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SMART Recovery® Podcast

Nov 22, 2013

Alcohol, drug abuse or other maladaptive behaviors can result in a loss of intimacy and intimacy skills, as well as a profound lack of connectedness with others.

Improving our intimacy can include becoming more comfortable with our own personal identity, the ability to achieve an open closeness with others, the abiity to communicate in both directions, both speaking and listening, and the ability to commit and stay committed to valuable relationships. These elements can be practiced and improved by each of us, and this can take some courage and work.

Among many achievements, Mr. Garcia has an extensive and diversified background in the field of human behavior. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree from New York University. His post graduate work was conducted at the Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy, where Mr. Garcia worked extensively with Dr. Albert Ellis. He became a Fellow of the Institute and was appointed Co-Director of Clinical Training.  Mr. Garcia developed and appeared in a five hour TV presentation for PBS entitled Developing Emotional Muscle. He currently resides in Atlanta and teaches at Emory University's Life Long Learning Institute.  He has hosted several Special Event Webinars for SMART Recovery® Online.  

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© 2013 SMART Recovery®.   Music composed, performed, and copyright 2013 Donald  Sheeley with unlimited use as is donated to SMART Recovery.