Recovery is a Journey not a Destination
Many people when they face a setback in their recovery may think, ‘Oh I’m not as far along as I thought I was.’ When in fact, its simply a bump on the road. Not an indication that they weren’t where they thought they were.
There will be many bumps, that’s natural. Just like how an athlete won’t run their best run every day, you too will have ups and downs on the road of recovery.
How do we stay strong when the journey feels so long? By simply taking note of small wins, we fuel ourselves for the longer journey.
One of the unique things about group therapy is newer members get the chance to meet people further along the road. It helps to trust the process, knowing that if you just keep walking, you’ll get to where you want to be.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong