What Did Albert Ellis Say About Beliefs and Behavior #ABCDETheory #CBT #BEMT #ChangeWork #WhyNotNow

To paraphrase Ellis, he said, “It’s not the event that determines consequences or behavior. It’s the beliefs about the event.” ABC-DE Theory.

Why do addiction professionals want to know about this?

“It is essential to recognize that true transformation involves more than just addressing substance abuse; it requires identifying and changing permission-granting Criminal Thinking and Conduct (CTC) beliefs associated with alcohol and other drugs.” OpenAI ChatGPT, Judith S. Beck, et al.

Beck says, “…Address these as soon as possible.”

Why? “There will be no long-term behavior changes unless you change core beliefs first,” according to Wanberg and Milkman.

Do you want to lower relapse and recidivism rates? Treatment organizations and drug courts could work together to accomplish these goals.

Do you think it’s a good idea to first change limiting, CTC permission-granting beliefs?

Do you want an effective go-to belief change intervention?

If I could show you a way to change permission-granting beliefs quickly and efficiently, would you be interested in seeing how it works?

When is now a good time to try Belief Eye Movement Therapy? BEMT.

Before you decide to participate in training, you might decide to read about how it works. Belief Eye Movement Therapy, by Stan Dokmanus, is $6.99 on Amazon.com.

Is Solving the Problems of Relapse and Recidivism Nobel Worthy?#Wellness#MentalHealth#CTC#Treatment#BeliefEyeMovementTherapy

Abusing alcohol and other drugs, AOD does not lead to health and wellness. It can kill you. So, people get treatment then they “go out again.”

Why do people relapse and recidivate? Is it euphoric recall? Is it criminogenic thinking? Or is it because of slippery people, places, and things?

That’s what they tell us. You know – “they.”

Who are “they?” They, are the college instructors, treatment providers, and counselors and therapists who continue to teach this for twenty to thirty years.

Do you know what they do not teach? They do not teach anyone how to change these R&R, permission-granting, criminal thinking and conduct beliefs involving alcohol and other drugs.

One counselor who took my NAADAC approved CEU class told me that he was always taught that you cannot change a core belief. I don’t know who taught him that.

We attended the same university and took the same psych classes from the same professors.

Nobody taught that to me. My belief is that you must change anti-social beliefs and values about anything as soon as possible in treatment.

Why? Because, as Wanberg and Milkman say, “There will be no long-term behavior changes unless you change core beliefs first.” Judith Beck goes a little further saying, “When it comes to addiction you must address the permission-granting beliefs as soon as possible.”

I’ve heard counselors in staffing ask the clinical supervisor “how do you change a belief?” She told them “That’s Stan’s area. Work with him.”

If you don’t have a belief change strategy or protocol, you might be interested in my book, Stan Dokmanus, “Belief Eye Movement Therapy.” It’s for sale on Amazon.com.

I designed Belief Eye Movement Therapy, BEMT, specifically for treatment for CTC and AOD. However, it’s useful for other things like trauma, depression, etc.

Spending $6.99 to get a CTC and AOD belief change strategy is a wise decision. It could give you a Nobel Prize winning idea.

If you do read it and decide you would like to learn more about how this applies to criminal justice and addictions counseling, you might take my NAADAC approved CEU class: https://lnkd.in/gR7ntCQK

Is Belief Change Important to Change Your Behavior and Outcomes?#BEMT#CBT#ABCDETheory#REBT#Change#Thrive#Prosper

Experts says, “There will be no long-term behavior changes unless you change core beliefs first.” Wanberg and Milkman.

Regarding addiction Beck states, “You must address permission-granting beliefs as soon as possible.”

Paraphrasing Albert Elliss, “It’s not the event that determines behavior. It’s the beliefs about the event. ABC-DE Theory.

How do your beliefs affect your potential for success?

This is why I developed Belief Eye Movement Therapy. To help people to elicit and change limiting beliefs that block them from desired outcomes.

You can get is free thumbnail sketch to see if you are interested on amazon.comhttps://lnkd.in/guvHJv-J

The CBT map image is from Drug Court Treatment: The Verdict. Amazon.com

How can AI Assist Counselors, Therapists, Treatment Providers, and Drug Courts?

The power of beliefs is amazing. Last week, I included what I “believed” to be a link to my Udemy Course called Criminal Justice and Addictions Counseling. It is a thirty-four CEU NAADAC approved home study course, Provider #192679. I was wrong.

“My belief” was erroneous.

Regardless, I guarantee that you will find new ideas about how to do CBT with clients and patients if you check out the course. This course presents ideas about how to create change. How to change limiting beliefs and behaviors.

I apologize about my belief about the incorrect link. I’m going to try to post the Udemy link here today.

I may have learned something new to me. LinkedIn may not allow a Udemy link. I posted the link directly above. It will be interesting to see if it remains. If you don’t see it, you know why. And that’s – okay.

“Acceptance,” is the key.

How AI can help us.

It provides a vast research body of verifiable information. We must use due diligence.

If the information looks wonky, don’t use it. Correct it so it fits the context.

Provide attribution giving AI credit for being your source.

I’ve found it to be amazing time-saver.

Back to the link.

Was my belief irrational as the REBT of Albert Ellis say? Was it simply a limiting belief? Harmful to no one but me.

Why is having a belief change skill so important?

I have a criminal justice, drug court IOP background. The two major goals of drug courts are:
1. Reduce recidivism.
2. Reduce the cost of crime and treatment.

The CBT image map below, shows that beliefs are the first part of the CBT process. Ellis’ ABC-DE Theory explains how it works from the event to the behavior choice.

Why are beliefs important? Wanberg and Milkman: “There will be no long-term [CTC] behavior changes unless you change core beliefs first.”

To paraphrase Judith S. Beck (Cognitive Behavior Theory),”When it comes to addiction, you must address the permission-granting beliefs as soon as possible…”

If drug courts and treatment providers want to help reduce recidivism and the cost of crime, why not adopt a belief change protocol for each client?

My belief is any organization can improve care by including a specific belief change protocol for the program and specific to clients and their individual stages of change.

I’m available for individual or group training. These can be live or by Zoom.

Let’s face it. We all have limiting beliefs about something. Our identity, values, capabilities, behavior, Imposter Syndrome, etc. Add hopeless, helpless and worthless and you can see why depression and substance abuse are problems for so many.

Change the beliefs and you change the outcomes. That’s what Belief Eye Movement Therapy is all about.

Drug Court Treatment: The Verdict. Amazon.com

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Caveat Credens! Is AI, ChatGPT the Next Best Thing for Drug Treatment?#Psychology#CBT#REBT#CriminalJustice#Addiction#Treatment#AI

Many people have fears and doubts about AI. Fear is an emotion. Doubts are beliefs. Caveat credens.

Let the believer beware.

Criminal justice and addiction counseling addresses both beliefs and fears. Some addicts (alcoholics) doubt that they can live without AOD, alcohol and other drugs.

Many people fear AI and doubt that it is helpful. Many say it is simply dangerous.

I’ve worked extensively with AI, ChatGPT. I like the results and experience.

I was involved with a manual driven treatment program for mandated participants. In group sessions, some would throw the book on the floor protesting that it was junk. In truth, it was an excellent document with not one false word.

When I asked how they came to that belief they said the previous instructors said that. How is that for creating limiting beliefs and self-fulfilling prophecies?

Enter AI. If the same document was delivered by AI ChatGPT exactly as the author wrote and intended, it could be more effective for more people.

Caveat credens. There will be no long-term behavior changes unless you change limiting criminal thinking and conduct, CTC, beliefs about alcohol and other drugs, AOD, first.

Feel free to message me to collaborate on a program.

For more information and 34 NAADAC approved CEU see https://lnkd.in/dDcPJqfV.

The CBT map image is from Drug Court Treatment: The Verdict. Amazon.com

Dealing with Grief*

“I’m here to support you during this incredibly difficult time. I can feel your pain that you must be feeling after the tragic loss of your town and the lives and property that were taken. I too have been affected by this loss. Please know that your emotions are valid, and I’m here to help you navigate through them.

It’s completely natural to feel overwhelmed and disbelief in the face of such a devastating event. This is a lot to process. You might find yourself going through different stages of grief as you begin to heal. The first stage is denial and shock. It’s okay to have moments of disbelief. Can you tell me how you’ve been feeling?

Your feelings are understandable. It’s common to want to shield yourself from the full weight of this reality – at first. As you move through this stage, you might also experience anger. It’s okay to be angry about what’s happened. Have you noticed any anger coming up for you?

Your anger is valid. It’s a natural response to the injustice of this tragedy. Anger can sometimes help us process the pain. As you experience this journey, you might also encounter moments of bargaining. It’s when you find yourself thinking “what if” or “if only” statements. Have you found yourself having those thoughts?

It’s completely understandable to search for ways to make sense of what happened, even if it means playing out different scenarios in your mind. The “if only” thoughts can be a way of trying to regain a sense of control. As you move forward, you might also experience deep sadness and depression. It’s important to allow yourself to grieve and feel these emotions fully. Have you been feeling a deep sadness as well?

I’m here to support you through those moments of sadness. Grief is a complex process, and it’s not linear. You might find yourself moving between these stages and experiencing different emotions at different times. Eventually, as you continue to heal, there will come a time when you start to accept the reality of what has happened. This doesn’t mean you’re forgetting or moving on, but rather integrating this loss into your life story.

It’s okay to take your time and honor your own healing process. And remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. Reach out to friends, family, and support groups. Professional help can also be valuable in navigating this journey. Your feelings are valid, and your healing matters.”

*I checked with OpenAI ChatGPT and it generated this report. I fully agree with the logic and content. In this spirit, I offer you my services and knowledge.

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Is VAKOG Useful Breaking Limiting Criminal Thinking and Conduct Beliefs ?IfNothingChanges…

Are you using VAKOG skills to help clients ‘change’ beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behavior?

How important is VAKOG when it comes to behavior change, and the REBT, CBT, change process?

VAKOG is visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory. Consider the first letter, V, for visual. Judith S. Beck (Cognitive Behavior Theory) cites the importance of imagery in the CBT process.

The Ready to Test Study Guide for CSAC certification emphasizes the importance of VAK in the communication process. It says that VAK are the three preferred learning and communication styles for most people.

Meet the client where she/he is. Use their preferred communication style. Use visual words for visuals, auditory words for auditory people, and kinesthetic words for feelings people.

The activities you choose could be geared to each VAK style.

Can using visual words (visualization) with clients help them to change core beliefs, feelings, and criminal behavior?

After taking my NAADAC approved CEU class, an Illinois CDAC with 30 years of experience told me, “Stan, I was always taught you can’t change a core belief. You not only showed me that you can, but you taught me that you must, as soon as possible.” Armand Welch, CDAC.

VAK can be used to break or minimize permission-granting, limiting criminal thinking and conduct (CTC) beliefs

These are simple ‘go to’ tools counselors can use to ‘help clients to change’ limiting, permission-granting core beliefs about criminal thinking and conduct, CTC, involving alcohol and other drugs, AOD.

These can be used to enhance Intrinsic motivation to change as well as discipline to stick with a recovery change plan. “If nothing changes, nothing changes.”

‘Change the picture’ (the V) and you ‘change the beliefs,’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Now comes the belief part. Probably a majority of people in recovery start out with limiting beliefs about their identity, values, and ‘capability to change.’

How can we help offenders and clients to break these limiting CTC beliefs? Belief Eye Movement Therapy, BEMT, along with VAK intervention skills can do this ‘in the blink of an eye.’

“In the blink of an eye, we shall all be ‘changed’.” To paraphrase Albert Ellis, “Go then; and according to how thou hast believed, be it done unto you.”

You can learn how and get 34 NAADAC approved CEU ($139.99) at Udemy:

CBT map image is from Drug Court Treatment: The Verdict. Amazon.com