Learning to Deal With Emotions In Recovery

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“Before starting Objectives, I wasn’t sure what to expect or how they worked. All I was told is this part of the program was to clear your mind. Since I was a very private and withheld communication even as realizations came to me, I informed the staff I wasn’t comfortable to share. I had many trust issues and didn’t feel safe sharing things extremely personal with someone I looked at as a stranger. Yet, I was only hindering myself by doing this. Keeping things in was causing so much pain.

“After talking with the staff, I decided to listen and not hold back on any of my objectives. I opened up completely with my Objectives partner and really took in what I was gaining from each Objective I completed.

“I learned a lot about pin pointing my emotions and handling them in a healthy way as they come to you instead of suppressing them. I have gained so much confidence and control in my life. I feel calmer, clearer, and now capable of addressing all situations pertaining to my past, present, and future.

“I feel Objectives has given me the strength I lacked, the clarity I missed, and the confidence I need to address my life effectively. From this point forward, and for once I have a new-found hope and excitement on what is to come.”—Narconon Student



Aaron has been writing drug education articles and documenting the success of the Narconon program for over two years.