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What works best for you, a sponsor or a therapist?
Sponsor: Let us know why...
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Therapist: Let us know why...
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Neither, I do it MY way: Let us know how that works...
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Ursula
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Location: Lower Mainland, BC

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:40 am    Post subject: Things that make you go HUM.....  Reply with quote

This is contriversal....use it to your advantage....either way: you know what works for you.

Twelve Differences Between Your Sponsor And Your Therapist

1. Your sponsor isn't all that interested in the "reasons" you used or
drank.

2. Your therapist thinks your root problem is your lack of
self-esteem, negative self-image, and your poor self-concept. Your
sponsor thinks your problem is a 3-letter word with no hyphens: YOU.

3. Your therapist wants you to pamper your "inner child".
Your sponsor thinks it ought to be spanked.

4. Your sponsor thinks your inventory should be about you, not your
parents.

5. Speaking of your parents, your sponsor tells you not to confront
them, but to make amends to them.

6. The only time your sponsor uses the word "closure" is before the
word "mouth".

7. Your sponsor thinks "boundaries" are things you need to take down, not build up.

8. Your therapist wants you to love yourself first; your sponsor wants you to love others first

9. Your therapist prescribes care-taking and medication. Your sponsor prescribes prayer-making and meditation.

10. Your sponsor thinks "anger management skills" are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

11. Now that you haven't used or drank in 6 months, your therapist
thinks you should make a list of your goals and objectives for the
next 5 years, starting with finishing up that college degree. Your
sponsor thinks you should start today by cleaning the coffeepots,
helping him or her carry a heavy box of literature to the jail, and
making your bed.

12. Your sponsor won't lose his or her license to practice if he or
she talks about God.

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Nicole
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Joined: 12 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good one Ursula!  

I would like to point out though, that many therapists do not advocate medications....would actually prefer talk therapy to pharmaceutical therapy....

JMO

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Marnie
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting Ursala. I like that.

Yay for therapists...Okay for sponsors...Not that I'm biased....

Actually both are great, awesome and totally supportive.
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sarah_92
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this enlightning post. Please keep sharing.

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