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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


     

  • 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

  • 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: Counselor 101 Series: What is our Role?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  We have covered numerous subjects on the recovery experience for the addict. Today we'll initiate our Counselor 101 Series which will cover The Counselor for the recovering addict. What is our role? What are the do's and dont's? What are some of the most common issues faced by treatment organizations, with The Counselor?


    Show Segments: Happy Recap/News Update, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:30

    What is the difference between dreaming and goal setting in recovery?

    in Self Help

    Many times when we were lost in the "bad dream", we would wish and even talk about "when things get better"?  But did they ever get any better?


    In this episode, we will be talking about how to differentiate between real goal setting and "dream talk".  You will learn tips and tricks to keep your life truly moving forward instead of just staying stuc in one place.


    I look forward to sharing experience, strength and hope with you next Monday at 3:30 PM PST with Building Blocks of Recovery.  


    You can email your questions to the show at buildingblocksofrecovery@gmail.com.  The book series Building Blocks of Recovery is now available on Amazon and for the Kindle.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Namaste

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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