If you're the mom of addicted loved one and need help understand what's happening to your child, or how to recovery from the addiction chaos, join us here for support. As the mother of a recovering addict, I've spent years trying to cope with this devastating disease. I used to search for others to help me, but couldn't find what I was looking for. Now I'm focused on comforting moms, like you, by sharing what I needed -- bringing you hope and a way to recapture you.
There are 18 spiritual gifts. Do you know which gifts God gave you? How can you find purpose in your pain by serving others using your gifts?
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Nate Moellering and Tommy Streeter share their addiction story.
Now they're working in recovery for Ft. Wayne Recovery. In this broadcast they help Moms understand what a rehabilitation center emcompasses.
Fort Wayne Recovery
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Moms of Addicted Loved Ones worry. Is there a way to stop? How can we stop?
Listen to this Bible study for meditation and coping skills on how to break free from the worry.
Matthew 6:27 27 And which of you by worrying can add a single [a]day to his [b]life’s span?
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This podcast was inspired by: By Barb Raveling https://barbraveling.com/bible-study-on-worry/
Learn about a Jail Chemical Addiction Program we have in our community, and be inspired to start one in your local jail.
When Moms of addicted loved ones find the power and purpose to overcome the guilt, shame and chaos that keeps them locked in fear, they can break free and implement programs in our communities that make a difference.
Meet one Mom who changed the landscape of our jail despite the difficulties she faced.
Meet Jesse Harless, author, speaker and facilitator for Entrepreneurs in Recovery
Jesse Harless doesn’t hold back in his new book If Not You, Then Who?, sharing the story behind his battle with addiction. His journey, which began when he found himself standing in front of a judge as an opioid addict facing narcotics possession charges at the age of twenty -two, taught him the importance of not just sobriety, but of finding recovery.
Today, Jesse’s mission is to change the addiction and mental health recovery world one conversation at a time through Entrepreneurs in Recovery.
As a leader in his space, Jesse facilitates highly experiential online and in-person training that helps individuals and organizations deepen connections, harness their strengths, elevate purpose, and establish safety.
Jesse trained me to lead these experiential workshops, too. I’ve been able to use them in the subscription membership – the All Mighty Mom Tribe, and in my local jail.
Soon I’ll be facilitating them in a women’s recovery home.
Please help me welcome Jesse.
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This is the second part to Family Boundaries.
Once you realize family patterns of boundary problems, how to you resolve them? How do you change?
These tactics are from Boundaries, When to Say Yes and When to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.
If you'd like to be a part of an interactive group that works on these types of problems, join the All Mighty Mom Tribe. Healing happens in our community. It has to start with Moms. Join us for support, accountability, prayers and fellowship.
Do you know what a Genogram is? Why are these important?
Learn types of Family Boundary problems from the book, Boundaries, When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Take Control of Your Life. by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.
The other book I mention is Beyond Addiction, How Science and Kindness Help People Change, by Jeffrey Foote, Phd, Carrie Wilkens, Phd, and Nicole Kosanke, Phd.
Before we can change our family patterns and dysfunctions, we must be aware of our blind spots and boundary problems.
Join the All Mighty Mom Tribe and get in on the discussion to heal and find support.
Why is it so difficult for Moms to follow through with consequences in addiction?
What is the difference between logical and natural consequences?
Learn how to create a contract with your family and addicted loved one that communicates well thought out consequences.
In this episode, I share Jay Shetty's SPOT, STOP and SWAP method to coping with negativity. (From his book, Think Like a Monk, Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day.
"Stopping negativity doesn't mean shunning it. Instead, get closer to it." Jay Shetty
Learn the SPOT, STOP and SWAP method and find more JOY in your life. You have the power to be more self-aware of the negativity in your life.
What will you do about it?
Meet the Mom of an Addicted Loved One, Rosalie Kauffman, who wrote a song, WASH ME, for her son and shares it here - acapella. (Listen all the way until the end.) She talks about where she found the words and how they came to life.
✳👉👉The lyrics give a voice to our beloved addicted ones locked in jails and prisons.
This song brought me to tears.
>>Stay tuned for more information about downloading this music to share in your community.
I share my BLESS Method of Communicating with our ALO's and using the PEACE Way to Listen.
B - Be calm
L - Listen
E - Empower your child to take responsibility for his actions
S - Stay in your lane
S - Short - Don't lecture
PEACE Way to Listen:
Paraphrase, Emotion, Affirm, Consent, Empathy
The All Mighty Mom Tribe is a private group for Moms of Addicted Loved Ones who want to grow spiritually, personally and emotionally.
In the tribe, Moms HEAL. HEALING HAPPENS in our COMMUNITY. Moms will gain confidence, make new friends, understand addiction, learn to love themselves and their addicted loved one, and build better relationships.
The membership includes: Addiction courses, Support meetings, one-on-one success partners, Coaching, Bible study, Book study, and more.
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If you have questions, reach out to Michelle at Michelle@MichelleWeidenbenner.com
Sandy Swenson is the mother of two sons—one of whom struggles with addiction. She lives in the place where love and addiction meet—a place where help enables and hope hurts–and has become a powerful voice for moms with addicted children, putting their thoughts and feeling into words.
Sandy first documented her experiences with her son’s addiction in the critically-acclaimed book The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction, followed by Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers With Addicted Children [Hazelden 2017] and a companion collection of ponderments in her app, Readings for Moms of Addicts, [Hazelden 2018].
In her latest book, Just Dandy: Living with Heartache and Wishes [Hazelden 2020], Sandy shares her heartache and her journey of courage, resiliency, and acceptance, inspiring us to believe that no matter what comes our way, it is possible to say we’re “just dandy” and (usually) mean it.
“Simply Becoming is really my heart more than anything."
Rebecca helps women work through fear and anxiety as well as helping them to realize and accept who they are. Sometimes she helps women work through difficult places in their life and on their journey to becoming who they are.
In her counseling, Rebecca is honest with the women she works with, admitting she cannot heal them, but will work with them on their “joy journey” as they work toward intentional healing. It is her belief if people get help for a broken bone, why should they not also get help for a broken heart? She also has a prayer team for both her and her clients as they go through their journey.
For more information about Dawson’s counseling methods, (she zooms too!) and to download her free ebook HERE. "Healing Prayers for Emotional Wounds."
Learn THREE TIPS on how to overcome anxiety in this interview.
visit www.blueroompublications.com, where Rebecca also offers free 20 minute discovery sessions.
Six Ideas on How to Intentionally Add HOPE to Your Life.
HOPE = Having Only Positive Expectations
My Goal: To Empower ONE MILLION Moms of Addicted Loved Ones to get into recovery by 2025. Let me EMPOWER You!
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If you're wondering if you should include your addicted son or daughter in your holiday festivities, listen to what one addict said.
A powerful glimpse into how an addicted loved one wants you to treat him on Christmas.
Quitting to Win: A Proven Plan to Let Go of Bad Habits, Learn to Feel, and Love Yourself (Book Link HERE.)
"Addicted Loved Ones are BORN with the addiction disease, they are NOT the disease." Crystal Waltman
Crystal decided she needed to quit in order to win. She discovered a powerful process to acknowledge the past, find joy in the present, and welcome a new future. Today, she has a passion for helping others achieve more success in their lives. Her book shows you how to:
· Let go of the past and release the shame and guilt
· Learn to feel physical and emotional pain and maintain spiritual fitness
· Love who you are and whom you are meant to be
Now is the time to stop just surviving and start thriving. Reorganize yourself and clear the space for a fulfilled life—the life you always wanted. Now is the time to start Quitting to Win!
Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin. – Danielle Bernock,
Emerging With Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, And The LOVE that Heals
To find Danielle and enroll in her 7 Day Challenge to Love Yourself go HERE.
Moms of Addicted Loved Ones struggle with trauma in their lives as they learn how to navigate the difficult journey of watching their loved ones deteriorate and sometimes destroy their lives.
Inspired by the book ... Beyond addiction, how science and kindness help people change. By Jeffrey Foote, PhD. The stages of change. How Moms can change and how they can help their Addicted Loved Ones on their change journey.
Learn how to love your child through his or her addiction. Connectivity is the antidote to addiction, not isolation.
Pam is the Director of Thrive! Family Support at Breakthrough Ministries,
She's a certified Family Recovery Coach www.pamlanhart.com
Pam she is also the author at 'Praying Our Loved One Home - Daily Prayers for Prodigals'
Discover how she learned to radically love her son during his addiction, so you can learn how to love your child too!
Listen to how she chose life!
What does an interventionist do?
What's the most difficult part of facilitating an intervention?
Why are addicted loved ones opposed to getting into recovery?
Go to: NewmanInterventions.com for your free 25 Tips for a Successful Intervention and Letter Writing Guide
Living in your purpose can help you focus on something different than your addicted loved one. 👉👉When you can focus on your life and what you’re passionate about, you can live a life that you can control. 👉👉 Learn how to focus on you and your purpose.
1. How often are you able to talk to a person in prison?
2. How do you send him money?
3. Can you send him books or other information?
4. Does he ‘live’ with someone else in his cell?
5. When can they get ‘privileges?’
6. What does his typical day look like?
If you're a grandma parenting grandchildren, you're not alone. Over 3 million women are parenting children again.
Tune into this Interview with Nancy Kling, Founder of Behavior Plus, and start transforming your parenting journey into a more peaceful one.
She's the author of The Cup Kid: Parenting a Child with Meltdowns and I’m A Cup Kid, The Workbook
Nancy has worked with children with challenging behavior since 1992, and loves teaching parents and teachers how to become the agent of change for their children.
Utilizing her strong behavioral training, experience, and the Nurtured Heart Approach, she can help you strengthen your relationship with your grandchildren, improve their behavior, and restore the peace and joy you desire!
For Nancy's FREE Behavior Handout, please write to her at: Nancy@BehaviorPlus.com
Since she was a little girl, Anne Lowell has been fascinated by the mind, body, and the brain. She studied Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, has over 1500 hours studying and teaching meditation, yoga, and mindfulness, and has a background in massage therapy for chronic pain and mental health.
She's the energy behind Evolved Mind, LLC, which is dedicated to helping smart and successful people from all walks of life and from all over the country to feel at ease amidst the chaos of life. A cornerstone of her mindfulness teaching and coaching is that well-being is a skill, and it starts by training the mind.
Today, she’s going to share her personal RAIN Technique to help you train your mind to LET GO of the chaos in your life.
https://annelowell.com "I help people feel CALM amidst the CHAOS of life."
Moms of addicted loved ones need support and tools to help them recover from the family disease of addiction. Author Mary Dolor shares a transformative approach to helping moms heal by sharing a story and asking readers to journal answers to questions. Learn about Neuroplasticity and meta cognition and how they help promote positive thoughts.
One reader said: I wept as I read about her pain, as it was so easy to relate to the hopelessness and helplessness one feels when dealing with family members suffering this affliction. I believe others will take comfort from her insight knowing they are not alone and can use the techniques she used to heal the deep trauma on themselves and in their families! The message of hope resounds.
How does one mom cope surrounded by almost ten years of addiction in her life?
The prayer that changed her journey:
Lord God, Please walk with Adam. I beg you to captivate his heart, take over his mind, & invade his soul. He needs his Heavenly Father more than ever to show him the way. With confidence, I thank you Lord Adam’s Mommy
OARS - Learn what this acronym stands for and how implementing it can change your relationship with you ALO.
Communicare is my made-up word for communicating that you care. Learn how to validate your child's feelings.
"You can change your family Tree with One Branch," Steve Makofka
How do you let go of your addicted child without losing hope?
Author of, "Family Recovery, Build the Family you Need with the People you Already Have.
Dr. Lynn Payne, Broken Roads addiction counselor in Anderson, Indiana, shares her experience as the mother of an addicted loved one and as an addiction counselor.
If you're looking for a counselor, feel free to call Lynn at (765) 661-0149. Lynn does video-conferencing too.
Hindsight in any hardship is 20/20. We often see things differently after we've been through a crisis.
Listen to one mom talk about what she would do differently with her teen addict. Keep in mind that how we parent a teenager who's struggling with addiction is different than how we treat an adult addict.
If you’re a Grandparent raising your grandchildren because of addiction, you have a tough tow. Often times you don’t know what to say to the children. They feel abandoned by their parents. They’re ashamed. Some even think it’s their fault. What do you say?
Interview with recovering addict and author, Willow Green, who wrote the book, "I'm Sober, Now What? Moving through the fear, anxiety, and humility of LIFE, on Life's terms."
For a free download of INSIDE THE MIND of an ADDICT, go to GroovyWillowGreen.com or this link: https://bit.ly/38abLvc
Moms of addicted loved ones worry they'll get the call that their addicted loved ones overdosed. They live in fear every day. How do they find peace in their lives when they're in constant turmoil?
Meet Clare Cory, licensed psychologist, who's worked in the field of addiction recovery for more than thirty years. Listen to her answers on addiction, boundaries, and the fear of an addiction overdose.
How do moms get through the holidays and pretend that everything is okay when her child is actively using a mind-altering substance?
Do they invite their addicted child to their holiday event? What about Christmas? Should they give their addicted child a gift?
Meet Dre, a 24 year old woman who's a 16 month recovering addict. Find hope and the raw details on her perspective of spending the holidays with an addict. She was addicted to opioids, heroine and meth for nine years. Hear her truth about the mind of an addict.
Find ways to get through the pain of loss during a family time that should be filled with laughter and love.
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Learn the first three steps in the 12 steps of recovery. Even though moms aren’t addicted to drugs or alcohol, we are often obsessed with worry and fear. If we learn the first three steps in recovery, we will find hope.
Name your limits, tune in to your feelings, be direct, give yourself permission, practice self-awareness, consider your past and present, make self care a priority, seek support, be assertive, and start small.
Confrontation is the arch enemy of motivation. Understanding and appreciating why your loved one does what she, or he, does will help you have more empathy and identify how you can modify your behavior, your relationship, and her environment, so you can help to support long-term change.
Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up. Your child is worth the fight. Sometimes we have to let go of what’s killing us even if it’s killing us to let go. If you don’t make time for your own wellness you will be forced to make time for your illness.
SELF CARE ensures there will be something healthy remaining for the recovering addict to return to.
There’s nothing COLD about it.
LETTING GO is tough. It's a long walk through the hottest fires of hell.
This episode was inspired by Sandy Swenson
Don't wait until your addicted loved-one is ready for rehab. Take time now to research the differences, so when the moment arrives you're ready. Time is crucial. When your ALO is ready for rehab, you must move quickly.
Are you enabling your addicted loved-one? This is a prayer and a checklist for you to reflect upon. You can’t change unless you’re aware there is a problem. Enabling allows our adult children to continue their unacceptable behavior.