Cognitive Retraining

“Peace is retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” Wayne Dyer

Cognitive RetainingCognitive retraining is a form of therapy that is beneficial for those who suffer from both addiction and mental health disorders.

The normal pattern of how a person thinks and perceives is altered by excessive substance abuse and/or mental health disorders.

Cognitive retraining is a therapy that is designed to retrain the ways in which a person processes information, reasons, problem solves, and makes decisions.

How Does Cognitive Retraining Help?

We have provided a list of benefits of cognitive retraining for your review:

  • Improves focus and attention
  • Aids in memory loss issues
  • Strengthens analytical skills
  • Helps with reasoning capabilities
  • Decision making skills are enhanced
  • Highlights improvements for self-discipline
  • Spotlights self-control tactics
  • Focuses on relearning valuable life skills

Why is Cognitive Retraining Important to Recovery?

Cognitive retraining can play an important role in an individual’s recovery. Substance abuse disorders, and mental health illnesses alike, can wreak havoc on our ability to think and process information rationally and effectively.

Our highly trained and skilled therapists will get your cognitive skills aligned with your new life in recovery. The mental fog that is often associated with addiction and mental illness is lifted throughout the process of cognitive retraining.

“Cognitive science… touches upon everything we do.” Dr. Tom Landauers, Cognitive Scientist

Cognitive retraining helps the process of recovery by opening up your mind to new and improved techniques for filtering information and learning.

The time spent at treatment requires your full attention for maximum results. You will want to soak up all of the information that you can, in order to improve your chances of a successful recovery after treatment.

Addicts and people who suffer from mental health disorders often have a skewed view of reality due to their mental and emotional state when they get to treatment. Cognitive retraining will allow you to have a clear and open mind to the information that is being delivered.

Knowledge Helps Decrease Relapse

A safeguard against relapse is general knowledge about the disease of addiction. This knowledge will enable you to understand the true nature of your disease.

Another important aspect of your time spent in rehab is learning all of the tools that will help you stay sober on a daily basis. You will likely have other forms of therapy that put into place to help you achieve your goals.

It is imperative that your thought functions are working at the best level so that you do not miss out any information that will be helpful.

There is a lot of information and education at rehab. Cognitive retraining will ensure that your brain is working at its optimal level.

The techniques which cognitive retraining employs will give you an incredible head start on your path of recovery.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cognitive retraining aims to decrease common problems that are associated with everyday living for those suffering from addiction and mental health disorders. The main goal of this type of therapy is to improve your quality of life. Supportive feedback and repetition are two of the main characteristics that your therapist will utilize throughout the duration of cognitive retraining therapy.

The SOLVE technique is often employed for those who suffer from addiction. This aspect of the training is centered on new ways to solve problems. SOLVE is an acronym which stands for:

S – Specify
O – Options
L – Listen
V – Vary
E – Evaluate

We hope that you have found this information helpful. Please feel free to contact us for further information concerning cognitive retraining.


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