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Validation

Validation

In this piece you will learn what validation is and how it can be problematic when your source of validation is external rather than internal. I will then talk about the connection between validation and recovery as part of self leadership. Let’s go! Definition I want...

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Domestic abuse – Where the addict is made

Domestic abuse – Where the addict is made

Recently I watched a programme on the BBC which had been made from the experiences of one of our most famous footballers, Ian Wright. Although domestic abuse is not my area of expertise there is no doubt in my mind that the trauma of domestic abuse produces lots of...

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The observer position

The observer position

The ‘observer’ position  I want to say something more about one of the key points in this approach. In order to understand, develop and practice my method you must first develop your understanding of what I call the ‘observer position’. Things like a raised awareness...

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Building your ground floor

Building your ground floor

From survival to flourishingWhether you have been down and out, or what used to be called a 'high functioning' addict, you will have been used to employing some form of manipulation, denial or downright deceipt. Probably a mixture of all the above. These things become...

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Normality!

Normality!

The Ground Floor - Normal life At this point I will assume that you have a solid and stable foundation. If you do not, don't worry. Try to concentrate on the relationships inside any room that is unstable or weak and allow yourself to know what it is about that...

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Building Recovery – Solidity and stability

Building Recovery – Solidity and stability

Okay. So you have looked at the challenges involved in your recovery. You have now considered the most important questions such as cost, location and design. We now need to think about starting the work of recovery. That means building a good foundation. Once we are...

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Building Recovery – Cost

Building Recovery – Cost

Now we are going to get into more detail about the idea of ‘cost’. Another one of the ‘big three’ things to consider when building your recovery along with ‘design’ and ‘location’. Most of us get the general idea that things cost and that we have to pay, but what...

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Building Recovery – Your design

Building Recovery – Your design

Of the three most impotrtant factors when thinking about building your recovery - Design, cost and location. We could say that design is the one I see most often misunderstood, or left out altogether. Remember, if you do not design your recovery, someone else will!...

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Inside out The growth process explained Part one

Inside out The growth process explained Part one

Common sense is not always the best guide Today I want to talk to you about the growth process and how it can sometimes go against our common sense. There's a very good reason why we tend to start any change process from the outside-in. it doesn't take a genius to...

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The trap of success and failure

The trap of success and failure

Most things exist in a form which can be thought of as a duality. Would you know what 'up' is if there was no 'down'? Dark if there was no 'light'. Left and right, wrong and right. I think you get the idea. My name is Dave Cooper and I am a recovery coach and...

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