovery day 4.5: Therapeutic risk-taking

It is possible to assist people with social care needs (complex or otherwise) to develop the quality of their lives and to enhance their coping strategies. In large part this is achieved by assessing and encouraging risk-taking. Without risk, life … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 4.4: SMART Goal Setting

By starting with the goal at the top and working backwards we can avoid the trap of SMART goal setting with it’s insistence on realistic outcomes. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 4.2: Advance decisions – some legal stuff

An Advance Decision is not an Advance Agreement. People making Advance Decisions do not need workers to agree – they need them to comply. Continue reading

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The Guide 5: The importance of physiology

The belief that only medication can affect brain chemistry is a leap of faith that is not supported either by the scientific evidence or by the less formal experiences of those people who have mastered the skill. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 3.9: What is Expressed Emotion?

In particular, people have poorer outcomes if their spouses or family members are highly critical or overprotective. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 3.8: Thinking errors

Arbitrary inference Arbitrary inference is making links between two things that don’t necessarily exist. We assume that because one thing is true then something else might also be true. For example – since it is true that John didn’t meet … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 3.7: Understanding anxiety management 2

Thoughts are a form of behaviour themselves. They can be described as mental behaviours and as we all know behaviours can be changed. Continue reading

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