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The Psychologically Healthy Workplace: Finding Meaning and Purpose

August 22, 2010

Program Director, Geoff Thompson, discusses why it is so important to find work that is satisfying and gives a sense of achievement and how to do it even in uncertain times. Bill Wilson is profiled
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Drug Prevention: What’s Good About Drugs?

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the importance of addressing what some perceive as the “benefits” of drug use and finding these same benefits in sober recovery.

Addiction & Recovery: Connecting with the Universe

August 18, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the need for some people to feel connected to something larger and the theory that this can lead some people to drug use.

Addiction & Recovery: Alcoholics Anonymous & Disease

August 10, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the disease model and the controversial theory of addiction as a disease with a biological basis.

Addiction & Recovery: Meaning & Purpose

April 23, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses Viktor Frankl’s theory that happiness is the by-product of a personally meaningful life, and that addiction is a response to a life that is not personally meaningful.

Addiction & Recovery: 6 Steps to Finding Your Life Purpose

March 16, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares the 6-step progression to “finding your unique purpose” according to Dr. Edmund Bourne.

What do we Mean by ‘Spirituality’ in Recovery?

August 28, 2009

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

August 27, 2009

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.

Addiction & Recovery: What We Can Learn from Hollywood

March 23, 2009

Geoff Thompson recommends four Hollywood movies that do a good job of portraying addiction and the struggle to find meaning and purpose that is often at the heart of addiction.

Change Your Thoughts Verse 1 – Living the Mystery

November 21, 2008

Daniel Jordan General Manager Introduction In an increasingly integrated world it is interesting to see the growing popularity of all things Eastern in our Canadian society. Yoga is not just yoga anymore. It’s Ashtanga (or it’s Western variant ,
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A favorite memory so far would have to be my first or second day in. It was the first outing I went on and we went cliff-jumping right next to this waterfall and it was amazing. That first jump in there was definitely an experience. I really enjoyed it!

- Pete

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