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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Exploring Addiction | Spirituality

Altered States: Making Sense of Drug-Induced Highs

A key characteristic of alcohol and drugs is that they alter our states of consciousness. As obvious as this is, it is amazing that few people bother even talking about it. What we read and

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12 Steps of AA | Exploring Addiction | Spirituality | Treatment Philosophy

How Powerlessness Became Synonomous with Addiction

The addiction treatment community has long since argued for and against the notion that individuals with addictions are ‘powerless’. Proponents tend to be traditional 12 Step treatment programs, physicians, and psychiatrists while those opposed tend to

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Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Life at SCHC | Spirituality

Scout Mountain

It was one of the most beautiful days of 2015. The skies were open with no clouds in sight. The clear blue sky and bright sun welcomed the clients to take advantage of Mother nature’s

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Life at SCHC | Spirituality

The Sliammon Sweat Lodge Experience

Once a month the Sliammon elder John Louie welcomes us to participate in a traditional sweat ceremony. It’s a healing and teaching ceremony where they share their traditions and explain the customs around the sweat.

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Resilience | Spirituality

A Natural Connection: How Trees Personify Humans

Dreaming Under a Douglas Fir Amidst the unseasonably early heat of the weekend, my friends and I found refuge in the shade of a mature Douglas fir in a local elementary school’s playground. We were

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Spirituality

Simply Spiritual

Howard Clinebell is a counselor with over 30 years of experience, and he believes that we all have 7 spiritual desires/needs in common. I found these to be simply wise and easy to apply to

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Meaning and Purpose | Self Awareness | Spirituality

Find Personal Meaning in Six Areas of Life II

In the last post I began addressing what I am calling the Six Pillars of Meaning. I wrote about the first three: Self, Relationships and Work. In this post I will be looking at the

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Our Program | Spirituality | Victor Frankl

Addiction & Recovery: 3 Steps to Spirituality

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares Victor Frankl’s 3 steps to finding spirituality and meaning in life: Attitude, Experience & Creativity.

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Addiction Recovery: Hope & Faith

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses one of the keys to spirituality being a sense of hope which goes hand in hand with the importance of hope in addiction recovery.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | happiness | Our Staff | Spirituality | Victor Frankl | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Positive Living

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses spirituality as a benevolent force along with the belief that if you can tap into this force, your life will improve.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Leading Experts | Meaning and Purpose | Our Staff | Spirituality | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: What is Spirituality?

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the difficulty of defining what spirituality really is.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Dr. Paul Wong | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | Leading Experts | Meaning and Purpose | Paul Wong | Spirituality | Victor Frankl

What do we Mean by ‘Spirituality’ in Recovery?

By Geoff Thompson Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center Spirituality is a hot topic today. Bookstores are filled with works on ‘Mindfulness’, ‘Purpose-driven life’, Ekert Tolle’s and Wayne Dyer’s bestsellers, and so on. In this

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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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