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Warrior Mentality: Being okay with Suffering

Warrior Spirits As I drift back from my thoughts and recollect the familiar and unfamiliar faces I got to see during this trip, I’m left with that feeling of centeredness and connection. There will always

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Alumni | Our Program | Suffering

George the Dog

George Washington – The Dog George is my beautiful 7 year old male, Golden Retriever. He accompanies me a few times a week to my on-site shifts. He has many different names on site like,

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Life at SCHC | Resilience | Stress | Suffering

Big + Small Struggles at SCHC

I had planned to take a group for a hike today, but it was not to be. By 2:45 PM no one had yet to congregate on the front patio, so I decided to make

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Meaning and Purpose | Relapse Prevention | Suffering

Suffering is Not a Bad Thing

The answer to the question, “What is suffering?” is complicated. It is not necessarily about pain, for example. Some people have reported that pain can be rewarding, such as mothers describing childbirth or athletes preparing

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Self Awareness | Suffering

The Trick is not to Eliminate Suffering, but to rise Above it

One of Viktor Frankl’s key ideas was that a person could be optimistic about his or her life in spite of suffering. Frankl was a brilliant psychiatrist who said that the most fundamental motivation for

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Family Addiction Help | Suffering

Letting Your Kids (or Adult Children) Experience Suffering

At SCHC, we offer a family program webpage. Each article discusses ways to help your adult child embrace adulthood and pursue a meaningful existence that will ultimately result in a satisfying quality of life. 1.

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Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Suffering

Surviving Suffering

Getting Comfortable It is a basic human instinct to avoid suffering. In fact, innovations that have created our modern day infrastructure have unequivocally been motivated by this basic human instinct. Each passing generation, when compared

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Suffering

Suffering in Addiction Recovery is Inevitable

It is one of those truisms about life that bad things happen to everyone, including good people. This is just the way life is. Cars get flat tires. People are told by their doctor that

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Suffering | Victor Frankl

Living Life on Life’s Terms – Lessons for Addiction Recovery

One of the principles of living that we teach in our program is to “Live life on life’s terms.” This is a common comment in 12-step programs, and it is also found in psychology. But

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Suffering

Addiction and Recovery: Transcendence

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the idea of acceptance, courage & faith leading to transcendence; or overcoming an obstacle by rising above it.


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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