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Relapse Prevention Training

Relapse Prevention Training

Relapse is not a conscious choice

But there are predictable and progressive warning signs that occur in most recovering food addicts before a return to addictive use.  Relapse Prevention Training will teach you how to become aware of these changes and how to choose positive alternatives to addictive use.
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"The signs begin with minor changes in thinking and behaviour. You convince yourself that recovery is no longer a priority issue. Other things become more important. So you revert to old behaviours instead of the new behaviour that had held you in your recovery. You step away and stop growing."

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Relapse Prevention Training

Staying Food SOBER with RPT

How do you stay food sober and keep to the new, healthy lifestyle that you have fought so hard to find?  Long-term food sobriety begins and ends with the ability to identify and manage triggers.  Temptation will always be present and relapse triggers will appear – it is inevitable in our heavily food-cued environment.  Learning how to effectively spot, address and manage your personal early warning signs is the key to long -term recovery.

Developed by Dr Terence Gorski, an expert on staying sober, the Gorski Relapse Prevention Plan (RPT)  is built on the belief that relapse can be mapped, predicted and in most cases avoided altogether by learning to identify and manage our unique relapse warning signs.

Using cognitive behavioural techniques developed by Gorski and The Cenaps Corporation, RPT will teach you how to become aware of the subtle changes in behaviour and mood that can lead you back into compulsive, obsessional thought, addictive use, isolation, avoidance and denial.  It is the process of bringing your symptoms of relapse into conscious awareness and mapping corrective action.

What you can expect from us

The relapse prevention training program provides the necessary psychological support and education for individuals to learn essential skills required to identify and manage, high-risk situations on the journey of recovery.

01. Session One: Introductions

Introductions, objectives – share your recovery story and your hopes and goals for the work we will do together.

02. Session Two: Self-monitoring techniques

Learn stress self-monitoring techniques using the stress thermometer described as “one of the most effective techniques in cognitive behavioural therapy”.

03. Session Three: Warning Sign Cards

Learning from past efforts at recovery.  Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of your previous attempt at recovery.  Preparing your first stack of warning sign cards.

04. Session Four: Behavioural Patterns

Reviewing your life and addiction history to identify the pattern of recurring life problems that set you up for relapse.  Developing your second stack of warning sign cards.

05. Session Five: Relapse Calendar

Create your own list of hidden warning signs from your personalised relapse and recovery calendar.  Developing your third stack of warning sign cards.

06. Session Six: Sequencing

Explore fifteen common warning signs that can lead from recovery to relapse and develop your own initial warning sign list.  Complete your fourth stack of warning sign cards and start to sequence.

07. Session Seven: Flow Experience

Develop your final warning sign card sequence, in tight sequence we start to experience flow.

08. Session Eight: Critical Signs

Identify your three critical warning signs.

09. Session Nine: Commence TFUAR

Start the TFUAR Analysis, learning to process the thoughts section for your three critical warning signs.

10. Session Ten: TFUAR Management

Continue TFUAR Analysis, introducing a feelings checklist and develop feeling-management skills to complete the TFUAR process.

11. Session Eleven: Strategy management

Continue TFUAR Analysis, work through a strategic process to identify and manage the self-defeating urges that set you up for relapse.

12. Session Twelve: Process management

Continue TFUAT Analysis, work through the process of identifying and managing self-destructive actions or behaviours that set you up for relapse.

13. Session Thirteen: Personal reactions

Continue TFUAR Analysis, managing your personal reactions.

14. Session Fourteen: Building recovery

Building a recovery program for relapse prevention.  Learn how to identify and manage your critical warning signs

15. Session Fifteen: Harness the power

Custom build your personal relapse prevention recovery plan, learn to harness the power of inventory work

16. Session Sixteen: Graduation

You made it!  Tie everything together, review and celebrate with full participation in our graduation ceremony.

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Specialist sugar addiction RPT has an integral role in relapse prevention, through supportive education and guidance you’ll learn to navigate your journey to recovery with resilience and confidence. Embrace your new found empowerment, now take a proactive stance towards preventing relapses and promoting a long-term successful recovery. 

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