Category: Dr. Paul Wong


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Is AA For Me? What Other Treatment Options Are There?

Is AA for you? Different people respond to different drug rehab models, but in this blog we’ll do our best to help compare your options. What is AA? Alcoholics Anonymous, commonly known as AA, is

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The Human Quest for Meaning and Recovery from Addiction

Much of our clinical program is based on the theory and research of Dr. Paul Wong. Although Dr. Wong began as an experimental psychologist (training rats to be able to withstand more and more stress, etc.),

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Addiction and Recovery: Paul Wong

Geoff discusses Dr. Paul Wong and his presentation at the 10th Biennial International Conference on Personal Meaning. Dr. Wong’s talk highlighted on the importance of feeling connected to others and a sense of achievement as basic human needs. However, while therapists can facilitate and highlight the importance of these basic human needs, ultimately it is the job of the client to find how to satisfy these needs. Put another way, the client is the author of their own life.

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Addiction & Recovery: Problem of Suffering

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the nature of suffering and how to make sense of bad things happening to good people.

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Taking Stock: Two Years of the Alumni Online Program

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center One of the beneficial things to do in recovery is occasionally to pause and reflect on how your life is going. Many in

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Confirmation Bias

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center If you are in early recovery, you may be familiar with the social pressure that comes along whenever we see others drinking or

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Addiction & Recovery: “P.I.L.T.”

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health, talks about “P.I.L.T.” or the “Purpose in Life Test” and why finding your prupose in life is a very personal decision.

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Addiction & Recovery: Living for More Than Yourself

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses psychologist Dr. Paul Wong’s belief that happiness is a result of positive relationships with others.

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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.

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Addiction & Recovery: The Need for Courage

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses having courage when facing your own fears, and why this may result in a happier life.

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Addiction & Recovery: Act According to Your Values

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses why it is important to identify what is meaningful to you and then act in a way that allows you to pursue those things you value, rather than acting against them.

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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