Fun Childhood Memories

Today at the group we looked at fun things that made us happy in childhood.  These discussions became very reflective off people’s lives.  While some group members had not had the happiest of childhoods they were still able to recount things that made them feel happy or good about themselves.  Having these positive things inContinue reading “Fun Childhood Memories”

Gratitude gives me something to live for

Today at the group we looked at things we were grateful for.  Group members commented on how being able to log things that they are thankful for can increase their sense of wellbeing.  We acknowledge that this is not the easiest thing to do when we feel at our lowest point and as if  livingContinue reading “Gratitude gives me something to live for”

Valuable Resource

Today at the group we looked at the recently launched Addiction Recovery Companion app for mobile phone and tablet device. The app is for people who are in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. ARC-Edinburgh brings together information and tools to help you access recovery services, organise your life and keep motivated to stay on track.Continue reading “Valuable Resource”

Challenging your thoughts

At today’s group we looked at our thought processes and how we can believe what our thoughts are even though they are not factually accurate.  When we have unhelpful thoughts it can lead us into feelings of; paranoia, anxiety, self-criticism, fear, helplessness and worthlessness. Believing that something or someone can only be good or bad,Continue reading “Challenging your thoughts”