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Whether it is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Training the goal is to break undesirable thought and behavioral habits and replace them with healthier and more productive thoughts and behaviors. Both CBTs have proven effective in improving people’s mental health—helping people take control of ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ANGER PROBLEMS, STRESS PROBLEMS, PHOBIAS, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR, Etc.

As far as can be documented, psychiatrist-neuroscientist, Dr. Abraham Low, founder of Recovery, Inc. (now known as RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL) was the first to develop a system of what is now called CB Therapy and also the founder of the first system of CB Training.

Breaking away from the popular therapies of the 1930s which he felt were ineffective, Dr. Low noted the relationship of a patient’s attitudes to his or her ability to overcome nervous conditions and take control of undesirable emotional states. And although he applied the method to his patients as a therapist; he also trained his patients in self help techniques so that his patients became empowered to help themselves when the need arose. Teaching the method in an inter-active setting, using the cognitive-behavioral guidelines that he developed, Dr. Low was able to help his patients take control of their lives. Practicing the method and using the guidelines, his patients learned and practiced ways to calm themselves when they felt emotionally and physically disturbed. It also helped them improve their ability to put things in perspective and to approach their problems more rationally. Another benefit is that it also builds self-awareness and practitioners become more insightful about their basic issues.

When you attend a RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL meeting there will be no psychological jargon, no probing into your childhood, no diagnosis. We use our everyday (non serious) events to practice coping skills. And everyone present is invited to participate—either sharing an everyday event that might have worked the person up—or participating in the panel and finding appropriate RI “spots” (guidelines) that might be helpful or calming to the example giver.

Our meeting leaders are trained and certified by RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL. They have been found to have good character and competent in teaching the RI method. They are not authorities on other mental health issues.

Ann Landers speaking of Recovery, Inc. (now RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL) "Their record of success is phenomenal."

If you are unfamiliar with our organization and are hesitant to contact us—we invite you to learn more about us so you can be assured that you are connecting with a very reputable non-profit organization--highly regarded within the mental health community. We encourage you to look us up on the web using our name “Recovery International” or our founder’s name, “Dr. Abraham Low.” You will find us on web sites such as Wikipedia.org., for instance.

WE REQUEST A $4.00 OR MORE DONATION FROM MEETING ATTENDEES, BUT THE DONATION IS NOT REQUIRED. WHATEVER YOU CAN DONATE IS APPRECIATED.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
For more information and additional meetings, call 310-322-6411 or go to www.recoveryinternational.org.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL ALSO PROVIDES FREE TELEPHONE MEETINGS. (There may be a toll charge from your telephone company, however.) Go to WEB SITE www.recoveryinternational.org for details.



SOME RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

LOS ANGELES AREA

ARCADIA, Mondays, 11:00 a.m.
Mental Health Center, 330 E. Live Oak Ave. Parking in back.
Contact: Linda at 626-253-2326.

CULVER CITY, Mondays, 6:00 p.m.
SHARE! 6666 Green Valley Circle, north off Centinela (2nd building on right),
Leader: Cliff (310) 913-1210.

CULVER CITY, Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Exodus Recovery Admin. Office
9808 Venice Blvd., 5th Floor Conf. Room
Leader: Christy (People need to arrive before 7:00 p.m. as the
building’s outer entrance will be locked after 7:00 p.m.)
For more information call 310-322-6411

ENCINO, Mondays, 6:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 4963 Balboa Blvd.
Free parking in church lot. Meeting room, adjacent to parking lot
Leader: Jason, 818-268-9841

HAWTHORNE, Friday, 10:00 a.m.
South Bay Mental Health Center, 2311 El Segundo Blvd. (near Van Ness),
Meeting room upstairs. Parking in back.
Contact: Deanna at 310-512-8112.
Leave message and Deanna will call you back ASAP
between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

HOLLYWOOD, Sunday, 5:00 p.m.
Kaiser Facility, 1515 No. Vermont, Conference Center, Room 7
Enter from parking structure. Contact: 310-322-6411

HOLLYWOOD, Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Hollywood Dept. of Mental Health Wellness Center, 1224 Vine St.
Street parking – read signs for restrictions
Contact: 310-322-6411.

LA CANADA, Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Community Center of La Canada,
4469 Chevy Chase (1 block west of Angeles Crest, South of Foothill)
Contact: 310-322-6411.

LAKEWOOD, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Weingart Center (Craft Room), 5220 Oliva Ave.
Contact: Bob 562-343-5195

LOMITA Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. The Harbor Church, the Education building, 25401 So. Western Ave.
Parking is in back
Contact: 310-322-6411

LOS ANGELES—DOWNTOWN 90013, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.
Share! 425 So. Broadway (upstairs)
(Parking on Olive -- $5.00 all day)

L. A. 90035,, Friday, 3:00 p.m. .
Alcott Center, 1433 S. Robertson Blvd. (one block south of Pico) .
Street parking
(2.3 miles south of the Museum of Modern Art and La Brea Tarpits)
Contact: 310-322-6411

MAR VISTA, Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.
Westside Center for Independent Living (known as WCIL), 12901 Venice Blvd. (at Beethoven). Parking in lot o.k.
Leader: Celinda (310) 339-8091

MAR VISTA,Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.
Westside Center for Independent Living (known as WCIL), 12901 Venice Blvd. (at Beethoven).
NW Corner of Venice Blvd. and Beethoven St. (Located approximately one block NE of
Venice High School--on opposite side of street).
Enter the meeting from the patio door in the rear parking lot.
Leader: Gary 310-479-7447

SAN MARINO, Mondays, 5:00 p.m.
Thurnher House, Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road
(Just north of Monterey Road.) House on right as you enter the park.
Parking in the rear.
Contact: 310-322-6411.

SANTA FE SPRINGS Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Gus Belasco Neighborhood Center, 9255 S. Pioneer Blvd., Rm. 2
Leader: Rosemarie, 562-706-0925

SANTA MONICA Saturdays, 12:15 PM
Douglas Park Clubhouse
2439 Wilshire Blvd.
Leader: Randy 310-828-9328

TORRANCE, Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 2930 El Dorado at Maple, Room 7
Park in church lot.
Contact: 310-322-6411.

TORRANCE , Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
Harbor –UCLA Wellness Center
21730 So. Vermont Ave.
Leader: Mary Ellen, 310-322-6411

TORRANCE, Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.,
HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL EN ESTA REUNION (No English)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Bldg. D5.5, 1000 W. Carson St.
Call 310-322-6411

WOODLAND HILLS, Tuesdays, 5:30 PM,
Kaiser Permanente-Psychiatry
21263 Erwin St. Use Psychiatry entrance.
Between Canoga & Variel. Free parking
Let reception know you are there for the RI meeting.


ORANGE COUNTY

ORANGE
Tues, 2:00 p.m.
Mental Health Assoc.
822 Town & Country Rd., Bldg C, Conference Rm.
Enter off Main via Lawson
Contacts: Judi 714-636-5759 & Kathie 949-722-0241

COSTA MESA Wed, 7:30 p.m.
St. Joachim Annex
1943 Orange Ave. Classroom A/B/C
Parking at church
Contact: Harold at 949-548-9669.

LAKE FOREST, Mondays, 11:00 AM
Orange County Wellness Center South
23072 Lake Center Dr., Suite 115
Leader: Giselle 949-380-0809

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