I am so pleased to tell you that we are almost finished of the SMART Recovery training. What a great program it is! What impresses me most is that anyone could benefit from the tools and techniques used in the meetings.
SMART Recovery focuses on four points:
1. Building and maintaining motivation.
2. Coping with urges.
3. Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
4. Living a balanced life.
Here is a short video about SMART RECOVERY:
Please visit the SMART Recovery website to learn more.
Molly Nielson, Natasha Flood, Jackie Kane and I are really looking forward to getting the meetings started. The good folks at the Reach Foundation in Stratford are providing us with the space to hold our meetings. We are hoping to start meetings in April. Stay tuned. The start date will be posted on this blog when we have it set.
NOTE: Anyone can take the training and bring a SMART Recovery meeting to their community. If you are interested, please let me know. I’m happy to provide some guidance on how to get started.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Roni Wakelin Power and I are starting a Family Support Group meeting, hopefully in April. The Reach Foundation will be providing the space to hold these meetings as well. The start date will be posted on this blog when we have it established.
The family support group is for individuals affected by someone else’s addiction. One of the most empowering and healing things you can do for yourself is to talk to others who truly understand what you are going through. You will meet people who are at various stages of acceptance and understanding. Some have even found peace amidst all the chaos of addiction. You don’t have to go through it alone. Our meetings are anonymous (you don’t have to tell us your name unless you want to!) and what is discussed is confidential.
NOTE: Anyone can start a family support meeting in their own community. If you are interested, please let me know. I’m happy to provide some guidance on how to get started.
I can be reached at email@example.com.