Happy New Year!

I don’t know about you, but I did not think that 2016 was my best year. As I move forward into the beginning of 2017 I’m looking forward to accomplishing much and appreciating more. As I get older, I realize that time is slipping away more quickly…parents aging, children ready for college, movie icons we grew up with passing away, etc. The nice thing about the New Year is recognizing that you can make it anything you want. It’s kind of a cleansing process – set some goals and move forw...
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Laughing all the Way: Humor and Community in Recovery

In our therapeutic groups at Welwynn Outpatient Center, emotional expression covers the range of human possibility. Clients are finally facing family issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma with a sober mind… and it is not easy. There are tears for regret, loss, and hopelessness. There are silences to “be with” the hard feelings present in the room. There are heartfelt expressions of empathy and support… And to top it off, there’s lots of laughter! Our group provides powerful...
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