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Hey there! Are you tired of feeling helpless and overwhelmed while trying to support your loved ones through addiction and recovery? Well, I've got some exciting news for you! The Helping Families Heal after Addiction course is here to provide you with practical advice and valuable insights to help you navigate this challenging time and create a life you adore with your loved ones.This course is designed to help families overcome addiction and create a balanced and fulfilling life without it. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about because I've been there myself and ready to share my experiences with you.With several episodes covering different aspects of addiction and recovery, you'll learn how to support your loved ones while also taking care of yourself. From journaling and reaching out to support groups to managing resentments and celebrating victories, this course has got you covered!Check out my Podcast: Relationship/Recovery Coaching: http://www.tanyagioia.com/ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tanya.gioia.9/Follow me on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/tanya-gioia-96ab2221Check out my success stories: http://www.tanyagioia.com/work-with-me/DISCLAIMER: Any information or advice I give is purely based on my own experience and research. There is no guarantee as there are many variables that will impact your success in the program. Everything stated should be taken as an opinion. -To Your Happiness!Tanya Gioia.

Sober on Purpose - Healing Families of Addiction Tanya Gioia

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Hey there! Are you tired of feeling helpless and overwhelmed while trying to support your loved ones through addiction and recovery? Well, I've got some exciting news for you! The Helping Families Heal after Addiction course is here to provide you with practical advice and valuable insights to help you navigate this challenging time and create a life you adore with your loved ones.This course is designed to help families overcome addiction and create a balanced and fulfilling life without it. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about because I've been there myself and ready to share my experiences with you.With several episodes covering different aspects of addiction and recovery, you'll learn how to support your loved ones while also taking care of yourself. From journaling and reaching out to support groups to managing resentments and celebrating victories, this course has got you covered!Check out my Podcast: Relationship/Recovery Coaching: http://www.tanyagioia.com/ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tanya.gioia.9/Follow me on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/tanya-gioia-96ab2221Check out my success stories: http://www.tanyagioia.com/work-with-me/DISCLAIMER: Any information or advice I give is purely based on my own experience and research. There is no guarantee as there are many variables that will impact your success in the program. Everything stated should be taken as an opinion. -To Your Happiness!Tanya Gioia.

    Prayer, Healing, and Transformation with Dr. David Chotka

    Prayer, Healing, and Transformation with Dr. David Chotka

    Welcome to another enlightening episode of Sober on Purpose! Today, we're diving deep into the power of prayer with a true expert, Dr. David Chotka. David is a renowned author on spiritual formation, healing prayer, and living a prayerful life. His vast experience as a pastor across Canada and his insightful teachings make him the perfect guest to explore how prayer can transform lives, especially for those dealing with addiction.

    In this heartfelt conversation, David shares his personal journey, including his dramatic conversion at 16 and his father's miraculous healing from alcoholism. Through powerful storytelling, David illustrates the incredible impact of persistent, heartfelt prayer and the profound changes it can bring about.

    Key highlights from this episode include:
    - David's early life and his calling as a pastor.
    - The transformative power of prayer in his father's life, leading to sobriety and faith.
    - Practical methods for integrating prayer into daily life, including David's favorite breathing prayer technique from 1 John 1:5.

    Whether you're supporting a loved one through addiction or seeking personal spiritual growth, this episode offers invaluable insights and encouragement. Join us for a moving discussion on the redemptive power of prayer and the hope it brings.

    Tune in and be inspired by stories of healing, faith, and the enduring love of Christ.

    Links:

    David Chotka's Books - https://www.spiritequip.com/books
    Spirit Equip by David Chotka - https://www.youtube.com/@spiritequipbydavidchotka4626/videos

    #FaithJourney #HealingPrayer #DavidChotka #OvercomingAddiction #MiracleStories #PrayerLife #SpiritualHealing #TransformativeFaith #HopeInPrayer #GodsLight #FaithAndHope #PrayerWarriors #PodcastEpisode #FaithInAction #DailyPrayer #PowerOfPrayer #GraceAndHealing #FaithCommunity


    🌟 Ready to tackle real issues and find peace in your life and your loved one's? Book your first session here: 🌈
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    🚫 Say goodbye to addiction's grip on your family life forever!

    🌈 Join me for weekly Live Training sessions on:
    1️⃣ Peaceful Communication with an Addicted Loved One.
    2️⃣ Mastering Boundaries in Recovery.
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    4️⃣ Navigating Ambiguous Grief when Your Addicted Loved One Leaves.

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    Trust in God, clean your house, speak the truth.

    Blessings, Tanya Gioia. 🌸

    • 27 min
    Ep 1 Worth it Minisode: Intent is Not Practice

    Ep 1 Worth it Minisode: Intent is Not Practice

    If you intend to lose weight, get up earlier, travel or stop or start something in your life, this quick episode is for you!
    Good intentions are grand ideas without a plan.  How do you change those ideas into actions?  Practice!
    This episode is me, Tanya, with few life-changing thoughts about being Sober on Purpose.  There is no magic pill!  Finding your way takes Purpose and Practice.

    • 2 min
    Ep. 2 Are Your Expectations For Sobriety Realistic?

    Ep. 2 Are Your Expectations For Sobriety Realistic?

    The relief of you or the loved one getting sober lifts a momentous wait off the family.  Now everything is going to be OK. He, she or they will stop doing whatever they were doing that caused the family so much harm. For years, the families desperate mantra for sobriety may have gone something like this:
    IF he would just … stop using drugs, pron, spending money, working 90 hours. IF she would just.. stop nagging, drinking, shopping, yelling. Our expectations breed more expectations.  We expect a whole new person after the addictive behavior stops. What we often get is a confused, fragile person trying to sort out their lives.
    When our expectations are not meet we can get frustrated or even angry. This creates an endless no-win cycle. A child quickly learns that; if you can’t ever win, why play.  #soberlifehappylife #soberonpurpose

    Jerry and I discuss the dangerous fantasy land of expectations after you become Sober on Purpose.

    • 28 min
    Ep 2A Working it Minisode: Only Working on Yourself

    Ep 2A Working it Minisode: Only Working on Yourself

    Hey, this is Jerry with the first short workin´ it minisode.  Just my opinion on who you can and cannot control in the addiction recovery process.
    Maybe you have been sober a while or maybe you are new to sobriety.  Tanya and I want to do these short mindset focused minisodes between the longer Sober on Purpose episodes to give you a quick minute or two of support.
    Often one thing said by one person in a recovery group or by a trusted advisor can turn my mind around.

    I hope these little shorts trigger healthy thoughts and bring you day up.
    Hey, remember to trust God, clean house, and tell the truth.  Plus we would love it if you leave us an iTunes review!!

    • 3 min
    Ep 3 Are There Any Justified Resentments?

    Ep 3 Are There Any Justified Resentments?

    Getting sober often leaves us and our families with a long list of hurt feelings.  We can resent people, organizations and ourselves.
    Hanging our hats on resentments, holding them close and nurturing them only serves to feed them.  Just like expectations, resentments tend to repopulate given the chance.  They grow and grow and grow bigger like a balloon.
    The long slim needle of truth about a resentment is they are a recycling of old negative feelings that we choose to reboot in our minds over and over again.  How do addicts and their families pop the resentment balloon?

    • 17 min
    Worth it Minisode: Comfortably UnHappy-Meh

    Worth it Minisode: Comfortably UnHappy-Meh

    Comfortably Unhappy
    I hate this concept.  It is the golden cage of work, home and play.  The sound for comfortably unhappy is “meh” ( expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm).
    Just saying it makes me cringe--MEH.  It is that chocolate chip cookie that is not good but not bad it is just a cookie.   This is why I don’t eat cheesecake. It is sweet and creamy, but for my taste, it is just meh at the cost of a whole lot of calories.
    Don't waste your sober on purpose life on comfortably unhappy relationships in work or play.
     

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Let’s Unpack That w Alex&Grace ,

Invaluable content on important topics!!

It’s so awesome how Tanya covers such important topics on this podcast that are complex, nuanced, but so critical for people to think through and wrestle with. And the best part is she does it all with authenticity, conviction, and truth based on God’s Word! The wisdom shared and insights offered are priceless.

Sjjcrew ,

Great show!

Anything that highlights the realities of growing in recovery should be celebrated! Thank you for sharing your story of sobriety with us all and practical tools we can implement every day!

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The Sobering 🔥Firewalk👣

I just had the honor and privilege to be a guest on the “Sober on Purpose” podcast with host: Tanya Gioia.

Tanya is at the top of her game when it comes to talking about families, sobriety, and living with people and their addictions.

I’ve been sober for over 35 years, and Tanya knew all the right questions to ask bringing out great answers. She provides her audience with knowledge, wisdom and actionable steps they can use on a daily basis.

If you’re in recovery and have stories to tell to help families, do not hesitate to come on her show, help her, so “we” can help others.

I would come back again on her show in a heartbeat.

Dave Albin
CEO
Firewalk Adventures

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