Taking ownership of our behavior is a major part of recovery, but difficult emotions can often hinder our progress. As the recovery process deepens, we often face the hurdle of getting back in touch with our emotions, and learning to handle them appropriately rather than simply reacting or “numbing out.”
In this video, a live studio audience of men and women in various stages of recovery engage in honest discussions about their own challenges with recognizing and taking responsibility for their emotions. Palanca then guides participants and viewers through exercises in dealing with anger, shame, guilt, and grandiosity—difficult emotions that are especially common among people in recovery.
This video is part of the series 7 Skills for Addiction-Free Living, and is primarily geared towards people in recovery, as well as their family members and loved ones. It is also an excellent resource for educators and trainers in addiction counseling programs, as well as staff at recovery treatment centers. Therapists in private practice will want this in their library to lend to clients struggling with substance abuse.
With Palanca’s expert guidance, viewers will learn to:
- Recognize emotions that are often overwhelming and confusing
- Successfully manage their emotions as they arise
- Utilize self-talk to “deflate” strong negative emotions
- Express feelings effectively to other people in order to achieve positive outcomes in difficult situations
About Peter Palanca
Peter Palanca is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, a nonprofit agency serving people with substance use and mental health disorders. A lifelong teacher and mentor to many, Palanca also holds a faculty appointment as senior lecturer of Addiction Studies at Governors State University.
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