February 18, 2016
One question we commonly ask families and partners impacted by addiction as well as clients who have been in recovery for a long time is, “if you had the chance to change your life all over
November 6, 2014
Cathy Patterson-Sterling discusses how parents who expert manage their adult children with addictions can lead to the ‘king baby’ effect and low self-esteem.
April 16, 2014
A common saying in AA is “If nothing changes, then nothing changes”. This is an important slogan to remember for people and families impacted by addiction. Even if a person completes treatment or intensive counseling,
March 19, 2014
A topic that many people do not want to talk about is relapse. Especially if, as a family member, you have spent a lot of money on treatment and are waiting for some picturesque “sunset
February 6, 2012
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.
February 2, 2012
In this final instalment, Cathy expresses her last of 5 wishes for families struggling with addiction of a loved one. The oxygen mask protocol is the rule that we put our own oxygen mask on