The Beacon HouseSM is committed to the on-going education and training of our staff, as well as exposing our clients to continued information on how to live a lifetime of sobriety and maintain their recovery. We invite you to download these PowerPoint presentations created by Dr. Shari Corbitt, Beacon House Director of Neuroscience & Senior Clinical Advisor.
Denial Management: The Ways We Lie to Ourselves & Others & What We Can Do to Stop
In this fun and interactive presentation we learn a number of ways that individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol tend tounconsciously deny their very serious difficulties with substances and life in general. Personalized plans are created to identify and prevent future use of these denial patterns so that recovering people can utilize more effective methods of healthy living in the future.
Effective Tools for Utilizing the 12-Steps & the Fellowship to the Fullest
This fun, interactive workshop focuses the newly sober or the long0term recovering individual on specific tools that can be used to bring out the very best of the principles of the 12-Step fellowship, and the 12-Steps themselves. Sayings like “Turn It Over” (the 3rd Step) and “Surrender” (the 1st Step) are given practical tools for everyday living. With this toolbox in hand, even the most newly sober person can feel far less vulnerable to relapse and can begin to enjoy all of the emotional, physical and spiritual benefits that a sober life has to offer!
Three Things Every Recovering Parent Can Do to Raise Happy & Resilient Children and Teens
In this extensive workshop presentation we look at the ways in which recovering parents can effectively protect their own recovery and become exceptional parents. Various topics included involve increasing social support structures so that there is a “village” of people to support the parenting process, learning to have fun with children and teens, and importantly – learning how to resolve conflict in a manner than doesn’t provoke shame, rage, or further conflict. This is a must see for all recovering parents!
Cross Addiction: Surprise or Expectation?
In this presentation we discuss the neuroscientific fact that addiction is not a single problem with one particular substance, but rather a behavioral experience that doesn’t cease with the removal of the problematic substance or behavior. When an individual ceases to utilize their “drug of choice”, they will most typically find another avenue of self-soothing such as overeating, overspending, gambling, etc. Methods for avoiding this phenomenon are discussed as well.