Below are links to a couple of videos provided by Spacious Places in Leeds, based around the book, The Chimp Paradox.

Here is an interview with Graham Fell from Spacious Places and The Chimp Management Team (Dr Steve Peters, author of The Chimp Paradox).

Here is a second video, about a play that Spacious Places put on, aimed at the relatives of people in addiction.


The Genesis Processes now have online And DVD trainings for running one-on-one and group sessions. If you haven’t heard of the Genesis Process, here is an introduction.

There are three types of training on offer:

  1. Live one-on-one Relapse Prevention Training. See the website for any upcoming events.
  2. Online one-on-one Relapse Prevention Training. See the website for details
  3. Genesis Change Groups which have a facilitators training included on the DVD’s.


Arnoud Van Asperen, based in the Nederlands can train on a variety of topics including relapse prevention and self-management. He has taught courses on the 12 Steps and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to both clients as well as project workers. Arnoud can train in English and Dutch. He is able to travel to deliver training if expenses are paid.

Husband to Eline, and father of three, he is a member of a reformed Christian church and works at The Hope Project (De Hoop).

Contact: a.vanasperen@dehoop.org




Walk for Chooselife

Chooselife, in Partnership with Drugaid Cymru are once again inviting you to join their staff, service users and supporters for a walk up Pen-y-Fan Mountain, Brecon Beacons on Friday 14th July 2017. This is the 6th year that they are running this event. Every year seems to be a different kind of challenge. They always hear many encouraging testimonies of people’s recovery journey.

The day is being held to celebrate “recovery in our communities”. After the walk they will hold a BBQ to finish the celebration. If you feel you can’t take part in the walk, then why not volunteer your services to help out with the BBQ or just be there to encourage those that are involved in the walk.

Could you leave your diaries empty for that date and come along and support service users in their recovery.

Could you please promote this in your service and pass this information on to friends and colleagues?

You can also bring banners supporting your support service/network.

Please respond to Chooselife by Friday 7th July, using the email address below, so that they have an idea of numbers and so that they can provide you with a BBQ to remember.

Further details are available by emailing: info@chooselifeuk.com

Host families needed

Hertford, UK

Are you interested in supporting a young person on the road to recovery?

Do you want to make a real difference in the life of someone in need?
Do you live in or near Hertford?
Do you have a spare room in your house?
Are you willing to welcome a young person into your home for a specified period of time?

What does it mean to be a Host?
Providing a stable home environment for a young person(s) for a defined period of time*, so that they can experience being part of family-life and have somewhere to retreat to after the challenges of the intensive therapeutic week-day programme and weekend social activities. *usually up to six months maximum
We believe one of the biggest benefits you will receive is the satisfaction of seeing a young person grow in their confidence, independence and readiness for their onward journey in life

For more information, see this flyer or contact Mark Wood on mark.wood@transitions-rtc.org.uk

To put an opportunity on this page, please email mitha@isaac-international.org