Momentum is great until we hit a stumbling block. Then it seems like all the hard work and change we put in only got us a fraction of the way to our goals. What we fail to realize is we need to level up again. Just like in the gym, we need to constantly add more weight to continue toning our minds, bodies, and spirit. Fortunately, life tends to do that for us. Instead of giving up, our team will show you how to not only deal with obstacles but to smash right through them. You’ll reframe your perspective to view hurdles as worthy challenges, not frustrating setbacks. Just think of it as life saying to you, “You’re ready for more.”
Reframing, or cognitive reframing in recovery, is an evidenced-based technique that we use at alteredSTATE and in our recovery coaching programs to help you create a different way of looking at a situation, person, or relationship by changing its meaning. A component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, it’s crucial that your beliefs surrounding your issues are analyzed and challenged to support your long-term change. Reframing allows the recovery coach to understand your beliefs and world-views, but also change the perspective in which you view yourself, your problems, your shortcomings, or frustrations.
Reframing helps us develop new perspectives and healthy self-talk. By taking part in reframing, it helps us to change our belief systems, thoughts, internal dialogue, patterns, and ultimately our actions. Additional benefits of reframing to overcome obstacles include the following:
It helps focus on addressing one specific problem at a time
It’s goal oriented, where you and your alteredSTATE Recovery Coach work together in tandem to disrupt the negative belief systems that lead to negative behaviors
It helps clients learn new and healthier coping strategies that they can begin practicing immediately
Reframing often involves workbooks with assignments to be completed and discussed during the next weekly session
One essential component to overcoming obstacles and reframing is repetition. At alteredSTATE, our personalized recovery programs range from 90 days to one year. Studies show that the longer someone stays in a program or treatment, the better chances of success they have at achieving long-term results. Our programs keep you immersed in creating positive outcomes to live a successful life.
It used to be that getting to an “altered state” meant that I was either drunk or high. Now that I’m sober, my alteredSTATE is about living a life I never imagined. What’s your alteredSTATE?
You’ve already come a long way. Let’s reach the next level together.