Mud, Water and Light: Introspection, Myth and Recovery Metaphors
By Robert Chapman, MSSW, LADC, CRPS
In this experiential workshop, Bobby Chapman uses an environmental metaphor to explore the important role of introspection and reflection in the recovery process. Participants will journey to three introspective destinations, 1) the mud, which represents powerlessness and surrender, 2) the marshes – those learned survival skills that stem from dysfunction, and 3) the caverns -- those deepest of childhood issues and traumas. Metaphor is a powerful and engaging tool that can enhance your view of recovery and offer an engaging mode of healing for your clients. This is an intermediate course intended for practicing clinicians.
Describe three phases of introspection and the therapeutic benefit of addressing each in recovery.
Describe the role of ‘powerlessness’ in recovery.
Describe how substitute addictions are a natural part of the recovery / relapse process.
Describe the role that the internal / external locus of control has in the recovery / relapse process.
Online Video Course (1.5 Credits)
Online Audio Course (1.5 Credits)