By Allen Berger Ph. D.
This ebook grants the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're more likely to come upon in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to overcoming complacency, or take accountability on your emotions and activities, this booklet will equip you to beat the most universal relapse hazards.
Recovery from habit is usually in comparison to a trip the place you meet new humans, rejuvenate your brain, physique, and spirit, and study new issues approximately your self that offer you wish for the longer term. yet like every trips, there also are pitfalls that could jeopardize your sobriety.With his well known publication, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble restoration, Allen Berger has proven many of us the way to confront self-defeating strategies and behaviors which may sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen offers the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're more likely to come across in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability to your emotions and activities, this ebook will equip you to beat one of the most universal relapse risks as you are making your trek alongside “the highway of satisfied Destiny.”
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What direction does it take? How does the recovery self deal with the addict self? Again, which self appears to have the power? What does the part with the power do to get and sustain that power? Play around with exaggerating one or both parts. If your addict self says it won’t listen to the recovery self, then exaggerate its position. Say something like, “I will never listen to what you or what anyone else says about me. ” How does the recovery self respond to the addict self when it becomes more outrageous?
So you can see the value of unpacking what my addict self was telling me. At the time I had no clue, but today I know this to be true: my addict self has promoted my awareness of many issues in my life that required therapeutic attention. When I have encouraged my clients to dialogue with this part of themselves, they’ve also discovered some very important things that were missing in their lives. Let’s look at a few of them.
How does the recovery self respond to the addict self when it becomes more outrageous? Then experiment with responding in kind. Your recovery self might say something like, “You don’t have to listen to me, and I’m not listening to you anymore. ” You can also do this exercise in writing, either onscreen or on paper. Make two columns, labeled Addict Self and Recovery Self. This time, instead of imagining the dialogue, write it out. Create a script between these two parts. Pay attention to what happens as you assume each identity.
12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery Navigating Common Pitfalls on Your Sobriety Journey. by Allen Berger Ph. D.