Hello. Welcome to Episode 3 of this podcast. We are changing our direction and posting podcasts that are to inform Indigenous People of Canada who may have addiction recovery issues/concerns.
Having a choice and become willing.
- Choose to Approach Problems in a Cool, Calm, Collected Manner
- Choose to Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate Your Body
- Choose to Calm Your Mind, Be Centered, and Think Clearly Under Pressure
- Choose to Be Physically Tough and Full of Energy
- Choose to be Mentally Tough, Emotionally in Control, and Action Oriented
- Choose to Communicate in a Positive, Productive, Low-Stress Manner
- Choose to Be Spiritually Strong, Resilient, and Joyful Every Day
The Union Gospel Mission (UGM) and the Indigenous Wellness Training Society will be co-hosting an Indigenous Teaching Circle about Indigenous Sustainability.
Steven Covey says that we are predominantly determined by our conditioning and our conditions. He says in our society, we have accepted 3 theories of deterministic explanations of the basic nature of man: genetic determinism (we are determined from our grandparents, we inherited it, we are Aboriginal and we got it from there), psychic determinism (parents did it to you, upbringing, childhood experience personal tendencies, character structure – emotional scripting, emotional punishment, rejection, comparisons) and environmental determinism (current situation, spouse, children, economy, national laws – someone or something in the environment).
Force field analysis, according to Steven Covey, states that in any current level of performance or being as a state of balance between the driving forces that encourage upward movement and the restraining forces that discourage it.
Once a person has committed themselves to recovery we believe they will need to go through a process where they will get to a point where they will face anger, hate, adversity and discouragement while maintaining sobriety. Our goal is to encourage a person to progress through our process to learn the skills we will advocate for to prepare them for times when they are faced with anger and discouragement to help them get through those difficult times.