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Avvia Blog: Caring Forward

Winter doldrums set in….

Jan 8, 2015 12:28 PM
Sara Thompson

Festivities are complete, New Year's parties have passed and the days are short and cold. For those of us who have lived with addiction, it is often a time to want to crawl into bed and hide. This is the time for extra special care. Take time for you. Try these 3 simple approaches to self care:

1. Remind yourself that your loved one's addiction is not your fault.

2. Take a book to a cozy coffee shop. Read for half an hour.

3. Have a massage, a manicure, a pedicure. 

Most of all - remember that you are worth it. The more you focus on yourself rather than on the addict, the better you will feel.

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Upon request Avvia offers Conversation Groups. They cover topics such as:

- Co-dependency - what is it?

- What are healthy coping mechanisms?

- Self-care - what can I do for myself?

- How can I detach with love?

If you are interested please contact us.



Note: We will not be holding a Conversation Group this year. Please feel free to reach out for an individual consultation.

Contact Sara Thompson @ sara@mettacoachinggroup.ca ot 647-988-1680




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