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Category: Transformation


Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Our Program | Transformation

Fearless Fridays: Exercise in Addiction Treatment

Rise and Shine It’s 7:30 AM Friday morning at SCHC and three lone souls stand atop the bank looking out over the Malaspina Strait. Our legs are riddled with lactic acid and our lungs burn like

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Life at SCHC | Transformation

Breaking Ground at SCHC: Is it Time for a Life Renovation too?

Proceed with Caution For the past few weeks, my office has been in the heart of a construction zone. The entire building is getting renovated. The process of reaching my office has become an exercise

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Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Transformation

How Injuries can Lead to all Around Growth

Pushing the Envelope For as long as I can remember, injuries have been a part of my life. Train, compete, injure, rehabilitation: this has been the cycle since I’ve been 12. While some might call me

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Meaning and Purpose | Our Philosophy | Transformation

Our Middle Path to Meaning and Purpose

At Sunshine Coast Health Center, our theory of addiction is that it is a response to living a life that lacks personal meaning. In other words, we believe that if clients have meaning and purpose in

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Addiction Research & Theories | Geoff Thompson | Transformation | Values | Videos

Behavioural Changes and Therapy – What Works in Treatment (2 of 5)

This is the second instalment on this topic of what works in treatment. Dr. William Silkworth, stressing the importance of change, was quoted in the Big Book as saying “recovery demands an entire psychic change.”

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Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Transformation

Addiction and Transformation

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the concerns of someone in recovery who just wants to get on with living, rather than taking time to plan a sober

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Our Staff | Transformation | Videos

Addiction & Families: North Star

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the concept of having a sight line or “North Star” that moves you towards change.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Our Staff | Transformation | Videos

Addiction & Families: Never Drinking Again

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the importance of transformation in the addiction recovery process rather than “white-knuckling” it.

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

Addiction & Recovery: Overcoming Challenges

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about finding happiness in your life by overcoming a personal challenge and being transformed by the experience.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Cathy Patterson-Sterling | Family Addiction Help | Our Staff | Transformation | Videos

Addiction & Families: Affection

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses mood changes and rediscovering yourself after addiction treatment.

Addiction Treatment Help | Defining Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Leading Experts | Meaning and Purpose | Spirituality | Transformation | Videos

Carl Jung and the Numinous Experience: What it Tells Us About Addiction

Carl Jung, in describing the case study of a client who was fixated on him as a father figure, unintentionally describes the experience of someone with an addiction.


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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