The Recovery Coach Podcast focuses on person-centered recovery, peer support, and all the recovery things. If you are interested in learning more about recovery from drug/alcohol addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, codependency and other mental health conditions, then this podcast has your name written all over it!
For more information about The Recovery Coach, please visit www.TheRecoveryCoachATL.com.
Have You a Sufficient Substitute?
In this episode, Alison and Seth delve into a question that is frequently contemplated but seldom voiced in early recovery: Is there a suitable alternative?
Discussing matters such as obsessive thoughts, preoccupation and addiction transference, the co-hosts dive deeper to explore what’s really behind the need for a substitute.
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The H.O.P.E. Series, Ep. #1: Jeanne & Jeff S.
Alison and Seth are thrilled to kick off the inaugural episode of The H.O.P.E. Series (Hearing Other People's Experiences) – an ongoing edition of the show that highlights the experience, strength and hope of others in recovery. For the first time since launching "The Recovery Coach Podcast" in October 2021, the topic of 'family recovery' takes center stage. Jeanne and Jeff Schultz share their transformational journey as they moved from denial of their son's addiction to complete freedom, thanks to the support and wisdom they received from others who had walked the path before them.
Resources related to this episode:
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA): https://coda.org/
Families Anonymous (FA): https://familiesanonymous.org/
"Lost and Found" by Jeff Schultz: http://specials.myajc.com/lost-found/
What Are the Three Cs of Al-Anon? https://www.northstartransitions.com/post/what-are-the-three-cs-of-al-anon
"Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption" by William Cope Moyers: https://www.hazelden.org/store/item/11672
"The Codependency Collection" by Melody Beattie: https://melodybeattie.com/books/
Comedian Mark Lundholm: https://marklundholm.com/
Why Am I So Mad?
Anger is a natural human emotion. However, it is the only emotion that cannot exist on its own. In this episode, Alison and Seth discuss the driving forces behind anger – including fear, hurt and sadness – and the importance of finding healthy ways to express anger in recovery.
Mentioned in this episode:
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
10th Step worksheet
Will I Ever Have Fun Again?
Learning to navigate social activities in recovery is a common fear for many, especially in the early stages of change and transformation. In this episode, Alison and Seth discuss exciting adventures, new friendships, belly-laughter, and the “Rule #62” approach.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
CLICK HERE for Rule #62.
"But we aren’t a glum lot.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 132)
Are You Living In the Wrong Story?
If you want to change the trajectory of your life, you must change your narrative first.
We see the world and those around us through a default lens setting, which is often based on childhood experiences, past traumas, and life-changing events. We try to make sense of our lives by unpacking and organizing memories into a story. Sadly, the story we believe to be factual, could not be further from the truth.
In episode 9 of The Recovery Coach Podcast, Alison and Seth discuss the transformative power in changing the narrative and uncovering our true, God-given identity. While we cannot undo the past, we can begin to create a new story filled with growth, resilience and freedom.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
The Minimalist Podcast, episode #320, can be found here.
FREE Enneagram Sampler Test can be found here.
A complete Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) test ($12) can be found here.
What’s Emotional Sobriety Got to Do with It?
In episode #8 of The Recovery Coach Podcast, Alison and Seth review the term 'emotional sobriety,' and discuss why it might very well be the central, most important element to lasting recovery.
CLICK HERE to read the late Bill W.'s article, Emotional Sobriety: The Next Frontier, published in A.A.'s Grapevine in January 1958.
CLICK HERE to view DBT's Wise Mind diagram.
CLICK HERE to read the St. Francis Prayer.
CLICK HERE to purchase Father Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps.
CLICK HERE to read a selection of Acceptance Was the Answer in the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous (pp. 417-420, 4th ed.).
This podcast is tremendously powerful. I always get so much out of it every time I listen. My favorite episode is: “have you a sufficient substitute?” I love how raw and transparent Alison and Seth are. So powerful!!
Honest and restorative
Alison and Seth bring an honest and open perspective to mental health and recovery. Love this show!!!!
Keeps me motivated with love and grace!
If I could have a livestream of Seth and Alison talking 24/7, I would tune in - they are so real and relatable in the way they communicate! Addiction is a heavy topic, but this podcast is light-hearted, positive, and uplifting. It’s like having the best recovery coaches and friends right in my living room, reminding me of what I’m working towards and why I’m doing it. Being newer in my recovery journey, this podcast has been an excellent tool to keep me motivated and grounded in my new reality. I am very appreciative and always look forward to the next episode!