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  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: War Stories (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  Traditionally, the recovery community has frowned upon the telling of War Stories, and with good reason. We're not fond of clients glorifying past negative behaviors and prefer that they focus on the present, and also their future. However, in honor and memoriam, of former OCG employee, and in celebration of what would've been his 52nd birthday today, we on behalf of the late Great Joe Williams, will suspend that tradition and tell a few select War Stories, that all have a Moral of the Story, in line with our recovery values

    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:31

    How do the 12 steps relate to yoga and recovery?

    in Self Help

    There is getting to be a lot of BUZZ about yoga and recovery, yet does it really work?  AND WHY??

    Every Monday I teach yoga as a volunteer at a men's rehabilitation facitlity in Shelton Washington.  To quote a wonderful author " they came to scoff, remained to pray".  Each man has become profoundly empowered and changed by the work.

    I will be sharing how you can put more yoga into your recovery, and how yoga will strengthen your resolve to stay sober with joy and peace.

    Building Blocks of Recovery radio is heard every Monday at 3:30 PST PM on Blodtalkradio.com

    Building Blocks of Recovery, the books are available now on Amazon.com and for the Kindle.


  • 01:57

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Relationships, and why it's the #1 Relapse Trigger!

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  In no other area of our lives do we experience the full range of feelings than in our intra and inter-personal relationships with others. From extreme joy to extreme sadness. Inability to manage, cope, and deal with these feelings, as persons in various stages of recovery, can have a negative result, which can include a relapse episode. Is there any way to preempt this? Is there anyway to intervene?

    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time.

  • 00:31

    SCI Recovery Radio Step 9

    in Podcasting

    In the latest edition of the Recovery Radio Show host David Gerber interviews Michael Boccia about Step 9. Making amends is one of the more recognizable of the 12 steps. It is also a potential stumbling block. Knowing when making amends is helpful or harmful is often a slippery slope that requires much guidance. Listen as David and Michael simplify Step 9 for both the average listener as well as those engaged in recovery.

  • 01:15

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Season Recap

    in Soccer

    Gabe Lezra, Josh Zeitlin and Bozz recap Real Madrid's disappointing 2014-2015 campaign, taking a look at each part of the team--from the underwhelming defense, to the sporadically brilliant midfield and forward lines. What went wrong for Real Madrid this year? What went right? Who is to blame? All this and more this week. 

    In addition, the guys take a bunch of listener questions and reflect on the state of the club going forward. Will Rafa Benitez be a good manager for the Whites? And what areas should Madrid target in the next transfer window? 

    And finally, they reflect on the recent FIFA implosion, with some appropriately vitriolic words for (now ex-!!!!) FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

  • 01:33

    Jehovahs Witnesses Recovery Group.

    in Religion

    Watchtower Governing Body affects what Jehovah's Witnesses believe regarding doctrine, morals, history and the future, and their actions relating to morals and family. With such all-encompassing power, it does well to prove if God is using the Watchtower leadership. In Bible times, Jehovah made it simple to recognise those he had chosen to lead his people, through the use of miracles and gifts of the spirit.We will show if the watchtower demonstrates such capabalities.

    Also we will take a biblical look at the meaning of gathering to study Gods word.

    Finally The word Expel its true meaning and origin


  • 01:58

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Encounter Group

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The encounter group is one of, if not, the, back bone group of the therapeutic community milieu. For participants it is important to understand and know the purpose of the group and your role in it.  For staff it is important to be well trained in the facilitation of the group and to understand your role in it.  it is without a doubt the most challenging group to participate in, and facilitate.  We will discuss the group, it's dynamics, and how it translates to the outside world, post treatment.

    Show segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Tim


  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Therapeutic Community (TC) Part 2 of 2

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  Last week we discussed the core concepts of the TC and the methods used to apply, implement, and experience those concepts. This would be described as the "macro" aspects of the TC. What we will delve into this week are the "micro" aspects of the TC, the daily mental and physical "exercises" built into the structure all aimed at developing, and or improving the two behavioral necessities required to utlimately have a successful recovery experience.

    Show Segments: Unhappy/Happy Recap, Sharing is Caring Updates, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:30

    Why is food so important to recovery? ( Also does the alcohol really cook out?)

    in Self Help

    This is one of the most controversial issues in recovery, what to eat.  I cannot tell you how many people will argue one way or another about whether alcohol cooks out of the food or not.  Another point of controversy is do certain foods cause triggers? ( like avocados and raisins).  We will be talking about foods and how we can use foods to strengthen both our recovery and our health.

    Join me at 3:30 PM PST on blogtalkradio.com.  I am excited to talk about this and any other recovery question you may have.  You can email your questions at buildingblocksofrecovery@gmail.com and I will answer them on the show.

    Until next week, Namaste.

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Is Recovery a Life Long Process?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  This topic is pulled from our X-files (write-ins) as a common question that has both simple and complex answers. We'll delve into the various circumstances that sometimes guide the answer for individuals as well as touch on "industry dogma". Historically there has been strong opinion across the board. We have our own.........

    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Therapeutic Community (TC) Part 1 of 2

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The everyday goals of the TC are compassion, achievement, discipline, and accountability / responsibility achieved through community life based on a social learning model, and created in formal and informal settings. The beliefs that are essential to the TC are that a person can change, and that a group can foster this change.  The individual must at some point take responsibility, but going through the motions is ok as a stopgap measure until the beliefs are integrated. We'll discuss the five core concepts of the TC and the many tools used to facilitate them.

    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

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