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Betsy Koelzer

Betsy Koelzer brings to The Clearing the practical, real-life experience as an addict and alcoholic. Having actually been to treatment twice, Betsy is uncommonly motivated to bring a more effective healing approach forward to fellow survivors.
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5 Tips For Choosing an Addiction Rehab That's Right for You

If you’re looking for an addiction rehab or alcohol treatment center, you don’t have to look far - there are literally thousands and thousands of options. But which one should you choose?

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How to Get What You Want with Co-Creation: Ideal Scenes

It sounds too good to be true – how to get what you want. But it is possible. One powerful tool is co-creation. Co-creation is how we describe the process of consciously creating what we want in our lives. There are three main co-creation strategies:

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The Power of Positive Affirmations

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Top 5 Ways to Get Ripped Off in Residential Treatment

 

Trying to avoid getting ripped off in your residential treatment selection and experience? I can share, from personal experience, how easy it is to spend over $60,000 on residential treatment and find myself exactly where I started before I began. There is nothing more frustrating than having blown through my family’s finances and two months of my life and having nothing to show for it, yet this was my experience.

Here are my mistakes.

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Confessions of a Malibu Treatment Center Survivor

Reading An Intervention for Malibu in the New York Times on the problems with Malibu treatment centers certainly brought back memories. I’m a survivor of a luxury Malibu treatment center.

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We Are Spiritual Beings Having a Human Experience

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Self Forgiveness: An Important Step in Rehab and Recovery

Because of the predominance of 12 Steps Programs, much in rehab and recovery revolves around remorse, contrition, self-condemnation, guilt and regret.

You are taught that to successfully recover you must present yourself to others as contrite, guilty and remorseful; you are taught that you require the forgiveness of others to be whole.

We think there is a better way.

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How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

We often get asked by people in Seattle, Los Angeles, and from around the country about how to choose the right residential treatment center for themselves or a loved one.

It is one of life’s most important and difficult decisions to make; it’s a decision that literally can alter one’s life and it’s important to make as informed decision as possible. At The Clearing, we assist those suffering from anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, gambling addiction, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis.

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