RIC 001: A Process of Change

​Brief Overview of the Episode

​This is very much an introductory episode to the Recovery in Chaos podcast. In it, I explain why I named the podcast as I did, and a bit about my background and journey in recovery. I also explain what the word "recovery" means, in a clinical sense.

I forgot to mention in the episode that I have released ​Thinking Recovery,​ my new eBook, on this site. Since you're already here, why don't you follow the link on the bottom of the page, and download the book so you'll have it for the next episode.​​​

The episode goes on to discuss cognitive recovery itself, what it is, and how it differs from other recovery methodologies. I also explore the four commonalities present in the recoveries of those who overcame their self-defeating behaviors either without help, or with only minimal assistance.


​Timeline of the Episode




  • ​Overview of episode
  • Explanation of name of podcast
  • What "Recovery" means


  • ​My background and experience in recovery
  • Why I'm doing this


  • ​The process of recovery
  • What is cognitive recovery?
  • How does it differ from other methods
  • Four commonalities between successful "natural" recoveries


  • ​Wrap-up, acknowledgements 
  • Next episode - "Why Cognitive Recovery will work for you

​Links Mentioned in the Episode



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

​An online entrepreneur, blogger, and generally very helpful guy, with a ton of good information on his website. 

​A writer, blogger, and podcaster, she is an inspiration to quite a few of us out here in the wilderness. I recommend her podcast very highly, for both information and inspiration.

Next Episode

Next week is "Why Cognitive Recovery Can Work For You. A look at how we learn our self-defeating behaviors, and why cognitive recovery techniques work. I'll give you a hint: it's all a mind game.

​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 left. 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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