Category Archives: Handout

Thinking influences

Thinking influences our feelings through the things that we say to ourselves. Unhelpful thoughts can add fuel to the fire and play a large role in keeping anger going after the event has passed. However, using helpful self-statements (or ‘cooling … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Minds

I have been practicing meditation since the mid-70’s and started a mindfulness meditation practice in the mid-90’s. Mindfulness has to do with the quality of awareness that we bring to what we are doing and experiencing, to being in the … Continue reading

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Relaxation

I started engaging in relaxation tools as a teenage in the mid 1970’s when I first started practicing Hatha and Raja Yoga. After 38 years I can say with confidence that it works for me. Since 1983 amongst other things … Continue reading

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The Ten Rules For Being Human

  1. You will receive a body. 2. You will be presented with lessons. 3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. 4. Lessons are repeated until learned. 5. Learning does not end. 6. “There” is no better than “here.” 7. … Continue reading

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Relapse Stages

One of the hand outs I use with groups. This is a shorten version of Relapse Stages and just a starting off point for further discussion. First stage – I am un aware. I don’t see it, and have no … Continue reading

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Relaxation & stressless

Stress is one reason people report relapsing and using substances/intoxicants. I’ve been teaching a stress less/relaxation class for years and below is one the handouts that participants report is most helpful.: Change the situation: Avoid – Alter. Change your reaction: … Continue reading

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Stressed?

I’ve been teaching a stress less/relaxation class for years and below is one the handouts that participants report is most helpful.: Change the situation: Avoid – Alter. Change your reaction: Adapt – Accept 1. Avoid unnecessary stress Not all stress … Continue reading

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