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Recovery and Therapy - Recovered 967

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 12/31/2018

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Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better future

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It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.

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Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

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If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.

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Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009

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Tonight, I am joined in the studio with my wife and psychologist Anna.

Anna has a private practice here in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. Anna specializes in the treatment of Anxiety and Depression/Mood Disorders, Divorce, and Addiction related issues.

Part of good mental health practices is to take care of one’s self. And part of that is to be mindful during potentially stressful times like the holiday season.

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So, let’s talk about some of the things we did this holiday season.
Anna, how has your holiday season been?
Bible study
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Nativity Story
Charity, which ones?
Holiday nights
Eleanor and Edsel Ford House
Boar's Head Festival
No gifts

What have you learned about yourself this Christmas Season?
What did you do right?
What would you different? Explain.
What was the best thing you did?
What has been the one thing that has helped your spirituality this season?

Anna, you believe therapy is a collaborative venture,

What does that means?

How did you get involved in being a therapist?

How can therapy help recovery?
How can therapy hurt?

How do you find a therapist?
Can you ask if the therapist if they are in recovery?
How do you find a therapist familiar with 12 steps?
Should you tell your potential therapist that you are in recovery?
How is a therapist different than a sponsor?
How are they similar?

Is there an alcoholic personality?
What is it?
What about the codependent, what would you say about this personality?

What blocks an alcoholic from effective therapy?
Using substances
Codependent issues
Boundary issues

What would you say to the new guy?
Couple sessions to try it out
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