Sober Identity - do you know how to reprogram your addictive mind? Guest Lisa Neumann
March 26, 2012
Hosted by Mary Woods
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Our guest today will talk about the subconscious mind and why addicts stay addicted even when they say they don’t want to. This includes: 1) Observing our behavior; How we can learn to document it. What it means to be honest with self; 2) Understanding recovery is a process, not an event and learning the components of setting realistic, doable goals. What to do when obstacles occur. (they will) Understanding the subconscious mind vs. the conscious mind and how they co-function to create our reality. Understanding “choice” and addiction; 3) The essentials for recovery. There is a rhythm and order to the universe. What is this order and how we know it exists; 4) Understanding and applying key competencies to our sobriety. What are they and how we can incorporate them into our daily life. 5) Partnering with something we trust. What it means to be accountable to self. Why we struggle with trust with others and most especially self. www.competencycoaching.com , www.theartofsobriety.com
One Hour AT A Time
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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.