Meetings at Simpson House are
open to anyone in Recovery or thinking about it. The start time of the SMART
meetings at Simpson House are every Wednesday 2.45-4.30pm.
This is a mutual support meeting where, through open and confidential discussion, we help ourselves and each other with recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. We view addictive behaviour as our own responsibility and the result of choices we have made. If we have chosen to maintain an addictive behaviour, it is possible that we can choose to stop it.
As such, we discourage the use of labels such as alcoholic,
alcoholism and addict in our meetings.
We explore the negative thinking and emotions that fuel addictive behaviour. By learning to change how we think about the situations in our life, we learn to feel better and make healthier decisions. We teach self-empowering skills that will help you to:
1. Build and maintain motivation
2. Cope with urges
3. Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviours
4. Live a balanced life
Our meetings consist of
1. Welcome, introduction and check-in
2. Agenda setting
3. Discussion or Work time
4. Check out.
2.45-3pm will be a pre meeting for getting a cup of tea and socialising. For newcomers to this group this time will be used for registering for the group. Registration will involve meeting the facilitators, reading and signing the meeting agreement and providing emergency contact details which will be stored confidentially in Simpson House and used only in accordance with our confidentiality agreement.
It is essential that people coming to the group for the first time arrive at 2.45pm. For existing participants we would prefer arrival between 2.45 and 3pm For people arriving after 3pm there will be no admission to the group on that day. This is to maintain the safety and confidentiality of the meeting.
Wednesday 2.45pm till 4.30pm at Simpson House