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Ted Izydor, who is a licensed mental health and addiction professional, talks about the addiction treatment field and why people relapse so often after completing treatment. Ted highlights the work of John Kelly and William White authors of the book, Addiction Recovery Management, and how new models of treating addiction as a long term chronic disease could benefit people in recovery. The short term acute model of addiction treatment is examined and compared to adopting a long term model of treatment such as with hypertension and diabetes. The benefits of this is highlighted.
The holiday season is upon us once again, starting (for those of us in the US) with Thanksgiving this week. In light of this, we thought it was timely to revisit tips and strategies for not just surviving the holiday season, but also reaping the gifts, choices and freedoms we enjoy as people in recovery!
If you are newly sober, there is no doubt this can be a challenging time. On tonight's show we will share tips, tools and advice and our own personal stories of what worked for us - and some things that didn't - when we were newly sober, as well as what we do today.
Jo-Anne is a Board Certified Master Consulting Hypnotist, an (NGH) National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Instructor of Hypnosis and the Founder and Director of the Canadian Hypnosis Conference (Annually in October) and the Alien Cosmic Expo (Annually in June).
She is an author of her own Hypnosis weight manual called “Exhale Weight” which is used in conjunction with The Virtual Gastric Band (VGB) with Hypnosis. The VGB takes care of the physical aspects of Weight Release and Exhale Weight takes care of the Emotional Components of Weight gain and release. She can utilize hypnosis to release you from any harmful or dysfunctional behavior
Married 50 years in November, Jo-Anne and Brian have five children and nine grandchildren. They live on a 50 acre horse farm that Jo-Anne calls her “Slice of Heaven. So peaceful and so majestic.
Dating is confusing enough, at times, but it can be especially tricky to navigate when you're sober.
On tonight's episode we will talk about Sober Dating. We will address questions like:
When/how do I tell someone I'm sober?
How do I maintain healthy boundaries and keep focus on self-care/program of recovery?
What about dating in early recovery?
The person I'm dating is sober, too, which is great, but what pitfalls should I look out for?
What do I do if the person I'm dating drinks?
In recovery meetings it is common practice for one person to share their experience, strength and hope and then to pick a recovery topic for the group to discuss. We have recreated that concept here on The Bubble Hour. Hearing that there are other people just like us...with the same experiences, thoughts and feelings is revolutionary. Tune in to this episode to hear our guest Debbie B. share her story as she recently reached ONE YEAR of sobriety!
On October 4, 2015, tens of thousands of people convened on the Mall in Washington D.C. to Unite to Face Addiction. Our co-hosts Amanda and Ellie were there, along with our guests, John, and Courtney Webster of Your Recovered Life.
On this episode we share what it was like to be there, why this is such an historic event, and where we go from here.
A special thank you to Greg Williams and the other organizers for making this AMAZING event happen!
We are back from our summer hiatus, and excited to start a new season of The Bubble Hour!
We talk a lot about the importance of balance and self-care, and tonight we are going to have an honest conversation about making decisions in our lives that put recovery and balance at the top of our priority list. Sometimes it's hard to take a step back from things we love in order to keep balance in check, and sometimes we have life circumstances that require us to take on more, and maintaining balance can be a challenge.
Co-hosts Ellie and Amanda will talk tonight about why balance is important, about how we make decisions - even in the face of a lot of change - to maintain our recovery.
We will also talk about this upcoming season of The Bubble Hour, and some changes we're making to the show based on your input!
On this show we will talk about parenting, alcoholism and recovery from several perspectives: what's it like to grow up with alcoholic parent(s), what it's like to be a parent struggling with drinking and what it's like to be a sober parent.
We will also discuss when/how to talk to your children about alcoholism and recovery.
Whether you're the child of an alcoholic, a parent struggling with drinking, or a parent in recovery, the cycle of addiction and recovery has a HUGE impact on family life. Please come listen to this honest and open conversation where we share our own experience, strength and hope with this important topic.
We are so excited to have special guest Dana Bowman, Author of "Bottled; A Mom's Guide To Early Recovery" on the show!
"An unflinching and hilarious memoir about recovery as a mother of young kids, Bottledexplains the perils moms face with drinking and chronicles the author’s path to recovery, from hitting bottom to the months of early sobriety—a blur of pain and chaos—to her now (in)frequent moments of peace.
Punctuated by potent, laugh-out-loud sarcasm, Bottled offers practical suggestions on how to be a sober, present-in-the-moment mom, one day at a time, and provides much needed levity on an issue too often treated with deadly seriousness."
This book is fantastic, and we highly recommend it for anyone in recovery, who is struggling with drinking, or who loves someone who is in recovery or dealing with addiction.
Dana's prose is poignant, vulnerable, honest and funny; this book is a must-read for anyone navigating early sobriety. We are thrilled to have her on the show!
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Why do we avoid and deny ‘Inconvenient Truths’? What is an Inconvenient Truth exactly? Tune into this show to find out why Robert says avoiding them jams your intuition and highest potential! Discover how you can let an inconvenient truth change your life for the better and deal with others as it does on this truthful show! Have questions for Robert? Be sure to write them on his Public Facebook Page!
In recovery meetings it is common practice for one person to share their experience, strength and hope and then to pick a recovery topic for the group to discuss. We have recreated that concept here on The Bubble Hour. Hearing that there are other people just like us...with the same experiences, thoughts and feelings is revolutionary. Tune in to this episode to hear our guest Tammy L. share her story and our discussion following her share.
Sunday October 4th we are at Unite To Face Addiction, a history making national rally to demand solutions to the addiction crisis, so we are running a re-broadcast of one of our most listened-to episodes: Feeling Our Feelings; A Brave New World. We will resume live shows next week, Sunday October 11th.
While we are active in our addictions, we are numbing all of our feelings. Although the initial impulse might be to dull the hard emotions - fear, anger, hurt - the actual result is that we dull of our emotions, limiting our experience of joy, contentment, and connection. When we get sober, we find a crazy new rush of feelings - good and bad - that can be overwhelming. On this episode, we’ll discuss our experiences with our emotions and techniques for processing them. Sobriety is a brave new world, which includes the full range of human feelings. We're glad to be showing up for them all!
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