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When: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT) Where: A G Palmer HouseMorrell CrescentLittlemoreOX4 4SU OxfordUnited Kingdom Hosted By: Recovery Research Network Register for this event now at: Event Details: Theme: Poverty and Social Inequality Place: A [...]

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About ARC

The Academy for Recovery Coaching provides affordable, high quality, evidence based, sustainable training in self-management and peer support, across all of health and social care. Training is delivered in an interactive, ‘addictive’ and engaging way to create change that sticks. There is growing evidence that supporting people with long term conditions to look after themselves better can improve outcomes and satisfaction more than traditional ‘treatment’ approaches. People want to help others but they don’t know how to effectively. Thanks to our strong links with the health and social care ‘industry’ and knowledge of the top problems in and around the area of recovery and recovery training, our events and learning packages quickly enable learners with powerful and relevant tools. Our training events are delivered in groups at location up and down the UK. We will also soon be offering online training and support. As a not-for-profit organisation. if the company makes any surplus it will be used for:

  • enabling individuals to access free / heavily subsidised places on training which will enhance their own wellbeing and empower them to help others using proven methods, and
  • creating new digital health products including online courses and games

What is Recovery?

Recovery is not the same as treatment or cure. It is the “lived or real life experience of people as they accept and overcome the challenge … they experience themselves as recovering a new sense of self and of purpose within and beyond the limits” Deegan, P. (1988) Recovery: The lived experience of rehabilitation So, recovery is a natural process which health professionals (and organisations) can facilitate or get in the way of. Recovery Coaching is an approach to working alongside people with health problems which draws on recent insights from health psychology, positive psychology, motivational theory and coaching. Broader than the useful but limited medical model, it encourages a positive view of human nature and works with peoples innate tendency towards growth, wellbeing and development even in the face of adversity and disabling ill-health. It does not involve telling people what to do, but emphasises empathic listening, skillful questioning, the sharing of what other people have found helpful and the drawing out goals, plans, options and ways forward from the individual. It includes specific skills for building confidence, autonomy and a greater sense of control, as well as the collaborative development of wellness recovery and relapse prevention plans. There are many definitions of recovery.


Brief Interventions using Compassion-Focused, Positive Psychological Acceptance & Commitment Techniques


Interactive skills based programme to inoculate workers against stress and burnout, reduce stigma and build trust


Compassion Resilience and Self Help


Peer Support & Recovery Coaching

Evidence Based Peer Support

Accredited ACT