This group is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) techniques, recognising that thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interlinked. SMART uses a series of tools to address thoughts and linked behaviours which in turn will begin to affect change in behaviour and how we feel.
SMART has been developed specifically to aid recovery from addiction and dependency.
SMART addresses four main areas:
1) Building and maintaining motivation.
2) Coping with urges.
3) Identifying and solving problems.
4) Lifestyle balance.
SMART views recovery as a person's individual responsibility, and addiction as a complex maladaptive behaviour, not as a disease. However, anyone can benefit from SMART, no matter what their understanding of the nature of their addiction/dependency is.
The groups seek to challenge thinking patterns thereby improving a person's overall wellbeing/lifestyle. The groups provide a safe confidential space, to work on issues together with others and learn tools and skills which can be used on a daily basis, a strategy for recovery.
With the Tuesday group running now for two years, we are hoping to start a new peer led group on Monday evenings from 6pm-7.30. We are very keen for this group to be peer led and we need facilitators. Please contact us if you are interested in facilitating this group.
Tuesdays 12.30pm till 2.00pm at Simpson House
We are very sorry to announce that the Wednesday group at Crew is ceasing to run. The last meeting there is Wed 23rd January at 1pm.
For more information contact Liz or Paul at Simpson House on 0131 225 6028 or Diane at Crew 2000 on 0131 220 3404.