Emotional Sobriety featuring Marya Hornbacher, author of Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power and more
EMOTIONAL RANGE: Skillfully navigating highs, lows and in-betweens... While recovery frees us from the emotional, physical, and mental hell that is active addiction, it doesn't grant us a pass on the emotional ups and downs of regular life. As addicts, we often lived in a state of nonstop emotional emergency, where every feeling, good or bad, led us back to our substance or behavior of choice. In recovery, learning to live "life on life's terms" means becoming aware of our whole emotional range and developing the skills to navigate the ever-shifting terrain of our own inner world. This talk will focus on how we can become more adept at handling both the internal experience and the external impact of our own highs, lows, and everything in between.