DiscoverFragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step RecoveryHow I Came Out of Denial- My ACA Story | Episode 191
How I Came Out of Denial- My ACA Story | Episode 191

How I Came Out of Denial- My ACA Story | Episode 191

Update: 2022-12-19


I typically record myself when I share in meetings so I can listen back and see how things have changed - how my perspective has changed and how I’ve grown as a person. I’ve never considered sharing these recordings on the podcast until a fellow in recovery suggested the idea to me and I thought, why not? This week’s episode 191 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is a recorded sharing from a meeting and it’s my ACA story about how I came out of denial. 

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m doing something a bit different and sharing a recording I took from an actual ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families) meeting where I share my story of coming out of denial and how recovery shifted literally every aspect of my life. 

Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • How I approach situations in my relationships now compared to how I handled them in the past. 
  • The concept of “info, not ammo” that changed my perspective on how I interpret and process the things I uncover in my self-awareness journey. 
  • What I believe are the greatest gifts that recovery has given me. 
  • Some of the things I can do now that I was never able to do before coming out of denial and setting healthy boundaries. 

The biggest paradigm shift for me in recovery was coming out of a victim mentality. Before I could even begin to get myself out of it, I had to get out of the denial that I was participating in this mentality so that I could begin seeing the world through a different lens. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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How I Came Out of Denial- My ACA Story | Episode 191

How I Came Out of Denial- My ACA Story | Episode 191

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