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Items from 2020

Client Poems

Client Poems

Thursday 24 September 2020

The "ON CONCEPT" Substance use intervention

The "ON CONCEPT" Substance use intervention

Thursday 04 June 2020

I devised this concept many years ago to support service users in addressing their relationship with substances. Hope this is of use.

The first casualty of any war, is the war on the truth

The first casualty of any war, is the war on the truth

Thursday 04 June 2020

In these difficult times, it is really difficult to separate the truth from fiction.

Are drugs and alcohol dictating how you live?

Are drugs and alcohol dictating how you live?

Thursday 28 May 2020

The current “self-isolation” period that everyone is going through, is difficult for many. If you are in recovery, especially if it is an early stage for you, this could be a very vulnerable time for you.

Broken Window Theory Part 2

Broken Window Theory Part 2

Thursday 28 May 2020

‘Change your focus from what you can’t do to what you can do and others will see your change, you won’t have to prove yourself or convince them, they will simply see it.’

How to Calm Down, Even a Little

How to Calm Down, Even a Little

Thursday 28 May 2020

You can do this anywhere. Honestly. You can. When you learned to ride a bicycle as a child (if you did) or bake a cake, it took practice. Everything does. And the practice can be fun. Or good, it depends on how you choose to think of it.

Intimate Human Relationship

Intimate Human Relationship

Thursday 28 May 2020

Never Give up

Never Give up

Thursday 28 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – 17th – 24 May, 2020

Power

Power

Thursday 28 May 2020

Power plays an integral role in the life of a human being. It is experienced from an early age, when the child or young person will not have the emotional intelligence to fully understand its dynamics, and may instead be more concerned with developi

Shadow Boxing

Shadow Boxing

Thursday 28 May 2020

There is a lot of talk around Recovery around and ‘not getting in the ring with it’. We don’t have to be an active participant with a person, or a situation, whether it be a drama, or a substance, when we have the freedom to bypass it.

The Broken Window Theory

The Broken Window Theory

Thursday 28 May 2020

The “Broken Window Theory” is a sociology theory originally created in 1982 by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelly. It became a popular theory in the 1990s, when it was used as a means to understand crime and disorder in America.

Einstein

Einstein

Friday 10 April 2020

What happens when a human being loses their curiosity for life? From the time we are born, we are curious. A baby first takes its first steps and tries to run through curiosity.

The Fox and Cravings

The Fox and Cravings

Thursday 02 April 2020

I remember about 2 years ago, I was walking home in the dark at about 9pm. The roads were quiet and there weren’t many people out and about. Out of the corner of my eye, I observed a fox walking adjacent to me on the other side of the road.

Freedom and Self-isolation

Freedom and Self-isolation

Tuesday 03 March 2020

The word Freedom, at times can be an illusion or a deception. The English Dictionary states it as “The condition or right of being able or allowed to do, say, think, etc.