Talking to a problem drinker is often a frustrating experience. For even when it is obvious to everyone that there is a problem with alcohol, the drinker continues to stridently deny it. So how do you break through this denial?
One way is to stage an Intervention. This is where you assemble a group of people, usually mostly family and friends, and have a structured conversation with your drinker. You would probably say ‘but I’ve had many conversations with my drinker and none of them have worked so what makes this different?
An Intervention is different as it is both structured and formal. There is a method to the delivery and content of an effective Intervention and that is what this course is designed to do teach you that method.
So, let us show you how to plan, organise and deliver an Intervention to maximise your success in communicating with your drinker and motivating them to change.
But first it is important to offer a caveat! Please be aware, an Intervention takes work, it is not just a formula that you pick up and deliver. It has to be tailored to your own specific circumstances, and those of your drinker. The majority of Interventions that fail, do so because they were delivered without adequate preparation or, also very common, they were never delivered at all. For these reasons, we want to show you how to put it together properly to give you, and your drinker, the best chance of success.
So, what does this Intervention Course consist of?
Over 4 weeks, this course is going to do is going to take you step by step through the various preparations that you need, the various plans that you need to make, the information that you need to gather. You should be aware that there is a considerable amount of information gathering to do to prepare for an intervention.
In this first week, we’ll talk about what you need to do for yourself. I’ll go through the various stages of what needs to be done. In this first session, what we’re going to do is we’re going to look at the preparation you need to do for yourself. You need to actually prepare yourself by making space in your life and emotionally to carry out an intervention. It is a serious undertaking and requires a determined mindset.
In week two, we’re going to start looking at the problem and defining the it in a way that the drinker can understand and has difficulty denying. It’s very important to define the problem because, if you’re going to talk to your drinker about it, then you have to have a very clear idea of what the problem actually is and how to present it, and we’ll talk about how that’s presented in the following week.
In week three, we’re going to talk about solutions. This is when you’ll be looking at what can be done, what help is available locally, where the drinker could go for that help. And we’ll talk a bit about the various options that are available for them. To make success more likely you have to present the drinker with not only the problem, but also with a possible solution.
In week four, we’re going to talk about the delivery. How do you actually deliver? So in this one, we need to talk about what you need to prepare yourself for doing an intervention. It doesn’t just come spontaneously and you need to have a particular frame of mind.
How will the Course be Delivered?
• A weekly video of John talking through the stages of the Intervention
• A second weekly video answering your questions
• A regular email with tips and hints
• A voucher for 50% off a 1 to 1 with John (£25 instead of £50) to talk about your preparations and get some coaching for the Intervention.
While the website is free, we need to charge for this service. However, we have kept keep the charge low at £40.
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