During your treatment, you will be actively taking part in your recovery! A large part of your recovery process takes place in between the sessions with your professional, thus in your daily life. You will perform exercises, assignments and experiments that are an important part of the treatment. You will, of course, also receive the best possible support from your professional and NiceDay.
By actively taking part in your recovery, you will have control over your own recovery. You will closely work together with your professional. He or she will try to be there for you if necessary, including in between session, for example, when you are going to do something scary or when something doesn’t work out. You can always directly contact your professional by sending him or her a message via the chat. To ensure that your professional can give you a proper response, he or she needs sufficient information about your life. This can be compared, for example, to a doctor who needs your blood test results to ensure they can provide you with the right care. You will register this information in the NiceDay app.
Registering your process
You can plan activities, record your feelings, keep a diary, activate the pedometer, track specific behaviour or fill in a Thought Record. Through registering each step you take towards your recovery, you will become more aware of your situation. In addition, it will increase your self-insight (on your feelings and behaviour, for example) because you are able to regularly reflect on your progress. Below, you will find a few reasons why creating registrations is valuable to your recovery process:
- Moments of self-reflection are crucial during your process of change. How far have you already come? Which steps – small or big – have you already taken? Through your registrations, you will be able to see how a certain behaviour or thinking pattern has changed and the progress that you have made. Be proud of this growth!
- Not feeling so well? Look back at the times when you felt better and when things were going well. By reflecting on this, you will remind yourself that you have felt better in the past. It is important to investigate what those moments looked like and what it was that made you feel better.
- When you create a registration right after an important situation, you will have the best memory of what exactly happened and how you felt during. You will be able to learn a lot from this.
- Your professional can monitor you and be there for you when you need it the most.
- You and your professional can get a good idea of what exactly is going on, which moments are difficult for you, what thoughts you have or what you feel.
- Because your professional is already aware of what has happened before a session, a session is more purposeful and often more useful.
It can help to write down why you want to actively take part in your recovery, for example as a diary registration or meeting note. You can use this if you need extra motivation!