Christmas holidays and addiction. If there is addiction or alcoholism in your family, you can still be in the moment and enjoy the Christmas holidays. Don’t let another holiday pass by because addiction is there. This message rings loud and clear in this episode of Smiling Again. Anna and Mitchell talk through how to make this possible.
Anna is the wife of a recovering addict and she herself is in recovery from codependency. Mitchell is a very grateful recovering addict. Together they are the Founders of We Are Recovery. Whether on the inside facing addiction head on or on the outside loving the one who’s in it, recovery is possible for all. As they both walk their own healing journey, together they share their experience with wholehearted honesty. Most of what they share comes from really messing things up and growing through it.
If you have ever wondered what your loved one thought and you were too afraid to ask, this episode is a much to listen or watch.
Anna shares her thoughts on codependency and why it is so important to heal on her own journey, so she can live her live according to her own values. Figuring our who we are and what we love is integral to recovery.
Mitchell shares his experience of recovery and how important it was for people to say what was wrong, he shares what he stays clear of and the importance of having a plan to know what to do if something arises, if he is triggered at Christmas.
We talk about stepping on egg shells, the non linear path of healing, the sling shoot, how silence reinforces the addict’s behaviour, the need to say what is wrong and the nitty gritty of how to show love, owning your actions, getting stuck trying to be perfect, how to have fun again, making a plan for Christmas, deciding to be present and enjoying the holidays.
There is soooooooo much in here. It’s a must.
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