What is Spirituality?

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8b8du-a5c204 Everybody is talking about it. So what is spirituality really? It is not just a buzz word, but a higher part of ourselves that we can learn to access to lead a more purposeful and meaningful life. Mark L Lockwood helps people heal from addictions, depression and anxiety all over the world through A […]

Daily addiction Recovery Checklist

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

WHY WORK A Daily addiction Recovery Checklist – step 10 focuses on daily accountability How Often Should We Take A Personal Inventory? It Works: How and Why of NA tells us that while our goal is to maintain continuous awareness of ourselves throughout each day, it’s very helpful to sit down at the end of each […]

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

Posted Posted in Blog

When we think of avoiding relapse in addiction recovery, some of us might picture a cliff.  Once we step over the edge of that cliff, we may think there’s no turning back – there are no lifesaving vines to grab.  But that’s simply not the case. Relapse is not unusual in recovery from chemical dependency, […]

taking the first step in addiction treatment

Taking the first step in addiction treatment

Posted Posted in Blog

A “first” of anything is a beginning, and so it is with the steps: The First Step is the beginning of the recovery process. The healing starts here; we can’t go any further until we’ve worked towards taking the first step in addiction treatment. When your life becomes painful and unmanageable enough, you may find […]

Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction

Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment

Posted Posted in Blog

Heard in a AA meeting: “The problem is Me! The solution is Beyond Me! And the program of action is Let It Be!” “Is the stone heavy? Put it down and rest.” “Rest in just being – rather than doing.” The central affirmative action in Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment is […]

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

Emotional Immaturity in Addiction Recovery

Posted Posted in Blog

12 Signs of Emotional Immaturity in Recovery The Dangers of Emotional immaturity in addiction recovery are discussed here. Emotional immaturity can be a real stumbling block to building a successful recovery. The dangers of this inability to cope with feelings include: * When people are emotionally immature, they will be far more likely to relapse […]

The price of enabling your child

The price of enabling your child

Posted Posted in Blog

The Price of Privilege The following excerpt from The Price of Privilege about the price of enabling your child was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 25, 2006; page CM – 6, and has been adapted for Pathways Wellness Retreats. Mark L Lockwood, therapist says, “It provides a remarkable insight into enabling adult children, and […]

Different aspects of addiction withdrawal symptoms

Different aspects of addiction withdrawal symptoms

Posted Posted in Blog

Withdrawal in addiction treatment recovery Different aspects of addiction withdrawal symptoms can be spotted, usually from a mile away, if you are aware enough of what to look for. Addicted folk, in the throes of relapse are characteristically not themselves in some way shape or form. Their behaviour is an obvious one, so we won’t […]

depression rehabilitation centres

7 ways to live a healthy recovery

Posted Posted in Blog

Putting Addiction Recovery principles into practice Putting Addiction Recovery principles into practice is not always as easy as learning the theory. This is why we teach experiential recovery principles. In other words ‘doing’ recovery is essentially where we want to take our clients from the get go. There is a wonderful, productive, meaningful and peaceful […]