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A2R Method - The Code

A2R Method - The Code

April 15, 2020

Here is the fourth in this short series about method. If you are in early recovery and especially if you are in lock down at the moment you will probably be feeling the pressure around your relationships. Take this opportunity to try out an exercise around the way you communicate. There are times when we all speak in code. Unlocking that code and using it to grow is what this exercise will help you with.

A2R Method - The Captain

A2R Method - The Captain

April 13, 2020

The third in this short series about method. I call this one the Captain and, like the others, it's deceptively simple. If you are in early recovery you will be looking for ways of maintaining and developing your well being. Here I am offering you one of the tried and trusted methods I use every day.

This idea may seem simple but once you start to use it you will see how effective it is. If we accept our role as Captain we also accept that a ship has more crew members. There are all sorts of jobs need doing and this gives us a good picture of the difference between our adult and our parts. It also gives us a good image of how this might work.

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A2R Method - The Baby

A2R Method - The Baby

April 11, 2020

The second in this short series of messages on method. This one helps you to assess and manage your recovery in real time. Using this metaphor helps you to prioritise your recovery and develop more 'self-care'. If you are in early recovery or are thinking about stopping, this message will help you to think about some of the challenges.

Using the IFS approach, learn more about your parts and how to handle yourself in difficult moments.

A2R Method - The Scales

A2R Method - The Scales

April 9, 2020

Here is the first in a short series on methods I employ for people in early recovery. The scales is another simple but powerful exercise that helps to solidify improvements which will help you to develop your recovery.

Corona Virus - advice for people in early recovery

Corona Virus - advice for people in early recovery

March 31, 2020

I have had a few thoughts I want to share with you about how the guidelines for Coronavirus are affecting you. Especially if you are in early recovery.

Reverse addict 2 - Understanding co-dependence

Reverse addict 2 - Understanding co-dependence

April 3, 2019

Here is the second in the series about what is generally known as co-dependence. I call it 'reverse addiction' because so many things are reversed but similar to regular addiction. Hope you get a lot from this.

Pop that balloon!

Pop that balloon!

April 3, 2019

Here is a post regarding what to do when you are really feeling the pressure! Here is one of the best techniques for getting through that difficult moment.

Below is a you tube link for the same thing on video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYJZ0WpFBLA&t=242s

The reverse Addict - Understanding co-dependence - Episode 1

The reverse Addict - Understanding co-dependence - Episode 1

August 1, 2018

Are you suffering in your relationship and your relationship choices? Do you struggle to say no to people? Do you find youraself unable to get away from the most needy and draining people? Even at work? In this short series I want to offer some of the most important points when it comes to co-dependence or as I like to call it 'reverse addiction'.

Building Recovery - Stage Four First Floor - Session Three The challenge of authenticity

Building Recovery - Stage Four First Floor - Session Three The challenge of authenticity

June 17, 2017

In this final session we look at one of the biggest chalenges of building an authentic recovery, being authentic! In the past we had a lifestyle based on appearances, it is essential that our recovered self is authentic and is facing the challenges of authenticity in all our relationships. This session supports you in asking the right questions.

Building Recovery - Stage Four First Floor - Session Two What are the new challenges?

Building Recovery - Stage Four First Floor - Session Two What are the new challenges?

June 17, 2017

At this stage it is important that we develop a practice of keeping up with the new challenges that present themselves at every new level. This session invites you to ask yourself what they are for you. 

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