As the holidays reach their peak, so too can the stress.
This week's Bev's Corner features the "ABC's of Family Recovery" contributed by BALM coach, Susan DuBois.
A- Awareness B- BALM® C- Communicate D- Document E- Educate yourself F- Frequent mini interventions G- Get support H- Higher power I- Identify the facts J- Journal K- Keep your recovery first L- Listen to the experts M- Maintain your boundaries N- Neutralize flooding O- Open to new ideas P- Practice your peace Q- Quiet your mind R- Respond instead of react S- Self-care T- Take one day at a time U- Utilize your resources V- Value your loved one as a person W- Widen your perspective X- X-out the shame Y- Yoked together before substance use Z- Zero in on your personal healing
As you reflect on these ABC's of Family Recovery this holiday season, we encourage you to use what you've learned in the BALM to stay focused on your recovery and your peace. Part of this could include the Holiday Support Calls that will continue through the end of the year.
For Families: - Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. E.T - Fridays at 1:00 p.m. E.T.
For Individuals with Use Disorder: - Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. E.T. - Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. E.T.
Beverly Buncher, MA, PCC, CBFRLC, CTPC, known as the "Foremost Family Recovery Life Coach in the Nation", is the Founder and CEO of Family Recovery Resources, LLC, and the BALM® (Be A Loving Mirror®) Institutes for Family Recovery Coach Training and Family Recovery Education.