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  • 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)

    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
     

  • 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

  • 00:10

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    The only radio show dedicated tothe issues of grief and loss.


    This week's conversation will tribute the men and women who have served in the miliary. We will lookat our history of service in the past 70 years and how our perspective  of soldiers has changed ove the last 70 years,


    We will also look at how our personal live are affected by the decision to be part of military service and what it means to lose a loved one who dies in the service of our couontry.


     

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: MAYDAY -SEVERE C.A.T. (WHAT?!?)

    in Self Help

    Holiday History: Cinco de Mayo, by Co-host, Chris Morales


    Show Topic:  With long term addiction, comes learned behaviors that become instinctual. One of treament's many goals is to replace those negative (destructive) instinctual behaviors (or reactions) with positive and constructive ones. Is this possible? Yes. This of course, is not, an overnight process, so we will have some MAYDAY calls due to some severe C.A.T. experiences (what is that you say? We'll explain). 


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

  • 00:31

    How to incorporate the recovery steps into your yoga practice.

    in Self Help

    In my new books, Building Blocks of Recovery, the Deluxe Edition and the 2nd Edition, I break down the levels of healing with you.  This week we will be discussing the "I AM" level and why having yoga in your recovery practice is so important.


    I have never known my recovery without yoga and the practice has helped me to learn more about integrity and honesty than I could have learned on my own.  I learned how to be in community and yet make sure my needs were met.  It was this visceral experience that helped me to become the woman I am today. "A simple woman who works a simple program".


    I would love to hear from you.  Please email your questions to me at buildingblocksofrecovery@gmail.com or give me a call at 3:30 PM PST.  It will be an honor to be of service to you and answer your questions!

  • 01:02

    Dancing to the Tune of Recovery

    in Health

    Sel Kerans discusses his new book, Leading the Dance: Living well with Parkinson’s Disease, and his own journey on the road to recovery in an open, conversational expose of a five year journey with Parkinson’s disease and the experiences that have inspired the writing of a book that may be helpful, motivational and encouraging for others, especially those newly diagnosed with the condition.


    His book has been dedicated to the late Robin Williams and is about overcoming adversity, staying positive and content; focusing on healing, recovery and living well. Leading the dance with an unwelcome stranger called Parkinson’s disease. Sel discusses: 



    What hurdles have you faced?
    How have you overcome them?
    Would you consider yourself recovered from Parkinson's disease?
    Do you believe it's possible to recover completely from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
    You mention in your book some reluctance with medication - what's been your approach to taking medication over the five years?
    What resources have been useful for you in learning about alternative approaches to managing the symptoms?


    Visit Sel's website at: http://threestepstothesky.com

  • 00:28

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    The only radio show dedicated to the issues of grief and loss.


    This week's conversation grief and the caregiver; the role and relationship that takes place at he end of life.


    Listeners have written in with questions concerning this relationship; how it affects families and loved ones.


    What are the responsibilities and the consequences for all involved.


    We will also discuss planning for this experience at the end of life soas to make this a cooperative expeerience.


    Listeners are welcomed to call in.

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    The only radio show dedicated to the issues of loss and grief.


    This week we will  be answering questions listeners have written in. Some of the topics include caregivers and grief and choosing to die. We will talk about the impact of dying and death on relationships in particular family relationships and friendships and co-workers.


    Listeners are welcomed to call in.

  • 00:30

    Music for Grief

    in Self Help

    Welcome to Music 4 Life® Radio where we power your potential and build mental fitness with music to support your life. Licensed music therapist Judith Pinkerton takes you on a journey during May's national Mental Health Awareness month, exploring music's capability of mitigating anxiety, anger, depression and grief, interviewing board certified music therapists across the country. Today she tackles how to deal with grief and sadness, looking specifically at music therapy treatment programs for clients challenged with addiction, interviewing special guest Kathleen Murphy, PhD, LPC, LCAT, MT-BC, a board-certified music therapist and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at University of Evansville in Indiana.


    Today's guest's music choices are explored to understand how she uses music to stay positively engaged in the game of life, discussing how she stays balanced when experiencing sad situations. Find our guest's music and Judith's commentary at Music4LifeBLOG. 


    Learn how your personal music listening habits may reduce stress or build stress in Judith's TEDxTalk "Music Powers Potential: Building Mental Fitness."  Discover what your music says about your health and how to adjust listening habits to significantly reduce anxiety in prescriptive formulas choosing music from all styles in the downloadable 2-hour accredited course Music Medicine Boot Camp.

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The ill-fated Pursuit of Perfection...........

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  As a jet aircraft aficionado your humble host is not short of using flying analogies to make a Recovery point. With that in mind, as we approach and settle into the cruise altitude of the post treatment recovery phase, we'll continue on the theme of what should go right, or what could go wrong.  This week we'll discuss a common cause of post treatment recovery turbulence: The Pursuit of Perfection.......in Recovery


     


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