This unique training course is based at the PROMIS REHABILITATION CENTRE in the heart of rural Kent. The Centre was originally a large country house set in spacious grounds within peaceful, tranquil countryside. Yet, we are only a few miles from the full facilities of the modern Cathedral City of Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover.
The enlightening and informative two-day training course incorporates a special atmosphere of hope and optimism within a working treatment Centre. It is an interactive training course and not a lecture/seminar based programme.
The fees for the two day on site training programme include accomodation and all meals with master chef cuisine.
The two day programme will incorporate the following:
This section will give a friendly introduction to the counselling staff and their particular areas of interest. This will be followed by a brief outline of the day’s training course.
SIGNS, SYMPTOMS AND NATURE OF ADDICTION
This will give an overview of addiction and a unique insight into the real nature of addiction. It will highlight the range of addictive behaviours and teach how to recognise the early signs and symptoms.
OBSERVING A STEP 1 GROUP
This will give a unique insght into the first stage of the recovery programme. The basic ethos of a step 1 group is to help the patient become aware of “powerlessness and unmanageability” over addictive substances and processes.
This step is the initial process in starting to confront the mental, physical and spiritual sacrifices that addictive behaviour has caused. It is also designed to erode away the denial, justification and blaming processes and start facing emotional challenges in an appropriate way.
These defence systems need to be faced before recovery can commence. This step provides a fascinating insight because it is often the first time the addict has taken a step back and faced the reality of his or her situation.
OBSERVING A PROCESS GROUP (BASIC OBSERVATION)
This group encompasses all stages of recovery. The whole group attends this daily session. The aim is to reinforce to all participants that they are not alone in the difficult process of recovery and that there is a solution to their addictive problems.
For this group any emotions, thoughts, troubles or latest happenings in the house are discussed and brought into awareness for all the group. This is the epitome of group therapy where unruly emotions, excessive contrl and any manipulative games such as “playing the victim” or “playing the agressor ” are challenged and identified within the group session.
After attending parts 3 and 4 of the course the candidate will hae a unique insight into two various stages in the process of recovery.
TIME WITH NURSING DEPARTMENT
This section of the programme will provide a realistic view of how detoxification is peformed in its various stages. The Nursing department is highly trained in the manipulations of addicts and adopting the necessary “bedside manner” to use in order to be polite and informative as well as firm.
The time spent with this department will also provide training in recognising the signs of “using” behaviours (using addictive substances or processes). This will encompass not just the obvious signs but also the more subtle physical effects. For instance, would you understand the significance of skin colourations/texture or water loading?
This section will provide training in the complex and sensitive area of breaking the denial, which surrounds the substance, behaviour and process, and asking the addicts to look at their responsibility for their actions. It will also give that vital training in how to approach the individuals in a compassionate and effective way by cutting down escape routes while simultaneously offering alternative help.
PROMIS believes that addiction is an illness that affects not only the primary sufferer but also has knock-on effects on family and close friends. The pain of addiction is felt not only by the sufferer but can be just as severe for those who care for and have relationships with him or her.
This section deals with how to begin to restore constructive and mutually supportive family relationships, as this is an essential part of the addict’s recovery. There may be a significant risk of relapse unless families and friends are prepared to examine their own behaviour and learn something about addictive disease in general.
TIME WITH THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
This invaluable part of the programme will provide an insight into the diagnostic tools and research materials used in tackling addictions.
This will include a summary of the two-day course and a de-briefing session to evaluate and assess the practival implications of what has been learnt.
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