Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery - Recovered 994
Release Date: 05/01/2019
Hobbies are important for everyone: they can act as a fun and healthy outlet, or even something that brings more meaning to your life. But they’re crucial when you’re in recovery. Early in sobriety, you may only have energy for therapy and self-care. But as time goes on, you’ll need to spend the time you used to fill with alcohol or drugs in healthier ways — that’s where hobbies come in. We’re not here to tell you what hobbies to pick up: that can be an exciting journey for you to go on! But we do want you to understand how having new hobbies can benefit and shape your recovery:...info_outline Self Compassion - Recovered 1277
When you’ve been through the trials and tribulations of active addiction, you may have a hard time moving on. Those caught up in substance abuse often make poor choices and hurt others in the process. Sometimes, the 12-step recovery process can bring up shameful memories and negative thoughts about those actions. This is why self-compassion is crucial for those in recovery. When used as a recovery tool, self-compassion has shown to help people deal with the stresses of early recovery and better manage their emotions. It involves being mindful, but the practice also boosts self-esteem,...info_outline Big Book Weekend More About Alcoholism - Recovered 1278
John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS - December 2nd 2006 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Big Book Weekend There is a Solution - Recovered 1276
John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS - December 2nd 2006 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Recovery Partners - Recovered 1275
Unfortunately, relapse is prevalent for those of us who try to remain sober. According to many reports, 40 to 60 percent of people relapse within a year of starting their sobriety. With the right resources, recovery partners, and support system, you can avoid relapsing. If you’re new, set yourself up for recovery success! First of all, get a sponsor and go to meetings every day. After that, surround yourself with the winners. Surround yourself with recovery partners. Tonight, we talk about Finding Recovery Partners. Gigi’s book, 50 Ways to a Fear Less Now, our...info_outline Big Book Weekend Bill's Story - Recovered 1274
John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS - December 2nd 2006 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Mindfulness Meditation - Recovered 1273
Addiction is an all-encompassing disease that can impact various aspects of a person’s life. Someone recovering from years of drug or alcohol use needs to heal in all of these facets. While everyone is different, there may be benefits of meditation in recovery to help some people in this healing process. Meditating allows you to set time aside to stop and relax. Some research has even shown that meditation can help people become less reactive to stress and recover from stress more efficiently. Tonight, we talk about Mindfulness Meditation. Gigi’s book, 50 Ways to a Fear Less Now, our...info_outline Step 12 - Recovered 1271
The concept of “spiritual awakening” has many meanings. Keeping it simple, a spiritual awakening is really just a psychic change that, among other things, eliminates our obsession to drink. For some it can be quite a powerful and immediate experience, for others it is an ongoing concurrent part of working the 12 steps. The exact wording of step 12 is: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Tonight, we talk about Step 12. 3:25 To skip the intro This week, ...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 9 - Recovered 1270
Joe and Charlie giving their "Big Book Comes Alive" presentation - July 25th 2013 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Step 11 - Recovered 1269
Exploring spirituality in the 11th Step of AA Alcoholics anonymous can be a wonderful and illuminating experience. We now have a solid frame of reference built by the previous Ten Steps of AA. Our recovery has helped us to stay sober one day at a time and has allowed us to expand our capacity for new information about ourselves, and the world around us. This open-mindedness is one of the greatest things about AA. In AA the concept of a “higher power” and “God as we understand him” really affords every single person, from every walk of life, an unlimited choice of spiritual beliefs and...info_outline
So much of 12 step recovery work, whether in meetings, working steps, prayer, talking with a sponsor, or individual counseling, is about people in recovery improving their mental health.
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For many of us, taking care of our mental health is a critical component in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Along with working 12 step program, taking care of our mental health is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety and living a happy and fulfilling life in the process.
How do you take care of yourself regarding your mental health?
In way do you struggle?
Have you ever gone for therapy?
What was your experience?
Did your therapist incorporate 12 step work in with your therapist?
Did you use drugs and alcohol as a way to self medicate?
How did you cope coming into program?
Why did you see a professional?
How did you select a professional?
What was the process like?
How is therapy like 12 step work?
How is it different?
How can 12 step programs help with your mental health?
How can it hinder?
How can prayer help with mental health?
How can the steps help with mental health?
How can meetings help with mental health?
Have you had conflicts between therapy and your 12 step recovery program?
How was your therapy compatible with 12 step work?
We asked our listeners about this topic.
"Have you ever been to therapy?”
Did you take the survey?
What would be your answer?
Do you know someone who suffers with mental illness?
What is your experience?
How can you help?
How can you make things worse?
Is your therapist your sponsor?
Why or why not?
How does your therapist differ from your sponsor?
How are they similar?
Do you see mental health stigma in 12 step fellowships?
What has been your experience?
How can you help reduce stigma?
How can stigma be harmful to sobriety?
Do you think it important to get sober before therapy?
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