People for a variety of reasons can become almost addicted to substances. Once they make the decision to change that behavior they can alter their life direction. People who have cancer can have a positive effect on their condition using various psychological approaches. The mind is a powerful tool which has the ability to help a body heal, create conditions, or worsen them.
 
 
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 and has grown immensely throughout its lifetime. Since the founders Bill W. and Dr. Bob started AA it has inspired other groups to form like Gamblers Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Sex Addicts Anonymous. In this episode you will learn about some of the history and traditions of AA, and some things about its founders. You will get a new perception of AA while listening to my intern, Joseph Anglim interview Mike Fitzpatrick.
 
 
Social workers serve in a variety of capacities from a statistician studying trends in the social work labor force to a public figure on a reality television show. Dr. Tracy Whitaker addresses the information gap and strengthens the link between science and service (research and practice). Psychotherapist Mark Gaynor goes where others fear to tread entering the homes of animal hoarders enduring the stench and the filth to offer a helping hand to freedom from their obsessions. Learn how they help others.
 
 
People for a variety of reasons can become almost addicted to substances. Once they make the decision to change that behavior they can alter their life direction. People who have cancer can have a positive effect on their condition using various psychological approaches. The mind is a powerful tool which has the ability to help a body heal, create conditions, or worsen them.
 
 
Do you suffer from disorderly eating? Do you think it is too expensive to eat healthy food? It is time to throw away the bathroom scale and embrace healthier eating habits. Angela Lutz will tell us how to abandon the control weight has over us and Cheryl Williams will share with us how we can eat organically without breaking the bank.
 
 
Much has been written about The Law of Attraction utilizing visualization but now Dr. David Che explains it thoroughly and simply. Addiction is most often addressed using the 12 Steps, but Joanna Johnson uses her Native American traditional visualization to maximize positive results.
 
 
What is in-patient treatment for an eating disorder like? From the initial assessment to aftercare there is a design and an individualized plan for maintaining recovery. Remove the fear from not knowing what to expect. If you or someone you care about binges and purges, exercises beyond exhaustion, or starves him or herself, please listen to this life-saving episode. You will also hear the success story of someone who learned to manage her eating in a healthy way through Overeater’s Anonymous.
 
 
Al-anon is celebrating 60 years of existence. Hear how it has evolved from wives drinking coffee in kitchens while their husbands attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in living rooms to a worldwide fellowship. Listen to a woman’s Al-anon journey from chaos to serenity.
 
 
HAMS stands for: Harm Reduction, Alcohol abstinence, and Moderation Support. This approach empowers drinkers to choose their own realistic goals that they can actually accomplish. Listen to the founder Ken Anderson tell about how the program developed. Hear two people’s stories of how employing this process has been successful for them.
 
 
Sexual addiction is rising in the ranks to epidemic portions. If you or someone you love has this obsession help is available. Listen to find out what you can do. Hear how a therapist’s treats it and how an addict works a recovery program. Listen as guest Deborah Schiller discusses this issue.