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Inspirational Recovery

Alumni Cathryn Kemp does all she can to help others with painkiller addictions

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Alumni Cathryn Kemp has been working tirelessly to get better help and understanding for people who become addicted to painkillers after revealing her own experience of dependence and subsequent detoxification at PROMIS in her book “Coming Clean: Diary Of A Painkiller Addict by Cathryn Kemp (Little Brown, £10.99)” Cathryn has also founded a charity “Painkiller […]


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Interview with Clare Kennedy, founder of Kennedy St & Co

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Robin Lefever’s Interview with Clare Kennedy, founder of Kennedy St & Co   For many of us in recovery, the idea of going out to a bar is a terrifying prospect. Will I be laughed at for ordering an orange juice? Will the shelves stacked with spirit bottles be too tempting to resist? But Brighton […]


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The Power That Lies Within The Heart

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The peace that passeth all understanding The Heart is the messenger of Life, I discovered that with my spiritual partner Carmel in the summer of 2005 while working on the creation of a new spiritual workshop in a small cottage on the wild and beautiful Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. We had been earnestly […]


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How it was, how it is now…

Monday, December 10th, 2012

This is a poem from one of our patients about her recovery for those that might not be able to see a way out; there is always hope and a different way of feeling, living and being. How it was The wall to the west is built of fears The eastern one of unshed tears […]


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The Emptiness

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

We have all experienced that deep sense of unfulfillment, that emptiness that is just crying out…screaming to be filled. In these seemingly dire circumstances, we immediately start working out new ways to fill ourselves once more, to fill this seemingly unbearable emptiness. The behaviour is familiar: find someone or something new to make a new […]


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Letter from an ex-patient

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

I am writing this short piece by way of a heartfelt thanks to Promis and their way to a sustained recovery. As a former patient their programme has totally transformed my life from the blackest part of hell to a wonderful, purposeful and enjoyable place. I initially attended Promis with the idea that all I […]


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Back to the Future

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

For a long time, when dealing with depression, psychotherapy has worked with the past and psychology has worked with the present to manage symptoms. More recently some therapies have begun to look into the future for a solution.


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Feelings are just Ripples in The Pool of Life

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Imagine that the very first essence of ‘you’ has just been conceived in your mother’s womb, in the stillness of the present moment. Very gently an awareness begins to stir in you, this is the first movement in you of ‘the mind’, you experience an awareness of a presence that seems other than you, an […]


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Music Therapy: The Power of Music in Treatment

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It’s amazing the impact that music has on us. A song on the radio often seems to have the ability to take us right back to a specific place in time and soon we can find ourselves feeling all the emotions that went with that event. Surprisingly little is understood about the exact pathways that […]


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