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Awareness Acceptance Action - Our main method revisited

Awareness Acceptance Action - Our main method revisited

August 10, 2022

There are other episodes which offer a more basic description of this method but, in revisiting the idea I am taking a deeper dive into the ideas around this method and what makes it so effective. 

I looking at awareness and how precious a gift it is I want to go beyond the basic ideas of self awareness of what we are thinking and feeling to include the idea of relational self awareness, encouraging you to ask the question "what is it like to be around me"?


My interview with Dave A

My interview with Dave A

April 3, 2022

In this episode I interview Dave A who has been using the A2R method for about a year now. We look at this background and upbringing as well as the things he tried before discovering the A2R approach. 

We then look at the difference he has found in using this approach and why he believes it has worked for him. 

My interview with Kate Russell

My interview with Kate Russell

March 12, 2022

In this episode I am in conversation with author, actor and long time recovered person Kate Russell! We cover a lot of ground and I always enjoy talking to someone who has managed to develop and maintain their recovery. 

Kate has written about her experience of her family and all that entailed, including her own addiction and recovery. The amazon links to her books are below if you want to check out her writing.

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction and Recovery (ISBN # 979-8638199470)

Voicemails from My Sister: Stories of a Schizoaffective Sibling
(ISBN # 979-8541019179)


Elements of Self

Elements of Self

December 27, 2021

In this session I will go into more depth about why we all have a core self, how we all have parts, when they show up, what are the components and resources of the self and the difference between soft and hard triggering. I hope you get a lot out of this and are encouraged to take your learning further.

I just need to add a note on the idea that this should probably not be the first podcast you listen to on this subject! Please consider listening to more basic ideas about this approach first. 

All the best in your recovery

Dave

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

August 23, 2021

Part Six of a six part series
In this final session we look at the important question of 'How people are trained to know who we are' and how to take this into account on your recovery journey. And the way this is Connected with our security. We also learn how to define recovery as a balanced position of self care and care for others. How these recoveries from opposite positions are 'mirrored' in the direction they need to take. How the addict looks the worst when they are addicted but why they often look better than the reverse recovery once the recovery begins.

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

August 23, 2021

Part Five of a six part series

In this session we look at the different forms of 'flipping' and the path towards the balanced recovered position. We also include the phenomenon of 'Becoming too well for your family'. Finally we look at the important question of the difference between medical and authentic recovery.

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

August 23, 2021

Part Four of this six part series.
In this session we ask the importan question "If what you are saying is true, why we are not all reverse addicts"? We also look at the difference between the addict brain and the normal brain. And what I call 'The self centred escape'. Finally we look at the three positions of balance and extreme overbalance towards self care and other care.

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

August 23, 2021

Part Three of this six part series
Finishing the last of the main effects of dysfunction in the family, vulnerability. The way we relate and are attracted to is hugely affected by dysfunction. We also look at Healthy dynamics compared to unhealthy dynamics.

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

August 23, 2021

Part Two of six sessions 
The main effects of being placed in the reverse position. Imitation, Anxiety, Lack of self care. The overbalanced sense of responsibility

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

Reverse addiction - The effects of dysfunction in the family

August 23, 2021

Session One of a six part series on the role reverse addiction plays in the addictie cycle.
Defining the systemic perspective. Moving on from the medical model.
Looking at things from a relational point of view. We all start out as reverse addicts. Reminder to look at the basics first.Introducing the idea of 'flipping'. The effect on the development of the child of dysfunction in the family and the origins of the addictive nature.

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