Exodus Recovery Skills
ERS is a cutting-edge outpatient curriculum, carefully crafted to help you establish a solid foundation for recovery.
ERS empowers participants with the knowledge, attitudes and skills required to maintain life-long freedom. The programme covers numerous recovery-related topics, with a significant focus on personal reflection and practical application.
Explore core concepts related to different addiction recovery topics.
Consider the core concepts in relation to your lived experience.
Implement new knowledge, attitudes and skills into your life moving forward.
Addiction is a many-layered behavioural disorder that arises out of a number of dysfunctional biopsychosocial factors interacting in an unpredictable way. This module explores not only the common signs and symptoms of the Cycle of Addiction but also the underlying mechanisms that keep us repeating the same self-destructive patterns over and over.
The old adage of “once an addict, always an addict” is simply not true. Recovery is fully possible and achievable for all people, no matter how irreconcilable the situation may seem. This moduleclarifies what it means to recover in a meaningful way and provides a multifaceted framework for achieving sustainable change.
Like with anything in life, recovery works best when we take the time to carefully plan our journey forward. This is why a strong Life Recovery Plan is vital to any sustainable recovery process. This module outlines the purpose as well as the structure of a Life Recovery Plan. ERS participants are also guided through the construction of their own individualised “roadmap” for recovery.
External and internal cues that have been neurologically paired with using over time are referred to as “triggers”. Triggers can initiate powerful automatic responses in us that could lead to relapse. In this module, ERS participants identify their own personal triggers, put plans in place to avoid them and set up strategies to increase resilience when encounters with triggers occur.
When our Emotional Intelligence is underdeveloped, we regularly adopt dysfunctional coping strategies, such as self-medicating, to deal with our feelings. This is why learning to identify, understand and manage our emotional responses is vitally important in recovery. This module unpacks four fundamental components of Emotional Intelligence and provides opportunities for participants to reflect on their own emotional quotient.
Emotional Intelligence is not something that we have or don’t have. It is an attribute that can be developed. It is possible to enhance our Emotional Intelligence with practice and with the help of some practical strategies. In this module, ERS participants learn about and apply techniques to improve self-awareness, to regulate emotional responses and to respond to emotions in positive, productive ways.
Our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes have a profound impact on our emotional, spiritual and even
physical wellbeing. In this module, common thinking problems that lead us into dysfunction are
explored. ERS participants learn about and reflect on their own denial structures, cognitive
distortions, flawed beliefs and negative self-talk to identify mental patterns in need of renewal.
Cravings in recovery can be unnerving but do not have to lead to relapse. Cravings are not a sign of “weak recovery” nor are they unsurmountable. What matters about cravings is not that we have them, but how we handle them. This module unpacks the physiology of cravings, disputes several myths about them and presents a number of effective “survival” strategies.
The patterns of thinking and behaving that keep recovery safely anchored and steady can be likened to the mooring lines of a boat. Often, when we find ourselves in a “relapse drift”, it is because one, or more, of our personal Mooring Lines has been dropped. In this module, ERS participants identify their individual Mooring Lines and determine ways of ensuring that their Mooring Lines are always securely in place.
Self-esteem that is built upon self-worth is stable because it is not dependent on external variables. When we have self-worth, we believe that we are deserving of love and respect, irrespective of what we may, or may not, have achieved and regardless of what others think, say and do. This module focuses on practical strategies that can be applied to intentionally nurture an enduring sense of personal significance and value.
Relapse does not happen “out of the blue.” In the lead up, there are always signals, or Warning Signs, that indicate a relapse may be on its way. Typically, significant cognitive, emotional and behavioural shifts precede a physical return to using. In this module, ERS participants reflect on past patterns to determine their own personal Warning Signs. Intervention strategies, to apply when Warning Signs arise, are also applied.
Gratitude is a fundamental pillar of recovery that benefits us in a multitude of ways. Unfortunately, gratitude doesn’t always come naturally to us. Staying grateful is something that most of us need to work on. This module explores what it means to live with an “attitude of gratitude” and provides practical tools that can be applied to foster a lasting perspective of thankfulness.
Small, closed group sessions provide an ideal learning environment and a safe space for personal reflection and discussion.
Each week, participants are provided with individual topic modules and written tasking to complete in their own time.
ERS is future focused, encouraging the application of constructive solutions and the development of a new recovery-based identity.
ERS benefits from decades of field experience, utilizing effective tools from Cognitive Behavioural and Positive Psychology Frameworks.
ERS provides an extremely affordable alternative to Primary Care, at an equivalent, or higher, standard of equipping.
In response to the need for effective and accessible solutions, our online groups make ERS globally available, for anyone, from anywhere.
Addiction is a complex disorder; a product of a multitude of factors interacting in an unpredictable way. This module explores, the common signs and symptoms of addiction, and the underlying mechanisms that keep us repeating the same self- destructive patterns.
Recovery is fully possible and achievable, for all people, no matter how irreconcilable our situation may seem. This module clarifies what it means to recover in a meaningful way and provides an inclusive framework for achieving sustainable change.
Triggers are internal and external cues that cause a conditioned response to use or act out. This module arms us with the ability to properly identify and understand triggers as well as develop avoidance and resilience strategies around them.
Emotional Intelligence refers to our ability to effectively identify, understand and manage our emotions. This module investigates the relationship between addiction and unchecked emotions and introduces tactics to improve how we relate to our feelings on a daily basis.
As human beings, we will experience a wide range of positive and negative emotions during our lifetime, in response to the many different circumstances. This module begin the process of understanding how to regulate and relate to emotions in healthy, positive ways.
A strong Life Recovery Plan is the core of any sustainable recovery process. It is the roadmap that helps us to navigate our way into a life of purpose and meaning in recovery. This module outlines the purpose and structure of a strong Life Recovery Plan.
“ERS has helped me apply the things I have learnt at the meetings I attend and the practical application is the part where I’ve seen the most change in my life - from regulating my emotions to how I react and utilise the tools.
If you want to absorb and completely get into a culture of recovery and start living a life that is bearing the fruits of recovery, ERS is a definite must.”