Adding Spirit to the Mix
Whether in a family or in the workplace, when we care about a person who is struggling with an addiction, we can often inadvertently find ourselves participating in “enabling” behaviours – which does nothing more than prolong the addiction.
Rather than becoming “addicted to the addict’s addiction,” the most loving thing we can do for people who are hurting themselves with addictive behaviours is to learn the difference between helping and enabling. By doing this, we can begin to set and maintain appropriate, self-respecting boundaries that will actually help the addicted person get off the roller-coaster of active addiction and live his or her best life.
Candace will invite questions and discussion in relation to the following:
(a) What is the difference between helping and enabling when dealing with an addicted person in the workplace?
(b) How can we learn to take the best possible care of ourselves, while also caring about a family member, friend, or colleague who is struggling with addiction?
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Suite 700 – 1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Adler School of Professional Psychology
(Southeast corner of Georgia at Thurlow Street)
Cost: Without lunch: $10
With lunch: non-members $20; members $15
Lunch: Catered sandwiches, salad, tea and coffee
(Advance Registration required for lunch)
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About Our Speaker:
Candace Plattor, M.A., R.C.C., is a therapist in private practice and specializes in addictive behaviours such as Substance Misuse, Eating Disorders, Smoking, and Gambling.
Candace works with the addicted person and his/her loved ones, and also provides Clinical Supervision to therapists who work with addiction.
Candace’s book Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction provides a fresh and unique approach for helping the loved ones of people with addictive behaviours. Her mission is to assist both addicts and their families engage in healthier life choices.