Category Archives: Addiction Counseling

A Village Called Forgiveness


A VILLAGE CALLED FORGIVENESS (Español Abajo) We are “rocketed” into this fourth dimension of existence, the spiritual, when the dimensions of our physical, mental, and emotional states are in harmony and balance, each with the others… Barefoot’s World  2013 Besides … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks in This Moment


 November (being the 11th) is a month during which many Twelve Steppers improve their “conscious contact” with their Higher Power…consciously! It’s a time to appreciate the gifts of recovery, the gifts of life. Many return to writing a gratitude list … Continue reading

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STEPPING STONES TO HEALING


Originally posted on The Felt Meaning of Recovery:
Hello everyone. I am wanting to start a “STEPPING STONES TO HEALING (and H.O.W. To Facilitate Recovery Focusing Groups)”course, primarily for my own enjoyment! 🙂 I love these group encounters. … I need…

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A White Teddy Bear


An example of how Focusing can support and enhance our Program of Recovery by allowing us to symbolize difficult feelings — in this case, anger. Continue reading

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The Power of Principles


Hello everyone. I was working Step Two today (Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity). I was thinking about a power greater than myself. Whenever I get stuck on this, I remember that … Continue reading

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Traversing Through Trauma


When we fracture into the Trauma Vortex, and our inner pain comes roaring out, it’s like we are swimming in rough, stormy waters, under harsh, billowing skies. Waves of  terror, horror, shame, despair, rage, helplessness, hopelessness (etc.) toss our small … Continue reading

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STEPPING STONES TO HEALING


Hello everyone. I am wanting to start a “STEPPING STONES TO HEALING (and H.O.W. To Facilitate Recovery Focusing Groups)”course, primarily for my own enjoyment! 🙂 I love these group encounters. … I need four people to organize this. … This will … Continue reading

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