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What happens at an AA meeting

Posted by LP User on Friday, June 18, 2021,

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Sharing the 12 steps with you

Posted by LP User on Monday, July 29, 2019,
I was reminded today of some Substance Abuse training I did at the Priory hospitals in the UK.

This is a short summary of the value of the 12 steps in any Addiction Treatment Program- this can be whilst in a centre or if you're working this program with a counsellor in an outpatient manner.

Step 1 reality orientation- Admitting powerless over one's compulsive use (of substances/ behaviours) can bring a person out of denial and into reality. 
Step 2 and 3: Implementing changes. Coming to believe ...
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TRE Group

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, In : TRE 

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2018 looking back

Posted by LP User on Thursday, November 29, 2018,
This is why I love my job. 
In reviewing my year I came to see how many of my clients have really changed. 

From addicts in active addiction moving into sustainable recovery to stressed out moms TRE'ing off daily stresses becoming better moms, to cancer patients post chemo starting to feel their feet again (through TRE) to those in long term recovery shifting deeper into even more meaningful lives.

I sometimes come home after a day in my shared private practice just marveling at the variety of ...
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Its all about connection....

Posted by LP User on Friday, November 16, 2018,

Wonderful simple explanation of what has been done wrong in terms of helpi...
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Rovering addicts working in the field- maintaining balance?

Posted by LP User on Friday, November 16, 2018,

Although this story comes from Florida it expresses how important it is IF YOU ARE IN RECOVERY and WORK in RECOVERY to take care of relapsing yourself. It may not be the drugs, cross addiction may creep in.

Working in the Recovery field can be incredibly uplifting but it is so importnat o to take care of yourself.

Supervision/ seeking support is a MUST.
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Thorough documentary on what happens in trauma

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, October 30, 2018,

Polyvagal theory explained well here.
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ACEs once again highlight developmental trauma

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 1, 2018,

7 puzzle pieces to finding your way out of developmental trauma:

The order of treatment is essential.

Brain stem, then limbic then cortical.

If stuck in flight flight freeze loop ie in brain stem, wont be able to learn well at school or handle relationships.

Help the child get safe, regulated, calm and alert FIRST; then work on developing emotional (limbic ) brain, then frontal cortex work.

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Alternative treatment methods to substance abuse disorders; not only abstinence.

Posted by LP User on Thursday, March 1, 2018,

The *Moderation Management* method came about as an alternative to AA; it suggests that you can decrease your drinking/ using of substances without stopping.

Along with this another alternative to full absinence/ AA approach is the SMART program.

Rational recovery- an approach that helps you see yourself as fully recovered from day one. Addictive Voice Recognition techniques are used.

Pharmacological interventions can...
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Helpful recovery shares

Posted by LP User on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : addiction treatment

Fantastic resource of actual shares helping you understand and hear other peoples experiences in finding recovery from all addictions/ compulsive behaviours.
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treating anxiety disorders

Posted by LP User on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : anxiety disorders

Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder (as with other Anxiety Disorders) often involves CBT and medication. Whilst both can be beneficial, concentrating on an integrated recovery approach is helplful too- physical, mental, spiritual, environmental, social/ behavioral and emotional pieces of the pie. Ask yourself daily: how did I manage each piece of the pie and journal it. 
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Trauma recovery

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : trauma therapy 

Trauma recovery

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter our sense of security, making us feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world. It is our subjective experience of being overwhelmed (emotionally, spiritually, physically) that defines it as traumatic.

The circumstances of the event commonly include abuse of power, betrayal of trust,entrapment, helplessness, pain, confusion, and/or loss.

There are vast differences among peo...

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Codependents' enabling acts: helping or harming?

Posted by LP User on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : codependency 
Seeing another person suffer can be challenging- if you're a codependent (caretaker/ rescuer/ fixer/ people pleaser...) this will be particularly difficult. The thing with the actions of codependency is that they feel so helpful, so natural, so healthy. This is all part of the denial. Only after you've come through this illusion will you be able to discern what is healthy and what is not. Let me give you some examples:
  • Helping your friends by lending them money, and insisting on them not p...

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Posted by LP User on Friday, February 8, 2013, In : Workshops 
I am running a 6 week workshop to explain how  stress/ trauma negatively effects your body. You will get to experience two body therapies (Breathwork and TRE: Tension/ Trauma Releasing Exercises) which will help to release your trauma and chronic tension. Both are immediately effective and self empowering. You will get to tell your story of how trauma has affected your life. In this way resolution will come about.

GROUP VENUE:  3 Prospect Hill Rd, Wynberg

START DAY:           Start Date to Be ...
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