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The Healers Café

186 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


How to Help an Addict with Candace Plattor on The Healers Café with Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Candace Plattor, former addict, Addictions Therapist

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Highlights from today's episode include:

Candice Plattor  (10:39):

But I found that I was, it was hard for me to be in alignment with that philosophy after a while, because they see addiction as a disease. i can't just say, I'm not going to have Crohn's anymore, but I can do that with addiction. And they tell us that we're powerless over this disease. And I was already seeing that I was not powerless over this disease, you know, so it was, it was a difficult juxtaposition for me. And I decided to not continue to go. I don't see addiction as a disease.

Dr Manon (18:01):

There's a, the need to know that the addict can, or the one with addictive behaviours let's say is actually able to change that there is a belief, even in the 12 step program, as you said, which basically tells you to keep repeating I'm an addict. And you know, and it's like, if it becomes your label, then you really can't, you don't believe that there's even a chance to get this right.

Dr Manon (18:49):

And for the enablers as well, because they, they actually have that program too..


About Candace Plattor

Candace Plattor is an Addictions Therapist in private practice, where she specializes in working with the families of people who are struggling with addiction, in her unique and signature Family Addiction Therapy Program. As a former addict herself with over 30 years clean and sober, Candace learned that overcoming addiction is a family condition: everyone in the family is affected by addiction and everyone needs to heal. For three decades, she has been helping both addicts and their loved ones understand their dysfunctional behaviours and make healthier life choices.

The results Candace achieves have been astounding: addicts stop using and families regain their lives from the ravages of addiction. Her success has led her  to become a sought-after leader in the field of addictions. As the developer of the Plattor Method of Family Addiction Therapy, Candace now works with her team of top associates, helping families and addicts break the cycle of addiction for good.

If addiction is causing pain and suffering in your family, and you’re ready to do what it takes to reclaim your sanity and serenity so you can live your best life, visit Candace’s website and sign up for a free 30-minute telephone consultation.

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.


About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

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