If you're caught in a shame spiral, Brené Brown says there are three things you can start doing today to break the that cycle. In this short video, she addresses shame resilience with Oprah Winfrey and offers advice on how to help yourself when shame comes knocking at your door.
Is everything we think we understand about addiction wrong? Have we traded stuff for connections? Are we addicted because we have bonded with something that enables us to escape from the realities of our lives?
RECIPES FOR RECOVERY
In order to maintain a healthy recovery from an addiction you must pay attention to several things including your emotional, mental, and physical health; this includes your nutritional intake. By eating healthily, you are giving your body the essential vitamins and minerals that it requires.
Identifying Anxiety and what it Means Day to Day
Many people experience periods of anxiety when they are under stress, or going through major changes, such as moving home or jobs. For the majority of us anxiety plays out by worrying about what may or may not happen, feeling tense, irritable and reactive. It can cause you to feel tired and have difficulty relaxing and/or sleeping as you struggle to deal with challenging life experiences.
My Journey from Ice Addiction to Recovery
My name is Russell and I am a recovering crystal meth / ice addict. I have been to
THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY IN RECOVERY
Lorraine Wood, Founder, South Pacific Private
The family program is the cornerstone of our model at SPP and for a good reason. Our family program is open to clients who have been to SPP, but also to families who have not been through treatment here.
We live in an exciting time in addictions treatment. Never before have we had so much scientific data supporting the abstinence approach. The neurobiology of addiction information has alerted practitioners globally to something that the 12 steppers have known for years; that the 12 Steps combined with good psychotherapy, cannot only stop a person from using; it can give them and their family a quality of life that was once unimaginable.
When a loved one is grieving, sometimes it’s better to say less
When faced with someone else’s grief, it is common to feel awkward and unsure about what to say. You may even internally question, “What could I possibly say? What if I say the wrong thing? What if they break down in front of me?”
We all have secrets.
Sometimes they are frivolous or silly. However, a lot of us carry secrets that are more significant than that, ones that carry stigma, or shame or guilt.
Sometimes they are attached to trauma or abuse and often they are buried very deep.
They show up as dysfunctional relationships, as anger, as addiction, as depression, as broken families and much more.
In under the skin Russell Brand is usually in the position of interviewer. However, in this edition he is himself interviewed by author Brad Evans. They discuss Russell's recently published book, 'Recovery' in which he presents the process of Recovery through the lens of the 12 Step Program in his own words and using his own experience.