A report was written in 1999 called the Healing Ways report. It was a snapshot and analysis of the First Nations population at that time who were living in the Vancouver Richmond Health Board area.
In the book Psycho-Cybernetics the author Maxwell Maltz asks his readers to examine their beliefs. He says the way to examine our beliefs is to ask ourselves if there is some task which we would like to do, some channel in which we would like to express ourselves, but we hang back feeling that “we can’t.” When we feel like this he asks us to ask ourselves “Why?” Continue reading Ask yourself why?
Og Mandino says “never will I allow myself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful, that I forget how to laugh at myself and my world. In this matter I will always remain as a child, for only as a child am I given the ability to look up to others; and so long as I look up to another I will never grow too long for my cot.”
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.
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Steven Covey wrote a book entitled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” In this book he talks about habits. His definition of a habit is an intersection of knowledge, skills and desire.
Knowledge is knowing what to do and why, skills are knowing how to do it and desire is wanting to do it. I believe addictions is a habit that took us many years to develop and master. Once developed they become ingrained into our essence of being.