Episode 95: What Changes in Recovery: Perspectives on Religion and Spirituality.

August 20, 2018

We've talked sex, we've talked politics (somewhat), and so we're taking a deeper dive into the last of the big three taboo topics- religion.  Jon and Jackie look at how recovery impacts religious beliefs and practices and spirituality.  There is not a one-size-fits-all description of here- it is such a unique unfolding for everyone- but there are some common themes we see.  Don't be afraid of these potential changes- when you are working on the core of you, you often see the core of you in new ways.


Episode 94: Picking Good Treatment with Duane Osterlind

August 13, 2018


Addiction recovery and treatment is not a one-size-fits-all deal.  
Jon and Jackie sit down with Duane Osterlind, the creator, and host of "The Addicted Mind" podcast (www.addictedmind.com).  Duane started the podcast in 2017 to help people in recovery make informed choices about their treatment.

Episode 93: Pain is a Valuable Teacher with Carol Rose Adkison

August 7, 2018


This was a hard episode to name because Carol shared so generously with us about her professional and personal experiences related to healing, recovery, and growing into a happier human being.  
Carol is an Marriage and Family Therapist who is working hard to make the world a better place!  Carol has two upcoming books "Recovering my Life," and is the co-host of the "Curious Intentions" podcast among several other things that make her a fantastic-helping-people-heal-badass!
You can learn more about Carol and her work at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBeKuNHwwIPo3B6lJnHD7vw

Episode 92: SMART Recovery

August 6, 2018

In this episode, Jackie talks with Susan and Bill about SMART Recovery. They talk about how SMART meetings work and the concepts and psychological tools taught in SMART. If the typical 12 step meetings aren’t your cup of tea, or if you’re looking to add another resource to your recovery this episode will be worth your time.


Episode 91: Parental Enmeshment and Women with Wendy Conquest and Ken Adams

July 30, 2018

Ken Adams is back (you also heard him on episode 57) with Wendy Conquest to talk about their work with women who are enmeshed with either or both of their parents.  We explore themes of reclaiming what it means to love and be loved, burdens of guilt, and how to un-enmesh while still being able to love.

You can learn more about the Ken Adams enmeshment workshops at www.overcomingenmeshment.com.  
You can learn more about Wendy Conquest and her work at www.wendyconquest.com



Episode 90: Community and Culture - The Power of Group Dynamics

July 23, 2018

If you are part of any group- professionally, 12 steps, family, a relationship - you won't want to miss this one.  We are talking to Leonard Bade about his experience that ranges from helping large corporations change culture for the better to getting sober in 12-step rooms.  Leonard brings decades of experience that can help you to break through some of the barriers that keep the groups you are part of from being as effective as they can be.


Episode 89: What Changes in Recovery for Couples?

July 16, 2018
The second part of our "what changes" series examines aspects of heterosexual relationships that get hit by the recovery bus.  For many couples, changes in power structures, emotional expression and sex are things to be feared and avoided.  Couples in recovery often find themselves in the middle of radical change simultaneously loving and hating every minute of it.

Episode 88: What Changes in Recovery for Men and Women?

July 9, 2018

Jackie and Jon begin a series on the needed, but often unsettling changes that are byproducts of good recovery.  It would be nice if life just got more peaceful and we got more settled as we get more sober, but the truth is that initially a lot of institutions, relationships, and beliefs get upended and have to resettle as we fundamentally change the way we live.


Episode 87: One Layer Deeper

July 2, 2018
We're recording this episode on location as we neared wrapping up our Dating in Recovery Intensive.  We wanted to give you a taste of what we're doing and a closer look at this Intensive series.
If you are in the process of dating, or would like to start dating in recovery but are scared, overwhelmed, or not sure how to start- you'll want to give this a listen.

Episode 86: Bypass with Craig Cashwell

June 18, 2018

We sit down today with Craig Cashwell, PhD. to talk about his research and practical application into the nature of spiritual bypass.  Dr. Cashwell looks at how we either move toward or away from emotionally or psychologically difficult spaces- the use of spirituality or religion being one of the ways we can either move toward or away.

Join us for a thoughtful and illuminating conversation with Dr. Cashwell.
Show notes: Craig mentioned authors you may want to look more into: John Welwood and Charles Whitfield among others.  
Research on the Spiritual Bypass Scale Dr. Cashwell mentioned can be found here: http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-45103-001