RIC 005: Crystallization of Discontent

​Brief Overview of the Episode

​​In this episode I tell the story of the events that precipitated my own decision to quit drinking, and some of the concerns I had. I then suggest a couple of exercises for those still in the contemplation stage of the stages of change.


In this episode I tell the story of the events that precipitated my own decision to quit drinking, and some of the concerns I had. I then suggest a couple of exercises for those still in the contemplation stage of the stages of change.

​Timeline of the Episode

​Time

​Subject

​​2:53

  • ​My own crystallization of discontent
  • ​What precipitated it

​15:20

  • ​​Some motivational exercises
  • ​Hierarchy of Values
  •  Cost/Benefit Analysis

​​27:58

  • ​Wrap-up
  • ​Next Week: Coping With Chaos

​Links Mentioned in the Episode

​Link

​Subject

​The leading science-based self-help recovery group in the world, with thousands of face-to-face and online meetings available.

Next Episode

​Next week is: Coping With Chaos, the first episode that will really look at some specific techniques to deal with the (sometimes insane) times we live in.

​I wrote ​Thinking Recovery​ to serve as a companion to this podcast. It contains an overview of the principal cognitive recovery techniques that I explore, and some visual aids to help with understanding.

You can download it for free, simply by clicking on the image to the ​right. I hope you enjoy it!​​​

About the Author Pete Soderman

Pete is an author, blogger, and podcaster who makes his home in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. His primary interest is in helping others recover from self-defeating behaviors.

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