CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING: Thinking about your Thinking Part 1 DVD 32 minutes, CC
Inmates, not actors, discuss their new understanding of how distorted thinking keeps them stuck in addictive and criminal behaviors. In a group setting as participants in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program, the inmates reflect on and challenge each other about their core beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions about themselves and the world around them. Among their discoveries about the way they think:
*seeing yourself as a victim allows you to victimize others
*distorted thinking leads to manipulative and aggressive behaviors
*feelings of entitlement and criminal pride play into distorted thinking
*in criminal thinking, self is first and everybody else is second.
Taped in correctional facilities, the video series allows real inmates to tell the real story about recovering from a life of addiction and crime. The result is a powerful, direct, and liberating message about finding a life of recovery and freedom. A NEW DIRECTION is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy curriculum for addicted offenders.
CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING: Thinking about your Thinking Part 2 DVD 30 minutes, CC
Inmates, not actors, present a series of eight real-life, everyday prison scenarios that could easily escalate into violent incidents. After each scenario, viewers are asked to analyze the event, identify the feelings and distorted thinking involved, and determine possible replacement thoughts and behaviors. Using their own words and drawing from their own experiences, the inmates role-play situations that realistically portray how criminal and addictive thought patterns lead to destructive behaviors. The situations include:
*an inmate's overreaction to a routine shakedown
*a discussion among three inmates about whether to retaliate for a fight
*a scuffle after an egregious foul on the basketball court
*an inmate's angry phone call to his spouse who refuses to send money
*a quarrel between roommates about how to resolve a conflict
CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR TACTICS DVD 24 minutes, CC
Inmates, not actors, candidly discuss the tactics they have used to exact power and control over others--in prison and out of prison. In a group setting as participants in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program, the inmates share personal stories about manipulating, intimidating, physically assaulting, and even murdering individuals who got in the way of what they wanted. Raw, real, and tragic, the inmates' stories reveal:
*how distorted thoughts and unresolved feelings fuel criminal behavior
*why using drugs and committing crimes are fundamentally linked
*what it really means to take charge of your life and respect others
CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING WORKBOOK REVISED (100 ea. Softcover, 192 pages)
This 192 page participant workbook, written at a sixth-grade level, contains materials that reflect real-life experiences of offenders with addiction and activities that demonstrate addictive and criminal thought processes. Fifty exercises cover: Criminal and Addiction History, Becoming Aware of Your Inner Maps, Learning to Think About Your Thinking, Learning to Think about Your Behaviors.
CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING FACILITATOR’S GUIDE REVISED
(1 ea. Softcover, 192 pages)