The Way Things are Supposed to Be

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Lee McCormick in Addiction & Recovery | Spirit Recovery Blog - (Comments Off on The Way Things are Supposed to Be)

There was a time I had a very definite grip on my identity. Life was well orchestrated and defined. Living was a point-by-point, goal-by-goal, walk through the world. Some things went the “way they were supposed to” and some things didn’t. I had successes and failures, curses and blessings, the back and forth, up and …
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Introducing Our New Contributing Blogger Lee McCormick!

September 30th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Addiction & Recovery | Spirit Recovery Blog - (Comments Off on Introducing Our New Contributing Blogger Lee McCormick!)

Counselor is pleased to welcome Lee McCormick, as our newest contributing blogger! Lee McCormick is the founder of the Ranch Recovery Center in Nunnelly, Tennessee, and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu, California. He is also cofounder of Nashville’s Integrative Life Center and IOP/PHP Community Recovery program in Nashville, Tennessee. Through the organization of Spirit Recovery, …
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Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Transformational and Recovery Coach.  She is the author of “The Law of the Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” and the creator of wake up recovery.  She is the go to expert on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky and media expert on …
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Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Transformational and Recovery Coach.  She is the author of “The Law of the Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” and the creator of wake up recovery.  She is the go to expert on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky and media expert on …
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Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Transformational and Recovery Coach.  She is the author of “The Law of the Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” and the creator of wake up recovery.  She is the go to expert on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky and media expert on …
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Why I Created Wake Up Recovery

September 19th, 2014 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction & Recovery - (Comments Off on Why I Created Wake Up Recovery)

Four years ago when my book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” came out I knew there had to be ways to get my message out besides the book so I did speaking engagements, tele-conferences, workshops, television and radio interviews; but something was still missing.  I knew there was more …
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What Do We Mean by Relationship Trauma?

May 30th, 2014 | Posted by Tian Dayton in ACoA | Addiction & Recovery | Adolescents | Adolescents' Issues | Family Issues | PTSD | Relationships | Trauma - (Comments Off on What Do We Mean by Relationship Trauma?)

(Note, continued training along with streaming video available on “The Workshop” on the www.tiandayton.com membership site) Relationship trauma is the kind of emotional and psychological trauma that occurs within the context of relationships. We are biologically wired to seek close and ongoing connection. It’s nature’s way of insuring that parents stay committed enough to children …
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Introducing Our New Contributing Blogger John Lee!

May 20th, 2014 | Posted by Andrea Grant in Addiction | Addiction & Recovery | Addiction Discussions | Addiction Education | Adolescents | Men's Issues | Parenting | Relationships - (Comments Off on Introducing Our New Contributing Blogger John Lee!)

U.S. Journal Training, along with Counselor, is pleased to welcome John Lee, M.A., as our newest contributing blogger! John Lee is the best-selling author of The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man, and has written over twenty books, including his upcoming book, The Mother-Son Dynamic. John’s highly innovative work in the fields of emotional intelligence, anger management …
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The Use of Psychodrama in Dealing With Grief and Addiction-Related Loss and Trauma

March 27th, 2014 | Posted by Tian Dayton in Addiction | Addiction & Recovery | Grief | Therapy | Trauma - (Comments Off on The Use of Psychodrama in Dealing With Grief and Addiction-Related Loss and Trauma)

ABSTRACT. This article is an adaptation of a chapter from the author’s 2005 book, The Living Stage: A Step by Step Guide to Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Experiential Group Therapy. The author proposes the use of psychodrama to help clients in recovery who are dealing with complicated grief issues associated with  addiction and addition related trauma. …
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