self care

Coaching Episode: Drawing the Line with Grace – Confident Boundaries and Open Communication, with Jane

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: Drawing the Line with Grace - Confident Boundaries and Open Communication, with Jane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: Jane isn’t exactly sure at what age her older son began using substances regularly, but the degree of misuse seemed to come in waves. He stayed in therapy until he left for college – which is just when her younger son began having the same issues. He cycled through four high schools, […]

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The Difficult Realities of Using The Invitation To Change With A Child Struggling With Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Difficult Realities of Using The Invitation To Change With A Child Struggling With Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Because I sit at a vantage point of seeing many parents working to understand and implement the Invitation To Change Approach (ITC) with their child who struggles with substance misuse, I see things others don’t. I hear the frustrations and the celebrations, and I know that while an approach like the ITC is

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Coaching Episode: Dealing With Anger and Disappointment When You Learn Your Child Is Misusing Drugs and Alcohol, with Rose

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Coaching Episode: Dealing With Anger and Disappointment When You Learn Your Child Is Misusing Drugs and Alcohol, with Rose
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Rose has three children, so she's not new to being a mom. But when her son spent six months trying every drug he could find, she stepped into a foreign world of substance misuse and increasing risk. She dealt with the utter shock and disbelief her child had been using substances at all,

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Coaching Episode: Using Self-Care and Motivation as Tools in Teen Harm Reduction

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: Using Self-Care and Motivation as Tools in Teen Harm Reduction
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Kelly’s son began smoking marijuana all day, every day after a serious trauma two years ago. Therapy and harm reduction strategies have led them to an arrangement where he is allowed to smoke occasionally, but only in the garage. Her son is smoking much less now, and in combination with therapy, reports he’s

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Coaching A Mom Pushed To Her Limits, with Olivia

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Coaching A Mom Pushed To Her Limits, with Olivia
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Long before Olivia became a single parent, she was forced to face her own trauma. The heartbreaking challenges she's faced since then have piled an incredible amount of stress onto an already complex life. The difficult journey for Olivia's son began with his father's brain injury and substance misuse, leading to a messy

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Coaching Episode: The Purpose of Self-Care and Importance of Acknowledging Progress When Your Child Chooses Sobriety

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: The Purpose of Self-Care and Importance of Acknowledging Progress When Your Child Chooses Sobriety
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you’re here listening to Hopestream, you probably know that working through substance misuse can take a heavy toll on family relationships.  Even after a child achieves sobriety, family dynamics are sometimes still disrupted by  the intensely  emotional process everyone has been through. In this coaching episode, I’ll meet Alana, a Stream Community

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Straight From My Heart; You Don’t Get To Tap Out On Yourself, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Straight From My Heart; You Don't Get To Tap Out On Yourself, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Today I'm going to share from my heart some things I've been thinking about which haven't really seemed to fit into any other episode.  I decided to bump the show I had planned as the first in Season Four of Hopestream to share a few heartfelt thoughts with you as we head into

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Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you use words like, "chaotic, busy, stressed out, or anxious" to describe yourself or your life, this is your episode. And for anyone with a child or someone you love who's struggling with substance use, this chaos is real and damaging to our bodies and minds. Lane Kennedy is known as a

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Things to Do While Your Child Is In Treatment, For The First or 20th Time, With Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Things to Do While Your Child Is In Treatment, For The First or 20th Time, With Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's a really common question parents have, "my son/daughter just went to treatment…now what?" If this is a place you find yourself, this episode will give you some assurance, guidance and thoughts about what to do during this time of change. There can be so many mixed emotions from relief to sadness and

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The Importance of Grief and Grieving, And Why We Get It Wrong Most Of The Time, with Leslie Barber

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Importance of Grief and Grieving, And Why We Get It Wrong Most Of The Time, with Leslie Barber
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Grief is right up there with politics, sex & religion as "things not to talk about" for a lot of people. And grief doesn't only apply to the impact of someone dying, it's much broader and impacts every single one of us…so why is it so taboo in our culture? Leslie Barber knows

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