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
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
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.),
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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