If you can benefit from instruction on how to lead a happier and healthier life, please read on. If you believe that everyone can benefit from improving their own mental health skills, we have the place for you... The Recovery International Method is believed by many to be the original cognitive behavioral training (CBT) sytem, having been pioneered by Abraham Low, MD, in the 1930's. CBT is a system whereby people train themselves to identify and monitor negative or damaging thoughts and behaviors, and to change the way they would typically respond to those occurrences. By changing negative thoughts and behaviors, people take control of these damaging impulses and can live happy, healthy lives. Recovery International is a peer-to-peer self-help program. It is not therapy, but rather a method of structured peer-based training and support on how to adapt the Recovery International tools to everyday life. The Recovery International Method helps people manage feelings or impulses which impair the ability to live a normal life. These feelings and impulses include: anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, compulsions, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, poor self image, shyness, and many more. Meetings are free (optional pass the basket donation at the end), comfortable and provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere. Face to face meetings are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings of each week and are open to all. Tuesday's meetings are held at 8pm at Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ. Wednesday's meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Central Presbyterian Church, corner of Morris Avenue and Maple Street, Summit, NJ. Friday's meetings are held at First Congregational Church, 125 Elmer Street, Nursery School Bldg. Room 21 (2nd floor), Westfield, NJ.