Regardless of wealth, status or position, we are all subject to our own fears and desires and, until we come to terms with the essential relationship between our unwanted behaviors and our thoughts, feelings, and actions, we remain victims of our own obsessive impulses.
This is a guided tour past the pitfalls of recovery, First Sobriety… is written for those struggling to recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. It is a book about what to do to get past the pain of addiction so you can begin to believe that you truly have a life to live. It is also about what happens next. In simple, straightforward terms, the author takes you into the territory beyond addiction, into the realm of recovery and relapse, and family-of-origin relationships. With personal stories of real-life experiences, this book teaches the lessons of dealing with shame, growing in self-esteem, overcoming deprivation, and getting past craving and obsessing long enough to find that change is a choice.
This book will get you started on the journey of recovery and you will quickly learn to let go, to live your life free of the grip of the obsession that is addiction.
So, if you are ready to face an addiction, then your essential challenge is to get back to a place of trust; trust in yourself, trust in other people.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-50
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have lived and/or worked in all ten Canadian provinces and three territories, as well as having lived and/or worked in 28 of the 50 states.
I had a problem with alcohol but for more than 26 years (since September 9, 1988) I has not used intoxicants of any kind. Achieving sobriety led to his interest in human behavior and, in particular, why we humans do what we do. My interest and work in the field of human behavior eventually lead me to working for an Employee Assistance Program as both a counselor and manager as well as leading and facilitating workshops and seminars.
Prior to developing the DYNAMIC DISCOVERY process he was presenting and leading a two day seminar program titled “THE PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT SERIES” that consisted of 4 topics: Intimate Relationships; Guilt; Co-Dependency, and; The Right To Choose. The back and forth interactions with those seminar clients was enthusiastic and instructive, which led him into using a process of self-evaluation and eventually turned his seminars and workshops into participatory group sessions focused on unwanted and wanted behaviors and how to move from the former to the latter.
The formal format for the Dynamic Discovery program came about in December, 1995, while he was sorting his notes from 4 years of those two day seminar sessions because he wanted to create a document that could be used by some of his clients who wanted to understand the “hows” and “whys” of the process that had unfolded during those group sessions… from real life situations and the very real people who shared their thoughts and stories with the Group and who allowed him to learn from them and keep some notes on what was happening during those early sessions.
About the Author:
His first career choice was the Royal Canadian Air Force and he lucked into being part of a Para-Rescue unit. Being a Jumper appealed to his sense of adventure and pumped up his esteem because Jumpers were few and far between. However, he will admit to having feelings of superiority because the greatest danger to most Airmen and Airwomen was the possibility of a life-endangering paper cut.
He spent the next 25 years as a builder and real estate developer as well as consulting on approximately 3 million square feet of commercial buildings; mostly hotels and casinos.
Certified Life skills Trainer
Certified Building Technologist
Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Professional Member, International Facility Management Association
Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (Administrative Law)
International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (Adjudicative Law)
Sales and Marketing Council, Canadian Home Builders Association
Links to Purchase eBooks
Link To Buy First Sobriety: Beating Alcoholism And Gaining Your Life Back On Amazon