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Preparing for Recovery "Negotiating the Illness Trap"

Thursday, September 15, 2016-
Friday, September 16, 2016

 Preparing For Recovery

“Negotiating the Illness Trap”

 A Two-Day Course with


(Part of the Behavioral Health/Criminal Justice Linkage Grant Series)



September 15-16th, 2016

8:30am-4:30pm (both days) Registration (7:30 am)

Ashland County Sheriff’s Annex

1205 East Main Street * Ashland, Ohio 44805

Cost: NO Cost to Participants (Lunch Provided)

 This Two-Day course has been developed to address the challenges that exist within organizations, families and consumers in terms of readiness to deliver, accept or practice recovery ways of working with those with mental health and addiction issues. This two-day course has been based on the experiences of Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor in their work in recovery houses in Scotland Australia and Italy.

 Participants will have the Opportunity to:

  • Earn up to 13 CEU's (Counselors and Social Workers) Approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • Learn the philosophy, research and practice of the hearing voices movement including the significance (meaning), relationship and purpose of voice hearing to the individual voice hearer. 
  • Consider the underlying origins of recovery, in order to strip back to the underlying values, to start again’.
  • Examine the importance of Choice, Ownership, People and Self within the recovery journey.
  • Learn about the importance of writing a journal.
  • Explore in depth the idea of “you are not the problem”.
  • Learn about the process of stories we tell ourselves and how the process of externalizing language, can assist in changing the stories we/others tell about ourselves.
  • Develop an understanding of the barriers that stops recovery and explore ways to overcome these.
  • Develop an understanding of the ‘Illness Trap’ and how to negotiate through it.
  • Through practical exercise, learn about the importance of writing a plan.
  • With discussion and conversations throughout the course, develop confidence in working with/or personally to be ready to start the recovery process.

Outline of Day One:

 7:30am – 8:30am                              Registration & Check-in

8:30am – 9:15am                              Welcome & Explanation of Day

9:15am – 10:00am                            Karen & Ron’s stories

10:00am – 11:00am                         Preparing for Recovery/What do we mean by Recovery?

11:00am – 11:15am                         Morning Break

11:15am – Noon                               The COPS Recovery Program

12:00pm – 12:30pm                         Choice Ownership People Self

12:30pm – 1:30pm                           Lunch

1:30pm – 3:15pm                             The First Plan/The Importance of Journal

3:15pm – 3:30pm                             Afternoon Break

3:30pm – 4:00pm                             You Are Not the Problem/Work of Michel White

4:00pm – 4:30pm                             Personify the Problem/Externalizing Language

4:30pm                                                 End Day 1 - Turn in Evaluation

 Outline of Day Two:

 7:30am – 8:30am                              Registration & Check-in

8.30am – 9:15am                              Welcome & Explanation of Day

9:15am – 10:30am                            Recap Day 1/The Person is Not the Problem

10:30am – 11:00am                         The Problem is the Problem

11:00am – 11:15am                         Morning Break

11:15am – Noon                               Introduction to the Illness Trap

12:00pm – 12:30pm                         Understanding the Trap

12:30pm – 1:30pm                           Lunch

1:30pm – 3:15pm                             Working Through & Negotiating the Trap

3:15pm – 3:30pm                             Afternoon Break

3:30pm – 4:00pm                             Moving Forward Together

4:00pm – 4:30pm                             Concluding Remarks, Questions/Discussion

4:30pm                                                 End Day 2 - Turn in Evaluation

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