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Recovery International: Better Mental Health

A demonstration of what happens at Recovery International (RI) community meetings. A trained Group Leader follows a format designed to help everyone learn and practice the self-help method of cognitive behavior developed by Dr. Low. The Goal is to show that people can function in spite of fearful thoughts and feelings therefore, leading to better lives.

Presenter Bios:

Rose Hamann – Rose Hamann has been a member since 1971. In using the Recovery Int. method of CBT she has been able to function in spite of having nervous symptoms. Rose has led groups for R.I. for over 40 years. She also a member of NAMI McHenry County and is a Connections Facilitator, Peer to Peer Mentor and a presenter for In Our Own Voice.

Paul Bowyer – Paul Bowyer joined Recovery Int. in 1989. He has been a group leader since 1995 and a member of the Area Leader Team for Chicago since 2010.  With Recovery International training Paul’s social anxiety has improved greatly.

Joann Zeller – a retired nurse who started coming to meetings to accompany her daughter and has gained relief in her own dealings with anxiety by using the Recovery Int. Method.

Cathy Jezior – came to R.I. meetings and overcame her fears and anxiety, which led to depression and not be able to function.  She has learned to manage her nervous fears and gained self-confidence.  She has been an assistant leader for many years.

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