Change is a process that takes place from the outside in and from the inside out. In this week’s show, Dr. Michael Berrett, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Center for Change describes this process and how it is intimately tied with our self worth and identity. Tune in to this uplifting interview for a gentle reminder to why you deserve love, happiness, respect, and recovery.
What You’ll Learn
- Ways you can start to rebuild your self-worth today
- The 5 “P’s” of understanding your identity
- How social media can discourage positive identity formation
- Why living a spiritual life can improve outcomes in recovery
- Where to start with spirituality if you have no connection to it
It’s never to late to become who you might have been.
Full recovery is possible and not only possible, but probable when people keep working and taking steps and don’t give up.
Favorite Recovery Resource
- Jenni Schaefer’s books because they’re simple, they’re funny, they’re easy to read, they’re profound, and they have a lot of clinical truths for providers and a lot practical, common sense stuff for people who are suffering.
Advice to Former Self
You have a good heart. You are a good person. You are worthy. You are deserving. You are worth fighting for and you can do this. You have the power, you have the strength, you have every single thing necessary to transcend illness and to have recovery in your life and to have a lot of happiness. It’s worth it. It’s worth the work. It’s worth it, you’re worth it. It’s worth it because you’re worth it.
Little pieces of sad, difficult, hard news came this week, but I was able to stand up and say “oh well”, “what can I do?”, “is there anything I can do to help?” What can I do to get engaged and then get engaged and do my very best and then be able to walk away saying I did what I can do. I’m going to keep moving and I’m not giving up. I love the challenge and we’ll take care of this. I have multiple moments like this every single day where things can seem overwhelming and daunting and bigger than me , but you stand up and you do it. I’ve learned to avoid avoidance and dive in and get engaged. That is the way I’m striving to live my life and I feel good about the progress that I’m making.
Definition of Recovery
To find that which has been lost and to bring it back into our lives.
For Your Journey
- Find professional help through Recovery Warriors Help Finder
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes
- Music Credit: “Something to Live For” by Mallory Faye
Connect with Dr. Michael Berrett @ Center For Change