February 25, 2017

Episode 086: All In Indicators

In episode 80, I asked the question, are you All In when it comes to recovery?  In episode 81 we discussed some of the distractors that prevent us from being all in.  After a long few weeks and a thorough self-evaluation, in this episode we discuss the 3 major indicators we can use to assess whether or not we are All In when it comes to recovery or any other major area of our life.

Announcements:

Worth Recovery has welcomed Shannon to our team who will be blogging her recovery journey with us.  You can view her thoughts at: www.worthrecovery.com/blog

Intentional Recovery: Healing Happens On Purpose - is happening in Seattle, WA this July!  More information and registration can be found at: www.worthrecovery.com/events

Action Items for Today:

Use the three indicators we discuss today to evaluate your own recovery.  

1.  Are you seeking appropriate accountability?

2.  Are you connecting and staying connected to your own emotions?

3.  Are you learning into the pain of your recovery so that you can fully heal?

 

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Recently, as I've tried to acknowledge my own reality, I've been surprised by the variety of responses I've received. Whether it's friends, family, people in recovery, people out of recovery, as I've acknowledged the reality around me, I've been told to not think about it, ignore it, stop blaming, stop playing the victim. Society really teaches us not to acknowledge the difficult things in our lives. We're told not to dwell on the negative and not to focus on the difficult things. Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk tells us: "As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself... The critical issues is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage." (Found in the Book: The Body Keeps The Score) Until we acknowledge our own reality - the past and the present, we can't heal or change it. In this episode I share four reasons why we don't acknowledgement things in our lives and the power acknowledgement gives us.

Homework: Identify two things in your life that you need to acknowledge that you have been avoiding. Write them down and share them with at least one person.

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