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Boredom in Addiction and Recovery

June 1, 2016

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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4 Tools for Finding the Recovery Life you Want

March 15, 2016

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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Flying High: An Analysis of the Film “Flight” – Part 1

November 20, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I saw the new movie “Flight” in theatres. As the social media coordinator for SCHC, I’m always looking for topics to talk about. Heads up: The following information may be
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Addicts and Their Sense of Time: The Eulogy Exercise

November 25, 2010

Program Director, Geoff Thompson, talks about the struggle that individuals with addictions have with thinking in the present and thinking in the future. According to research, effective therapies are those that focus on the present with an eye on
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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 and Recovery: Meaningful Work

August 22, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, concludes his four part series on the link between meaningful work, happiness and recovery. One of the things that Geoff has noticed with clients is
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Addiction & Recovery: Attitude

August 20, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses how internalizing a label such as depression or bi-polar disorder can negatively affect an individual.

Addiction & Recovery: Secret to Connecting with Others

August 18, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses Martin Buber’s key to good relationships and the “I-thou” idea.

Addiction & Recovery: Attitude is Everything

August 6, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses finding new and positive ways to look at problems or difficult situations.

Addiction and Mental Health Issues

May 21, 2010

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC Program Director Lots of men who have participated at Sunshine Coast Health Center struggle with things beyond addiction. Some typical challenges are depression, anxiety and panic attacks, post-traumatic stress
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I wanted to thank you for the hospitality afforded me during my stay on campus. It was a treat to get to see and hang out with everyone. You folks are doing good and powerful work there. You’re changing people’s lives and creating hope where despair and desperation had ruled. I will never forget you for giving me my life back and facilitating the relationship with my God that saved my life. I love you all– each and every one of you for giving so much of yourselves to save me and the many other fortunate clients who have been blessed by spending time with you all.

- Terrace, BC

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