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The Guide 31: Support is meaningless

Stop saying ‘support’ because it lulls us into a false sense of competence Continue reading

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The Guide 30: Don’t expect your service user to perform perfectly.

The fact that you mess up from time to time doesn’t make you a failure. It merely makes you human. Continue reading

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The Guide 29: Lapse is different from relapse

We don’t needto convince people that they’ve failed when all they’ve really done is stumble a little along their path to success. Continue reading

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The Guide 27: Coping skills develop slowly

The next time your service user gets something wrong or fails to meet expectations don’t assume they’re incapable. Help them to grow because of that mistake, not in spite of it. It’s a vital part of learning new skills and new ways of coping. Continue reading

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The Guide 22: The meaning of recovery in mental health

there are 3 types of recovery. If a person can achieve any 2 of the 3 they have recovered Continue reading

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The Guide 21: The Self-fulfilling prophecy

Nobody works very hard if they don’t believe in the goal. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.6 Ellis’ 12 beliefs and more thoughts to consider

Albert Ellis, an American psychiatrist and psychotherapist identified 12 beliefs which he described as ‘irrational’ and which he thought led to all emotional problems. He also identified a set of opposite or ‘antithetical’ beliefs which neutralise distressing emotions. This handout, … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.5: Socratic Dialogue revisited

The way to discuss potentially false beliefs with a client without damaging rapport is therefore, relatively straightforward Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.4: 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 5.2: Family intervention

There are many forma of family therapy that are designed specifically to help relatives and service-users overcome unhelpful interaction patterns but it would be unrealistic to assume that we could prepare participants for this type of in-depth work in such … Continue reading

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