It was Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, who called emotional sobriety the “next horizon” to be met once physical sobriety is achieved.
Emotional sobriety is often considered the foundation of all recovery. When our emotions are out of control, so is our thinking. Until we deal with the buried feelings that caused the addictive behavior, our lives and our relationships may feel unmanageable. The ability to self-regulate, know appropriate boundaries, and deal with life on life’s terms are all parts of emotional sobriety.
Gaining emotional sobriety helps us feel more confident, less insecure, and acts as a framework for maintaining abstinence. It is an evolving process, but when you feel it, you’ll never want to let it go. Join us for this month’s workshop on October 17th where we’ll focus on exploring tools to deal with emotions in healthy ways.
To reserve a spot in the workshop, please register in advance through the below Eventbrite link:
Please note this workshop is the third Thursday of the month.
I’m looking forward to working with you!
-Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP
© 2019 Valerie Simon, LCSW, TEP