Picture this – you’re sitting in a group therapy session and feel yourself zoning out as one of your friends starts talking. It’s a human instinct not always to have a long attention span; however, you could very well be missing out on valuable insights that could help you recover faster.
Well, you’re there in that specific group therapy session for a reason. More importantly, if you attentively listen and soak in your surrounding conversations with positive intent, you could learn something new about yourself that can spark personal growth during your recovery process.
Building life skills can help with this – not only to listen and comprehend better but with an abundance of other interpersonal, leadership and communicative skills to help you navigate through life more comfortably.
Discover the importance of developing these skills and how Better Life Recovery & Wellness’ life skills workshop can help you.
IMPORTANCE OF LIFE SKILLS IN TREATMENT
What exactly are life skills? They are the tools you need to deal with the challenges in everyday life effectively. Some great examples are:
- Presentation skills
- Critical thinking
- Influencing others
- Conflict management
- Creative thinking
- Recognizing diversity
- Listening skills
- And much more!
When undergoing addiction or mental health treatment, it can become frustrating when you’re trying to navigate the clutter of your life. You’re so focused on overcoming this main challenge of addiction or depression that other factors like work, personal relationships, public speaking and communication skills get put on the back burner.
When these skills are implemented into your personalized treatment program, it can further enhance your recovery with excellent results to get you closer to achieving your goal(s).
The introspection you gain alone is a valuable skill to have in your back pocket when going through life – to be aware of your actions, feelings and words, and acting appropriately according to what you learn about yourself. You begin to be in charge of your emotions, negativities and fears instead of letting those overwhelming feelings control you.
You’ll both be able to enhance the way you react to other people with effective communication and will also gain the opportunity to apply it to any scenario. For example, that dream job you’ve been thinking about for years with your new-and-improved networking, presentation skill, etc.
Our worlds are ever-changing. There’s always one decision that’s made in which it directly influences a cascading effect of outcomes that determine the course of your life. To cope with the increasing pace of your life, the choices you make and deal with any challenges practically, developing healthy life skills are essential in your personal and professional growth.
Better Life Recovery & Wellness Life Skills Workshop
Better Life Recovery & Wellness (BLR) provides the highest quality addiction recovery and mental health services to those struggling with the disease of addiction or for those with mental health concerns through positive, supportive, and caring programs within a safe environment.
BLR’s life skills workshops are our primary method for providing both timely and useful services to current clients. Our didactic educational classes help participants learn coping skills for managing stress, negative moods, maladaptive behaviors and relationships. We hold all the workshops at our center.
Our workshops are open to current clients of BLR. Professional counselors and social workers facilitate the life skills seminars and will cover the following topics:
- Wellness education
- Job skills
- Resume writing
- Anger management
- Time management
- Goal planning
- Drug prevention
- Relapse prevention
- Soul care
BENEFITS OF LIFE SKILLS
In case you still aren’t convinced, here are some additional benefits to building your life skills, according to Macmillan Education:
- Increased thinking and problem solving
- More acknowledgment impact of and taking responsibility for actions
- Boosting confidence with speaking skills and leadership efforts
- Improved analytical and decision-making skills
- Greater awareness for a sense of self and appreciation for others
- More adaptable problem-solving skills
- Enhanced time and people management skills
- Building cultural awareness and citizenship
- Respecting diversity
- Maintaining an open mind to develop creativity and imagination around others
- Developing negotiation skills to empathize and build resolutions instead of resentments
BUILDING LIFE SKILLS | BETTER LIFE RECOVERY & WELLNESS
Building life skills helps to provide the tools, care and hope you need for a more promising future. You deserve a better life. Get help today: 877-594-2752