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1 Understanding Recovery PowerPoint Designed by: Kimberly M. Fuller Consumer Affairs Coordinator Piedmont Center for Mental Health Simpsonville, South Carolina Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org

2 Recovery Principles People need to believe they will recover in order to recover. Consumers Initial Beliefs I have no hope, I will never recover. Peer Coachs Response You can and will recover like I and many others. Consumers New Beliefs I have confidence I can and will recover. Step One…

3 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Two… Recovery Principles People need people to believe in them, to help them believe in themselves. Consumers Initial Beliefs I dont believe in myself and no one else believes in me. Peer Coaches Response I believe in you at your deepest level. Consumers New Belief I accept that other people believe in me and now I believe in myself.

4 Step Three… Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Recovery Principles Trust is the cornerstone of recovery. Consumers Initial Beliefs I cant trust anyone, including myself. Peer Coachs Response You can learn to trust me through being trustworthy and this will help you trust yourself. Consumers New Belief I trust you and I now trust myself.

5 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Four… Recovery Principles Self Determination. Consumers Initial Beliefs I cant make my own decisions. Others must make my decisions because they know what is best for me. Peer Coachs Response You can learn to make your own decisions based on your emerging self- knowledge. Consumers New Belief I can make my own decisions because I know myself.

6 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Five… Recovery Principles Importance of having and following ones own dreams. Consumers Initial Beliefs I cannot trust my dreams so I should not dare to dream. Peer Coachs Response I believe in your dreams as essential to your growth. Consumers New Belief It is OK and vital to dream; my dreams are more meaningful than my dopamine

7 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Six… Recovery Principles Connecting at a human level is essential. Consumers Initial Beliefs I am alone even in a crowd because I can only relate superficially; I am unlovable. Peer Coachs Response You can connect at a deeply human level and people will want to connect with you; you are loveable. Consumers New Belief I feel worthy, capable of connecting at a deep level, and loveable.

8 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Seven… Recovery Principles All my feelings, including my anger, sadness, and fear are valid. Consumers Initial Beliefs My anger and other feelings are symptoms of my madness. Peer Coachs Response Your anger, etc… is understandable and connected to relationships in your life. Consumers New Belief My anger etc… is a real part of me, teaching me about myself and my relationships.

9 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Eight… Recovery Principles Relating with respect and dignity. Consumers Initial Beliefs I am unworthy of being treated or treating myself with respect and dignity. Peer Coachs Response I respect and honor you as an equal human being. Consumers New Belief I deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

10 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Nine… Recovery Principles There is always meaning in what appears to be madness. Consumers Initial Beliefs When people say I am crazy. My thoughts and words are senseless. Peer Coachs Response I can always find some truth about you and our relationship in your craziest sounding words. Consumers New Belief My craziest seeming thoughts and words are meaningful and always teach me something important about myself and my relationships.

11 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Step Ten… Recovery Principles Expressing ones own voice. Consumers Initial Beliefs My voice is insignificant and unimportant and no one listens to me so I must rely on everyone elses voices. Peer Coachs Response Your voice is the sacred spark that never dies; I am very interested in what you, at your deepest level have to say. Consumers New Belief My voice is important and others will listen.

12 Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

13 Using The Ten Steps In Chart Form To Teach Others To Understand Recovery Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org

14 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief People need to believe they will recover in order to recover. I have no hope, I will never recover. You can and will recover like I and many others. I have confidence I can and will recover. Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

15 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief People need people to believe in them to help them believe in themselves. I dont believe in myself and no one else believes in me. I believe in you at your deepest level. I accept that other people believe in me and now I believe in myself. Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

16 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief Trust is the cornerstone of recovery. I cant trust anyone, including myself. You can learn to trust me through my being trustworthy and this will help you trust yourself. I trust you and I now trust myself. Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

17 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief Self- determination. I cant make my own decisions. Others must make my decisions because they know what is best for me. You can learn to make your own decisions based on your emerging self- knowledge. I can make my own decisions because I know myself. Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

18 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief Importance of having and following ones own dreams. I cannot trust my dreams, so I should not dare to dream. I believe in your dreams as essential to your growth. It is OK and vital to dream; my dreams are more meaningful than my dopamine ! ! Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

19 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief Connecting at a human level is essential. I am alone even in a crowd because I can only relate superficially; I am unlovable. You can connect at a deeply human level and people will want to connect with you; you are lovable. I feel worthy, capable of connecting at a deep level, and lovable. Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

20 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief All my feelings, including anger, sadness and fear are valid. My anger and other feelings are symptoms of my madness. Your anger, etc… is understand-able and connected to relationships in your life. My anger etc… is a real part of me, teaching me about myself and my relationships Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

21 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief Relating with respect and dignity. I am unworthy of being treated or treating myself with respect and dignity. I respect and honor you as an equal human being. I deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

22 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief There is always meaning in what appears as madness. When people say I am crazy. My thoughts and words are senseless. I can always find some truth about you and our relationship in your craziest sounding words. My craziest seeming thoughts and words are meaningful and always teach me something important about myself and my relationships Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

23 Recovery Principles Consumers Initial Beliefs Peer Coachs Response Consumers New Belief Expressing ones own voice. My voice is insignificant and unimportant and no one listens to me so I must rely on everyone elses voices. Your voice is the sacred spark that never dies; I am very interested in what you, at your deepest level have to say. My voice is important and I and others will listen. Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, The National Empowerment Center www.power2u.org Understanding Recovery

24 All Information Created By Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD for The National Empowerment Center www.power2you.org Understanding Recovery


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