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Goals | Irvin Yalom | Responsibility

Goals in Recovery

One of our main themes at Sunshine Coast Health Centre is “You are the author of your life”. This idea came from famous psychiatrist, Irvin Yalom. According to Yalom, it is each person’s duty to

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Goals | Relationships

Recovery & Post Treatment Aftercare in BC

Blue skies, Mountains and Reflections After fog delayed me most of the morning in Powell River, I’m on my way to the Okanagan. There are clear blue skies in Vancouver and it’s beautiful. The Mountains

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Goals

Reassessing Your Goals and Purposes to Help Stay Drug- and Alcohol-free

While in addiction treatment, most drug rehab and alcohol treatment centers across Canada have some sort of post-recovery service(s) in place. At SCHC, we dedicate many resources to our clients leaving us. These alumni programs

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Goals | Life After Treatment / Recovery

How a “Get-in-Shape” Team Can Spell the Difference in 2015!

At Sunshine Coast, we take New Year’s resolutions seriously. We recognize that recovery is about making positive change. The beginning of a new year brings with it a sense of having a “clean slate”: an

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Goals | Life at SCHC | Mindfulness

To Our Recovery Community

We said goodbye to 2014 last week and since then it has been a good time to reflect and look at the past year. The good times, the rough and tough times, but more importantly to make

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Goals

Death to Dieting: How Diets Lead to Disappointment

The Last Straw Moment We’ve all had that “enough is enough” moment. Whether it’s a frumpy Facebook photo or the dreaded trip to the shop to add another hole to the belt – we are

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Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Goals | Videos

Achievable Goals – Setting Successful Goals (3 of 6)

In this 3rd instalment of the six-part series on goal setting, Cathy Patterson-Sterling discusses the SMART formula for goal setting and the importance of making your goals achievable. SMART stands for: Specific Measurable Attainable or

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Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Goals | Videos

Realistic Goals – Setting Successful Goals (4 of 6)

In part 4 of this 6 part series on setting successful goals, Cathy Patterson-Sterling discusses the need for realistic goal setting; a component of the SMART formula. SMART stands for: Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely

Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Goals | Videos

Time Frame – Setting Successful Goals (5 of 6)

Cathy Patterson-Sterling shares part 5 oh her 6-part series on Setting Successful Goals. In this video she stresses the importance of examining time in goal setting. Do you have the time to achieve your goal?

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Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Goals | Stress | Uncategorized | Videos

The Nature of Stress – Setting Successful Goals (6 of 6)

In this 6th and final instalment on setting successful goals, Cathy Patterson-Sterling discusses the nature of stress as it relates to feelings of overwhelm, thought monitoring and the bigger perspective.


Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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