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  • 01:46

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Dealing with Loss & Grief while in Recovery

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The culture of addiction and recovery is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person struggling with addiction or striving for recovery. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction lonely and difficult to heal from. The treatment setting can provide an effective healing environment for dealing with past or current loss and grief. We must also learn to deal with this experience outside of the cocoon of the treatment setting. We'll review the various stages of loss and grief, recount some personal experiences, and how as providers we can better help clients through this experience.


    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today we will begin  a series of discussions about grief and the mililtary.


    So many of our returning soldiers and vets struggle with readjusting to life at home. Often  the key to rebuilding a life beyond war is elusive and frustrating.


    We will look and one of the key factors to this recovery. What is the grief of war? How is it  different from other forms of grief? How do we recognize it? How can we help.

  • 01:31

    Russell Friedman: Grief Recovery from Pet Loss

    in Self Help

    According to the AAVA, Americans owned more than 157 million pets in 2012. Americans LOVE their pets! A big problem with pets, however, is that their lives are shorter than human lives. We love them, and lose them far too soon for us. How do we deal with losing them? What do we need to do in order to grieve their loss fully, and then go on with our own lives? What do we do about getting another pet? Russell Friedman and his colleagues, author of The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss, is an expert in grief and applies his understanding to the very real grief we human feel when our pets die. Russell and co-author John James have created the Grief Recovery Method, shared with you when you listen to Full Power Living.


    So many people preface the report of the deep grief they feel after the death of their dog, cat or bird, with “I know I’m being stupid/silly, but….” It turns out that grief is grief, and grief felt over the death of our beloved pet is no more silly or stupid than grief we feel over the lost of a person we love. Who better to discuss this with than someone who is an expert on all aspects of grief? Listen on Thursday as Russell Friedman talks with us on questions most of us have when we suffer loss. Click here to visit Russell Friedman's website!

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today's conversation will focus on rationalizations in grief. 


    One of the coping skills we use especially when we are dealing with the reality of loss is how to assign blame for the loss, especially when we are dealing with death.


    We will look at some of the most common  ways we use this; when is it useful; when it is not.


     

  • 00:31

    Starting week one.....finances, yoga, recovery!!!

    in Self Help

    This week we will be beginning our new series about yoga, finances and recovery.  Let's talk for real about how to make finances work in early recovery, how to incorporate the body and nutrition on a budget.


    Sandra Kozlowski is on blogtalkradio.com every Monday at 8 PM PST and always welcomes your calls at 646 716 5901.  You can also sign up on the website at www.buildingblocksofrecovery.com and stay in the loop about all of the latest news!


     


    Building Blocks of Recovery is available on the Kindle and Amazon.com. 

  • 02:00

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: #3, #2, and #1 (Part 3 of 3)

    in Self Help

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery continues with the final part 3 of 3, counting down the final three commandments that contribute to a successful recovery experience:


    #3: Thou shall not take Negative Reservations into the independent stage of the recovery process;


    #2: Thou shall not Relapse;


    #1. Thou shall commit fully to thy Recovery;


    We will review the previous seven commandments, and discuss the importance of the final three commandments.


    Show Topics: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Mindfulness in Recovery

    in Self Help

    Special Guest:  Odell Johnson - Teacher, Trainer, Facilitator on incorporating Mindfulness into institutional and personal recovery formats. Odell is also certified in what can be viewed currently as "non-traditional" practices geared towards one's personal growth and well being.  We'll talk to Odell about his journey, how Mindfulness works in theory and in practice, and it's application in Recovery. We'll also touch base on the other stratgeies he utilizes to help others achieve optimal growth


    Show segments: Recap, Special Guest Interview, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: #7, 6, 5, & 4 (Part 2 of 3)

    in Self Help

    Show Topics: The Ten Commandments of Recovery Part 2 of 3. Today we continue our countdown of our Recovery based take off of the Ten Commandments:


    #7: Thou shall not exchange one addiction for another


    #6: Thou shall not kill the messenger


    #5: Honor thy supporters and POSITIVE peers


    #4: Remember where thy came from


    Show Segments: Special Tribute, Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:17

    Grief- Talk

    in Religion

    Dr. Jones, Beneath the Grief Ministries will continue the discussion on procrastination. 

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: No Free Lunch (#6 of the Elite 8)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  No Free Lunch.  For almost every aspect of a mature person's life, said in numerous ways, applied to numerous situations, this unwritten philosophy of life is a MUST in order for one to fulfill what they may need, what they may want, and or what others may deem they need to move forward in their life. Sustained recovery does not exist without it. We'll explain. 


    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 01:59

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: Numbers, 10, 9, & 8 (Part 1 of 3)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The Ten Commandments of Recovery will be a 3-part series counting down our opinion of the top Ten Commandments for sustaining a successful recovery from addiction. This is an obvious take off of the religious based Ten Commandments, but the meanings behind our commandments will have no religious bearing.


    Number 10:  Thou Shall not Covet the Life, the Material things, and the Friends, of Others


    Number 9:  Thou Shall be Honest with Thy Self


    Number 8:  Thou Shall Not Cheat Thy Recovery


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time