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Black-and-White Thinking in Addiction Recovery

May 21, 2013

When we look at what happens in life, there are few things that are totally good or totally bad, totally right or totally wrong. You might get a promotion at work and think this is
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Fanny Kiefer Interview with Alex Pattakos

August 26, 2010

What is meaning? For many of us, it can be a feeling as something that’s missing. Alex Pattakos tells us that by reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” or “Prisoner of Our Thoughts” and then practicing these principles, we
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Addiction & Recovery: Problem of Suffering

April 23, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses the nature of suffering and how to make sense of bad things happening to good people.

Addiction & Recovery: Pursuing Personal Goals

January 15, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses why pursuing personal goals may not always result in happiness. The key may be to have goals that are for the “greater good.”

Addiction & Recovery: Living for More Than Yourself

October 23, 2009

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses psychologist Dr. Paul Wong’s belief that happiness is a result of positive relationships with others.

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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When I left SCHC this past fall, I felt as though I could tackle the world, let go of the demons, love myself, and was ready to begin a new life. Well, life throws many curve balls and after 6 months of sobriety, even though I was close to the best spiritual and physical shape in my life, I gave into boredom and loneliness because I forgot about my support system and aftercare. I returned back to SCHC for an alumni stay to get my head back in the game. Thank you, SCHC for an amazing alumni program for returnees.

- Will

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