This outline is for printing and providing an outline of R.B.C. questions and talking points for Entry Core Stream.

Folder (A)
Part 1:
Holistic Recovery Care Considerations (Section 1, Survey A)
Assess and discuss each recovery care consideration to make a determination towards what requires addressing and steps to take.

Recovery Talking Points
Soft Considerations: Hope Building Actions; Nature Quotient; Social Capital; Sedentary /Movement Ratio; Trauma History; Nutrition/Eating Habits.
b) Hard Considerations: Blood Testing; Sleep Study; Brain Scans; Sleep Quality; Head Impact History


Part 2: Section 1, Survey B
Recovery Drivers
Recovery Talking Points:

1) What comes to mind, when you look over the current landscape of recovery drivers, is it sparse or robust…what is it that you are seeing that has led to this impression your liking or not….does this impression offer you confidence or feelings of failure… …what led you to this thinking…what may this suggest to you about the state of your recovery affairs, presently….how does this leaving you in feeling and in thoughts about this impression… what is it like sitting in this position….in what way does this state of your recovery affairs affect how you conceive of your future?
2) Without the fabric of recovery drivers currently in play, what degree of grip would “The Illness” have in your life… what would you be experiencing in areas of your life like, family, friendships, employment, partner relationships, parenting, sexuality, leisure, health, as a result?
3) What recovery drivers identified have allowed you to live another day, each day; how has each driver of significance from what has been identified accomplished this by what they offer?
4) Describe what has it taken until now to keep these drivers identified knitted into the fabric of one’s life… what does it take, presently, for you to keep these drivers alive in the face the stress of The Illness?
5) What does your capacity to hold onto these drivers, through thick and thin, say about your abilities and capabilities… speculate on what this acknowledgement might begin to tell you about the type of person you are…what are you giving value to, in your mind, by way of what you have just shared?


Part 3: Section 1, Survey C
The Top 6 Drivers,

Recovery Talking Points:
1) Tell me about the history of each driver, how it come to be; how long the drive has been in your life… what caught your interest at first that led to you valuing its presence in this way….how have gained by engaging this driver… if this driver stopped being present in your life what would be noticing about this loss, that speaks to its value?
2) What has shaped each driver to come to be so important over the others identified in Survey B… collectively, what in your mind, do these drivers offer to form the legs, with which to stand on, in order, to hold yourself up the best you can in the face of The Illness ?
3) What way is there, by practice, to further strengthen the influence and potency of these significant drivers on deck-, consider the when, where, duration, frequency, resources and with whom?


Part 4: Section 1, Survey D
The Uplifting Force
Recovery Talking points
1) What does the scoring begin to tell or show you about what supports a recovery….comment on the scores connection with building Person Directed Living as a prominent feature in your life? ( See Discovery Exercise “Who is at the Helm” page)…what leads you to think this way?
2) In what way can this scoring begin to inform or signal about the role one can play in making a recovery possible?
3) If the strength of the Uplifting Force was only half of what currently exists, speculate on the difference this would have on your life with The Illness, consider- a) the stress load endured b) the drive for recovery, c) the strength of The Illness d) affect on life activities e) social engagement f) influence on roles of significance g) affect on family and community involvement…. from this view point what can be conjectured as to the value and role of recovery drivers to feed a recovery… (pause to answer)…and feed the Uplifting Force?
4) When looking at the Dragging Effect force in play, how would you describe the impact of having the opposing Uplifting Force, on keep a recovery alive…what does this inform you about what you can bring to the table to oppose the influence and burden of The Illness in your life?


Part 5: Section 3
Impact Statements
Recovery Talking Points:
1) what was discovered, affirmed or brought more into awareness about the value of each driver’s richness based on the dimension tones noted in regards to…. what stands out from the dimension tones evoked that enhancing the richness of ones living, that has flown under the radar of your life all this time…. list the tones evoked from the most to least impactful… what special tone dimensions can you point to that you would characterize as medicine for the Soul….how does having this awareness and knowledge leave you in feeling and in thoughts….is this a good place to be and have…what leads you to say this in the midst of the struggles, pain and suffering from The Illness presence?

Ensure each new driver placed on deck of the Top 6 has their dimension tones laid out.

Exercise 2-Section 3
Recovery Talking Points:
1) What was discovered, affirmed or brought more into awareness about The Illness’s impact on your life and view of self…. what stands out as the key impact points identified that have been holding you back….what lets you know this… …The Illness wants you to hold close to their chest what you have identified, what is your stance or position on this…what leads you to this view point…. what does this stance begin to shed light on regarding what is of importance to shaping the person you are….translate this stance to how in what way is this position connect to the life you want to lead… how does this acknowledgement sit with you?
2) How in your mind are you richer, in some way, for having this position mentioned than if you had had no stance…speculate what you as a person or your life would would be like without a stance like this….in what small or large way can this information useful to your drive for making a recovery possible…what is your take on this development…what kind of name would be fitting, in your mind, upon reflection, to name this development…what meaning does this name have for you?
3) Through this development what can you point to that you are giving value to…if this development was viewed as a prized resource you have built and you were to draw on from its richness, what do you think this difference maker can offer as a step you can name or consider to take on for moving your recovery forward….speak to the reasonableness of this step….how likely is it for you to consider or implement…what in your mind needs to be in place to make this commitment to yourself?
4) In knowing you can consider yourself worthy of making a better life through this (name the development), how does leave you in thoughts and in feeling…what is your take on this acknowledgement going forward?

Exercise 3-Section 3
Recovery Talking Points:
1) What was discovered, affirmed or brought more into awareness about what The Illness sold to you about being true or not true about oneself?
2) What is it like knowing you have held onto your own beliefs despite the whispers of The Illness to the contrary
3) What is belief maintained by you that paints a truer depiction of the self you are over others…speak to what these self image beliefs, if they were in fuller bloom, paint about what you are valuing for your upliftment….what one area of your life i.e. in yourself or in activity that would benefit from this blooming… speculate on what would this look like…how does painting such a picture leave you in feeling and in thought?
4) The Illness wants to deflect a person away from seeing their own truth, to be blind to this truth; what is you stance on this…is this a stance you want to hold can carry forward…what leads you to think this way….what does this stance begin to shed light on regarding what is of importance?.


Folder (B)
Part 6-Section 2,
Survey E
Hurdles to Recovery

Recovery Talking Points:
1) Speak to what it has been like living under the weight of The Illness and the hardships faced, to date….what has been affirmed, or surprises or is revealed to you by what you see in the landscape of Hurdles?
2) Through the hurdles identified that feed the life of “The Illness”, what are you beginning to see about the weight load you have been carrying all this time….what degree of understanding and compassion can you speak to regarding how you managed to face the weight of the struggles endured…speak to what it took for you to do so…what can you take away that is appreciative, in some way, for how you have kept standing in your life to date….how does knowing what you appreciate about yourself sit with you….through this appreciation what can you give yourself credit for…what has it been like hearing the words been spoken from your lips?
3) Since you have not completely crumbled under the weight of The Illness, what would you attribute this to based on the recovery landscape of drivers identified and what leads you to think this way?
4) What hurdles identified over the life of The Illness have stubbornly latched onto your life, not wanting to abate in intensity or relinquish their hold all together….how has this affected your attitude towards getting your life back on track… would you say holding onto this attitude has worked in favor or not to support making a recovery possible…if this attitude continues to be kept close to your chest where would you speculate this would take your life in the long run… is this attitude a position you want to continue or note…. why would you think this way… what might this position be telling you about the kind of stance you can or are prepared to take with The Illness….what are your thoughts on this development?
5) What does your ability to hold this stance against the current stream of “The Illness” begin to inform you about what you possess that has not been given due credit by yourself or others…how evident in your eyes is what you are giving credit to….by holding on to this acknowledgement what good do you think can come from this to move you forward in making a recovery happen?


Part 7
Section 2, Survey F
Top 6 Hurdles

Recovery Talking Points:
1) What is stressful in your mind about experiencing each hurdle on deck… in what way does it contribute towards holding your life back….. how long has each hurdle existed…. how did this hurdle come to be?
2) What can you think of from your observation, so far, coming from personal sphere, that has influenced making the hurdle more visible in your life than it needs to be….like, poor sleep; skipping meals; poor nutrition; beating yourself up thinking; the company you keep; neglecting routines of importance; neglect of daily living activities, for example…what can this acknowledgement, in this regards, say about the input coming from you, as compared, with looking externally to circumstances that are not directly in your control or influence…what can this inform you of that can be of importance know…speculate on this implication regarding your place in making a recovery possible?
3) How do these top hurdles, collectively, impact your experience of living with The Illness….how concerned are you by this….what kind of life can you imagine if these concerns following you that are not addressed… would such unaddressed concerns promote advances towards a recovery or can be a deterrence for a better life, yes or no…by holding in your consciousness the value of a “better life” that could not be snuff out by The Illness, what does this say
about your capacity and abilities to hold firm to this betterment truth, whether strong or faint in strength, at this time….what does this acknowledgement leave you to reflect on with regards to knowing what is possible for your life…how does this sit with you…in what way, if any, can such a acknowledgement make a difference, small or not, on your psychology towards leading a more Person Directed Life, going forward…what are you thoughts on this development?


Part 8
Section 2, Survey G
The Dragging Effect

Recovery Talking Points:
1) What can the weight of the Dragging Effect, by the scoring, begin to tell or show about the degree of stress load being carried by you…. what can you tell me about the nature of this impact on family, friendships, intimacy, interests of importance, daily living activities, income, community involvement, partner relationships, keeping of commitments or roles of significance…what kind of picture is this painting for you?
2) Speculate, based on the weight of The Dragging Effect, what you might think this tells you about its connection between the “Illness Centered Living”….what in your mind does this inform you of?
3) If the current Uplifting Force value was less by a quarter of where it is now, what difference would this have on
a) Your experience of living with a The Illness b) your mindset for recovery and c) the drive for recovery…what is this reflection informing you of regarding the value and role of The Uplifting Force in the recovery equation?

Of Note: Review and evaluate the impact of the Dragging Effect with the counter balance of The Uplifting Force. Allow this evaluation to offer feedback on its presence to further carry a recovery forward. As well, explore its connection with living more in a Person Directed Life as opposed to an Illness Centered Life. Note the tone this can set with one’s relationship with The Illness.

Part 9
Section 4
The Recovery Report Card
Recovery Talking Points:
1) With a review of each question, 1-7, what comes to mind about what is being illuminated as it pertains to markers
of recovery vs just symptom markers of treatment?
2) Speculate on what this evaluation, on the whole, can be inferring about what is the difference between Illness Centered Living and Person Centered Living experienced, to date, in making a recovery?
3) What in your mind, is your takeaway, so far, about the value of seeing a mental disease not as a “fixed” entity but in “Relational Terms”, as a “fluid” process (See Discovery Exercise “Who is at The Helm)?
4) What core questions posed on this card, would in your mind, be considered markers of progress for you over and above the others for oneself…explain your selection?.
5) What tenants of Recovery Orientation (See subject page), in your estimation, is strongly favored by you in The Treatment Room that is making the difference for your recovery progress….are they, any tenants, if at all that you would like to see strengthen…what can you speak to that could facilitate this?
6) When both of us place our signatures on the report card what are you signing off on that matters in your eyes…what does this demonstrate to you about your recovery status to date?

“We are all in this together.”

-The Recovery Specialist