You Are Not Your Thoughts
You Are Not Your Thoughts was developed with recovery persons in mind who have graduated from treatment and are committed to a life of sobriety.
They may be feeling defeated and stuck in a realm of irrational thoughts and beliefs accumulated over months or years of addiction. “You Are Not Your Thoughts” will give you an arsenal of basic tools to help you beat a range of emotional challenges (stinky thinking) faced in early recovery.
Our self-guided five-point approach is simple: it consists of five, time-tested mental strategies for re-aligning or restructuring your faulty thinking and beliefs which have been ingrained in your subconscious:
- Self-Talk in Recovery
- Cognitive Restructuring Techniques
- Anger Avoidance While in Recovery
- Intentional Inquiry
- Whole Life Recovery
This book will help you come to the realization that lasting change is really possible; the tools needed to endure a commitment to a new lifestyle; how to challenge and defeat personal and mental obstacles and stay on course. This small book works because it it easy to understand, practical, and can be done alone.
Recovery is a life-long endeavor; something that a person will need to continue to work hard on for the rest of their life to guard against relapse.
This self-guide serves as a useful jumping off point; a supplement to better understand your particular challenges and how to battle them while in early recovery.
Master or Martyr: A Family Guide Addressing Enabling & Co-Dependent Behaviors
When we see a friend or loved one harming themselves through excessive and destructive substance abuse, we want to do anything we can to help that person recover.
But, at what point does our help end up hurting? For those in codependent relationships, especially with addicts and alcoholics, the line between healthy support and harmful enabling can be a fine one.
Enabling refers to two different behaviors. In a positive way, enabling refers to a type of empowerment, or an interaction between people that promotes development and growth.
But in a negative way, enabling is a dysfunctional approach to helping solve a problem, which ultimately exacerbates it.
Enabling is often observed in relationships between addicts/alcoholics and codependents: one partner mistakenly believes that they are helping the other by making excuses for the other’s conduct and by cleaning up the wreckage of their destructive behavior.
In reality, this type of behavior is not helpful-it is harmful.
Teaching in the Hood is written for educators working in urban educational settings and is meant, in part, to shake up the status quo and provoke some discussion about the failing business-as-usual posture educational reformers have taken in their efforts to improve urban schools.
Dr. Gonzales argues that the failure of urban youth has little to do with deficit-based ideologies about the poor, and shifts the blame to a structure or system that is riddled with classist ideologies that for years have gone ignored and which have impeded fair access to the most vulnerable of learners: the poor.
Teaching in the Hood emphasizes Transformative Learning which offers educators asset-based perspectives that challenge existing deficit-based structures and attitudes which may be producing the barriers that prevent students from accessing quality and equitable education and perhaps unknowingly have created a form of cultural apartheid.