Clients practice the identified new behaviors or ways of thinking at all times. Clients become self-aware as to when old patterns are reasserting themselves and immediately substitute the new thoughts, attitudes or behaviors. It is also essential to self-monitor to be sure that new, equally dysfunctional thinking and behaviors are not being substituted.
Simply understanding why we think, respond and act the way we do is not enough to create long-term change. Insight without action is meaningless. Action without balance leads to regression. New ways of thinking, responding and behaving must be practiced regularly for lasting change to occur.
It took time for negative patterns to become entrenched. It will take a significant amount of time for new healthier patterns to become automatic.
This principle is based on the recognition of the need for change in order to improve the quality of life. It is an ongoing process through which unwanted behaviors are eliminated and replaced with new healthy behaviors and patterns.
At the Fourmula, treatment is based on the fundamental principle that Consistency in Actions over Time = Recovery.
Based on our collective years of experience in the field of behavioral health, people experiencing problems in their lives either due to emotional or substance abuse issues have difficulty with remaining consistent and following through with what they learned in treatment. Change is a process, not an event. Changing patterns of thinking, attitude and behavior takes time, patience and commitment. In order to achieve long-term change, old patterns must be challenged. New ways of thinking and behaving must be adopted and practiced over time. Each individual moves through the process of change in their own way. Acknowledging a problem is the first step and then making the decision to do something about it is the next. People often cycle back and forth through the different stages of change. Having a strong supportive environment in which to express concerns, doubts and failures increases the likelihood of long-term recovery. What we have also seen is that people substitute one destructive pattern for another when core issues are unresolved. Our individual and group therapy processes are designed to identify and resolve core issues.
At The Fourmula, treatment is based on the fundamental principle that Consistency in Actions Over Time = Recovery.
Our team believes that effective treatment begins with acknowledging the problems that may exist within the family system. Our goal is to alleviate any presenting stressors by implementing a unique concurrent treatment model for each teen, adult and family that enters our program. Successful recovery requires treating not only the behavioral, emotional and relational issues, but physical and nutritional as well. We do this all in one place with individual, group and family therapy, as well as our own gym and kitchen for healthy meal planning and preparation. This approach becomes a catalyst for a new way of nurturing long-term changes.
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