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Happier Together: International Day of Happiness

Happier Together – International Day of Happiness It was International Day of Happiness on March 20th and it seems like it came it went without much notice considering everything else going on in the world.

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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) | Books on Addiction | Exploring Addiction | happiness

The Happiness Trap: The Difference between Emotional and Meaningful Happiness

Some Background on the Happiness Trap The Happiness Trap, written by Russ Harris, is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which was developed by Steven Hayes, Ph.D. Unlike the Steven Hayes workshops which are designed

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | happiness | Meaning and Purpose | Mindfulness | Motivation | Self Awareness

The Problem with Being Normal

We’ve all heard this term that I’m about to talk about. It is a theme in every teenage movie, magazines falsely convey it, and doctors use it too willingly and inappropriately. We all want to

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | happiness | Meaning and Purpose

Moving Through Tension: How We Obtain Life’s Fruits

It is known that before a caterpillar becomes a butterfly it makes a cocoon. It eats many times its own weight before it begins to create a cocoon. When it is time to break free

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The Acceptance of Pain, Discomfort and Struggle

A major focus of any decent addiction treatment program should be helping clients to live in the world – to find capability, to adjust, to be flexible, to accept life on life’s terms, to feel

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happiness | Meaning and Purpose | Victor Frankl

Addiction and Recovery: Alexander Batthyany

By Geoff Thompson, MA, CCC Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center Geoff highlights a presentation by Dr. Alex Batthyany at the 10th Biennial International Conference on Personal Meaning. The main message of Dr. Batthyany’s presentation

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Addiction Research & Theories | Geoff Thompson | happiness | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Freedom To Be Yourself

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses researcher Joaquin Trujillo’s findings on what is appealing about the use of crack cocaine as part of a search for what a drug user is trying to find or replace in their life.

Geoff Thompson | happiness | Meaning and Purpose | Our Program | Relapse | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Connectivity

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the fundamental importance of being and feeling connected as opposed to isolated especially in addiction recovery.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | happiness | Our Program | Victor Frankl | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Living The Good Life

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, pulls together 4 key concepts for “living the good life.”

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | happiness | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Live Life on Life’s Terms

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about finding happiness through asking life what it demands of you, rather than demanding that life treat you a in a certain way.

Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Geoff Thompson | happiness | Our Staff | Videos

Addiction & Recovery: Community

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the importance of finding a sense of belonging in the world as you strive for personal happiness.


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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