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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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?
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.