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Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Victor Frankl

Practical Exercises to Help Live a Meaningful Life

The great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was convinced that addiction is a response to living a life that lacks personal meaning. One reason for this empty life is that the person is not true to himself

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Meaning and Purpose | Paul Wong | Victor Frankl

The Meaning of Life: Not an Answer, but a way of Living

We define addiction in line with the great psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, who said that addiction is a response to living a life that has little personal meaning. If Frankl is right—and a growing body of

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Boredom | Victor Frankl

Boredom in Addiction and Recovery

As regular readers of this blog know by now, the great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl said that addiction is a response to living a life that has little personal meaning. According to Frankl, the most obvious

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | happiness | Paul Wong | Victor Frankl

Aim for Meaningful Living Instead of Happiness in Addiction Recovery

A big topic among meaning psychology researchers (we call them meaning experts!) is the difference between “happiness” and “meaning.” As you know from looking at the self-help section of bookstores, finding “happiness” is very big

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Meaning and Purpose | Victor Frankl

4 Principles for Being Human in Addiction Recovery

Defining Addiction & its Treatment Anyone interested in addiction recovery can find any number of videos and books that define what addiction is and how to recover from it. Today, of course, the brain chemistry

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12 Steps of AA | Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Paul Wong | Victor Frankl

4 Tools for Finding the Recovery Life you Want

In this blog, we take a look at some of the tools we give our drug rehab and alcohol treatment clients in their recovery toolbox. Lots of alumni tell us that life is great now. They’ve

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Abstinence | Bill Wilson | Meaning and Purpose | Our Philosophy | Victor Frankl

Transformed Man and the Appeal of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more. . . . He became as good a friend . . . and as good a person, as the good old city

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Meaning and Purpose | Our Program | Victor Frankl

Why Meaning Therapy?

From its beginnings in the work of the great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, personal meaning as
 a focus in psychology has flourished. The American Psychological Association’s publication
 of The Psychology of Meaning and Wong’s The Human

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Addiction Research & Theories | Meaning and Purpose | Paul Wong | Treatment Philosophy | Victor Frankl

Lessons for Recovery from Meaning Therapists

In this blog article, we’ll examine some ways that psychologists — who specialize in meaning therapy — have treated those suffering from addictions. At SCHC, much of the therapy is based on the work of

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Exploring Addiction | Victor Frankl | Work

4 Ways for Engaging in Meaningful Work in Addiction Recovery

Many of the clients at SCHC say they work only because it gives them a paycheque. They didn’t like the job, but they had kids to put through school and a mortgage to pay. Others

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Dr. Paul Wong | Meaning and Purpose | Motivation | Victor Frankl

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 Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Victor Frankl

Imagining A Successful Recovery Journey

Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. ~ Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning Imagine Success Clients at Sunshine

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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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