I’m delighted to introduce Deanne Adamson, founder of Being True to You, a groundbreaking program transforming addiction recovery. Deanne combines her extensive background in Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Philosophy, Theology, Psychotherapy, and Personal Development with her experiences in family services and victim advocacy.

Her innovative approach aims to revolutionize addiction recovery by offering a dynamic, purpose-driven, and results-oriented platform. This platform not only combats addiction but also challenges the associated stigma, inspiring intrinsic motivation in individuals. Join us in exploring this transformative journey with Deanne Adamson.

We talk about a multifaceted approach to addiction recovery. Deanne emphasizes the importance of recognizing addiction, committing to change, and actively working through the process. She outlines practical steps including building a support team, self-reflection on addiction’s impact, and understanding addiction as a progressive condition often exploited in our culture. We also discuss the role of psychedelic therapies in self-assessment, lifestyle examination, and more.

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  • [06:57] Deanne likes to help people find inner and outer steps they can take to help themselves.
  • [08:41] These steps include conceding that addiction has happened and accepting that it’s going to be a process to get out of it.
  • [09:26] Pledge to change and make it personal to you so that it can drive your recovery.
  • [10:02] Start the work and work with the material as it comes up.
  • [10:53] External steps include building a support team, finding who you can trust, identifying your support team and finding three people you can confide in.
  • [11:41] Write down where addiction has a hold of you and what you can do about it.
  • [13:15] Deanne talks about how addiction is externalizing your problems and solutions and getting attached to a certain thing for a feeling or belief. It’s a progressive condition that continues to take over your mind.
  • [15:14] Addiction is something you do repeatedly in spite of negative consequences.
  • [16:24] A lot of people get addicted because the phenomenon of addiction is exploited in our culture.
  • [22:25] Deanne values the work and transformation not the quick fix which is the trap of addiction.
  • [23:39] Psychedelic therapies can be really helpful with taking an inventory of oneself and assessing where your mind is at.  A person can pull apart their lifestyle and look at what they are doing that creates the conditions they are in today.
  • [25:36] The long-term solution is to feel good on the other side of it.
  • [27:23] When you work with a coach who understands addiction they’ll understand what you’re going through.
  • [31:16] The medicine is going to open doors and windows and help show you what you need to do.
  • [34:14] Getting and staying sober takes finding a new path in life.
  • [42:09] The armor that is protecting our self includes anger, projections, resistance, and emotion in general.
  • [45:41] The ego can create a protective armor and we won’t want to let people in.
  • [47:49] We talk about incremental changes in transformational recovery. Taking the stairs, not the elevator.
  • [53:08] We talk about how great it feels when you are able to achieve any goal, even a small one.
  • [54:49] To really help someone you need to get into a place of compassion. Autonomy is also important.
  • [01:01:59] Deanne shares what they do at Being True to You, her coaching company.

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