1-day workshop

Brief therapy for stopping addictions

See demonstrated and try for yourself the easy-to-learn, highly effective psychological techniques that help people overcome all kinds of addictive and compulsive behaviours…

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Brief therapy for stopping addictions

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Hugely informative - one of the best days training I’ve ever had

Addictions Counsellor

When combined with new insights into the addictive process and what drives it, the techniques you will learn prove immensely effective at helping people overcome a wide range of addictions, as well as reducing relapses and withdrawal symptoms…

Why take this course

As the number of people affected by addiction continues to rise, the mental, physical and financial suffering this causes to individuals, their families and colleagues, can be immense.

Thankfully it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives in a small number of sessions – as you will discover on this highly practical, skills-based day.

New ideas and techniques from various schools of brief, solution-focused therapy are showing that it is possible to help most addicts transform their lives in a small number of sessions.

At this practical training day – which complements the online course Tackling addiction: Understanding how to stop all types of addictive behaviour – you will learn and practise the powerful skills derived from the human givens approach (which organically integrates the best brief therapy techniques) that are helping people overcome a wide range of addictions, including: alcoholism, heroin, smoking, gambling addiction, shopping, social media addiction, sex, self-harm and eating disorders.

These skills are essential if you wish to improve your effectiveness when working with any addiction.

A total relevation – very uplifting

Mental Health Worker

What will you learn

  • Demonstrations – by a leading expert in addiction counselling – of the powerful skills that help to quickly break the patterns of addictive behaviour
  • Guidance and practise in using these yourself
  • New insights into the addictive process and why people become addicted
  • Essential motivational interviewing techniques (and how to incorporate them into the stages of change)
  • Common traps to avoid when treating addictions
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the most useful ways to beat a wide variety of addictions – and prevent relapse
  • Ways to overcome resistance
  • How to develop a treatment plan and deepen a client’s commitment to change
  • Increased understanding of the addictive trance and its false promises
  • How to use narrative and harm reduction techniques
  • An understanding of the importance of guided imagery in overcoming addictions, and the opportunity to use and experience it for yourself
  • Co-morbid conditions – the link with addiction and how to deal with them as effectively and quickly as possible
  • A new confidence that comes from knowing how much can be done – when you know how
  • Course notes, CPD Certificate and more…

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Good to know

Good to know

This workshop complements our online course Tackling Addiction.

Guided imagery and visualisation skills are useful skills to have for implementing the strategies taught on this workshop.

The information and skills you will learn on this day are useful for working with people who self-harm.

Course Programme

The ‘Brief therapy for stopping addictions – a practical skills-based day’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

Who is this course suitable for?

All members of the caring professions, including:  drug workers,  youth workers,  doctors,  nurses, psychotherapists,  counsellors,  clinical psychologists,  occupational therapists,  psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapists,  teachers,  social workers,  physiotherapists, support workers and anyone wishing to improve their understanding of addictive behaviour and how to treat it.

 

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Reviews for this course

4.7/5 (21 Reviews)
  1. Methodist Minister

    Brilliant as always!

  2. Senior Parent Support Advisor

    I found it really interesting that all addictions, not just chemical ones, can be helped by this approach. Fantastic training.

  3. GP

    RIGAAR is a really useful framework to add to my consultation skills, along with motivational interviewing.

  4. Volunteer Counsellor

    Very practical and informative. Useful on a professional and personal level.

  5. Medical Herbalist

    Excellent. Covered lots of aspects of the addiction process. Well delivered and well paced. Can’t fault it.

  6. Teacher

    A positive structure with clear principles which can be used to help clients change patterns of behaviour – very helpful.

  7. Student Development Officer/PCA Counsellor

    Really enjoyed the day. The best day course I’ve been on in a while!

  8. Support Worker

    I found the day mesmorising – truly enlightening and I hung onto every word.

  9. Senior Parent Advisor

    This was the most thought provoking workshop experienced so far. It has given me a whole new perspective on addictive behaviour which I feel is based on a sound knowledge base rather than myth.

  10. Weight Management Practitioner

    Another inspiring, interesting and practical day of ‘human givens’ training – I will be back again for more.

  11. Occupational Health

    Essential skills for dealing with addictions – just what I came for.

  12. Special Educational Needs Caseworker

    …I am tackling my own addiction and now I am filled with hope and even more determination.

  13. Psychiatrist

    Lovely insights into addiction which are quite refreshing compared to the traditional teaching.

  14. Behaviour Consultant (Psychologist)

    Brought real clarity to the question of how to treat addictions in a cohesive, structured way that is eminently transferrable to my work.

  15. Addiction Doctor

    Where do I start? What a fantastic course – inspiring and encouraging – a brilliant day.

  16. Resettlement Worker

    Brain mechanisms involved in addiction were fabulously clearly explained and a sensible plan for treatment. Can’t wait to try it out.

  17. Deputy Service Manager

    A very rewarding day – I will be able to implement what I’ve learnt both professionally and personally – thank you.

  18. Volunteer Alcohol Project Worker

    Enlightening and useful – with a lot of evidence-based knowledge.

  19. Mental Health Nurse

    Practical, easy-to-understand, well taught and immensely informative. An excellent, wonderfully experienced trainer who is great to learn from.

  20. Counsellor

    Having the opportunity to put the theory into practice is wonderful. Has helped to build confidence in myself for future work with clients.

  21. Addictions Counsellor

    Hugely informative – the skills I learnt today will be immensely helpful in my work.

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