Inside The Minds of Addicts and Alcoholics

Posted on January 31, 2012. Filed under: self growth, Treatment of Addictions | Tags: , , , , , , , |

What goes on inside the minds of addicts and alcoholics? You would be surprised at the pain hidden behind many a smiling face. The vicious and unrelenting mental cycles that drive people to substance abuse would be too much for the majority of us and I have come to be in awe of what these folks are dealing with more often than people know.  You can’t resolve it with casual rationale because there is nothing casual or rational about it. No one should have to go through this alone. No one. Ever. The endless cycle of pain, blame, shame, and self abuse would drive anyone to escape via the nearest toxic brain shushing substance! No one could ever punish an addict or alcoholic more than they themselves. No one.

What most of us do not understand is that these folks are all around us and they may not be self applying the labels of alcoholic or addict, yet they are border-line “in trouble.” They may be suffering through grief or loss of a loved one – through death or divorce. Financial issues and increases in costs of living, along with loss of employment,targets new victims daily. Too many folks are self-medicating and overusing and abusing prescriptions while either drinking more often, or combining alcohol and medications.  They may be depressed and not know why yet desperate for some kind of help other than the traditional route which has not or is not working for them right now. Some are in therapy, yet still at a loss. Too often they have not even reached out for therapy being of the “I can handle this” mindset.  Then again, they might be ready and looking quietly or actively, and really want to find the a way to break free of the destructive cycles before it is too late. One too many close calls at home or at work being the catalyst for a sense of desperation creeping into their awareness.

The good news is that there is help available from many caring sources readily available. Intervention done by caring family and friends is described by clients as welcomed and appreciated since they often don’t know how to make the dire urgency of their need known to those who really want to help.

In addition, for those who are ready, we offer private, anonymous, caring, non 12 step, residential, holistic help that is life changing and completely customized to the individual.  Everyone is different and their needs are different. There are no group sessions and the only time there is more than one client at a time is when discussed and agreed upon and the maximum is two people.  All clients are referrals and carefully screened for readiness, commitment, current status, history and sincerity. We become your family for 30-60 days and you become a member of ours. For most people the time needed is 30-45 days and 60 for some.

This program is like an extreme esteem makeover: life edition. We designed it based on the Core Health Program and work we have done with participants and clients over the years. The program is unique and restorative. It is extensive and intense. It is effective.

Pure Core of Health

We are currently offering our program in Costa Rica and will be returning to Sarasota, Florida in early March. Our first available opening is June 2012. Request information and details at Treatment of Addiction. We will email and arrange a phone meeting at an agreeable time for all.

There is a truth about who you are and it is unchanged by what you go through.When you surround yourself with healthy, happy people it is easier to take back your pure core of health. We look forward to facilitating that journey with you.

Pura Vida!

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Love Is Timeless and Limitless Manifestation

Posted on July 13, 2009. Filed under: Love, Manifesting | Tags: , , , , |

Since I moved to Sarasota only just over a week ago, it might seem strange that I would have the opportunity to attend a scattering of ashes for a new friend’s husband but that is what I did on my second Saturday in Sarasota. It was poignant. It was powerful. At the end of the afternoon sail I felt that I had known the man, whose ashes we scattered, for a long time. And maybe I have. As we threw the roses and other flowers into the wake I felt as though someone had just then truly left and said goodbye through waves of heartfelt love and compassion to all aboard. I felt this man as if I had known him deeply and well.

Maybe it was the beautiful stories of his sailing days, his escapades, charming escapes and near misses. He was a character. He was living deliberately and consciously most of his life. He left the physical world at a young age of 60 and I wondered where he was off to and what was calling him to a new purpose and life somewhere else. His bride of only a relatively few years smiled through tears and blew him kisses in the wind. My heart was deeply touched by the laughter and funny stories of this well loved man. Now that is a legacy, I thought to myself as the food came out on board and the beers and wine were passed around.

Back to the legacy part. This man, Peter Seyffert, was the founding creator and member of Aquarian Quest.

Peter Seyffert with Founding Partners Joe Jacobson and Robert Killian

Peter Seyffert with Founding Partners Joe Jacobson and Robert Killian

If you are not familiar with Aquarian Quest, they do educational sails and raise money to teach the kids of Southwest Florida to experience life-changing educational sails on board their ships. Peter Seyffert believed that all children should experience sailing and the sea for themselves. He had a dream and a vision. He made it happen. His ability to focus and vision resulted in the manifestation of a dearly held dream. He was a sailor and boat builder who loved the sea and ships and wanted to pass that on for generations to come. AQ offers marine ecology education for people of all ages (and life jackets are handy so don’t worry). Seriously though – Thank the Divine for Peter’s dream. His sailing partners and team now sail daily and weekly in celebration of his dream and manifestation. Thousands of new sailors will be created to carry on the sailing tradition he loved.

Peter Seyffert and the Aquarian Quest Team with KIds

Aquarian Quest Team with KIds

Along with the “education for kids” part, Aquarian Quest does sponsored social and educational sails for adults for all kinds of events and parties; corporate and private. Weddings, birthdays, promotions, etc. are all great reasons to book a sailboat and head out to sea via beautiful Sarasota Bay. Naturally this non profit organization accepts and appreciates donations and puts them to good use. You can become a member too. If you really want to contact them do it now while you are thinking of it and keep the flame of Peter Seyffert’s dream burning brightly in the waters of Southwest Florida.

Peter had a deep love for the sea and for the earth. Along with wife Julia, he built Koi Ponds and Floating Islands all over the Sarasota area for people who just wanted a beautiful, soothing water element on their properties. That is another facet of his legacy.

By the way, the crew are all personal friends of Peter’s and this made the sail even more momentous as we laughed and cried together over the wonderful stories of this loved and lovable man. Ahoy! Peter! You are in our hearts and in the wind and on the sea. Even now you are making new friends. Amazing, isn’t it?
We are ever grateful for your legacy.

It was a miraculous day on Saturday July 11th, 2009

Thank you.
I love you.

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