National Recovery Month

#NationalRecoveryMonth

Last day of September so here’s the final recovery post from Jayne.

I thought i’d share some of the tips and techniques I’ve used and found helpful.

Distraction: Go for a walk, read, have a bath or shower, watch something you enjoy. Call a friend who supports your recovery.

Stay in the present: Yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. Don’t see giving up drugs/alcohol as being for a lifetime, take it one day at a time. In my early days the thought of not being able to use my drug of choice ever again was really overwhelming, The thought of getting through more then a day was huge, do it minute by minute, hour by hour if necessary. believe me it all adds up.

Mirror exercise: I found this extremely hard at first but it improved with practice.
Each morning look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself “I am a worthwhile human being, I deserve to be here, I am OK, I am good enough.

Change how you think of abstinence and and the way you speak to yourself.
Instead of saying I Can’t take a drink/drug say I am choosing not to take a drink/drug
Today i am Choosing to stay clean and sober.
Try not to make sweeping statements or make promises such as I will never take drugs or drink again.

Identify what your trigger times are and plan alternatives.

Make a list of what your strengths and good points are: eg,
I am a good friend
I am a good cook
I like my hair
I like the way i dress
I am good at writing poetry

Set a goal each day, even if at the beginning its as small as today I will get up and shower.

Be honest with friends and family about what you are doing.

Stick with others in recovery; Online recovery forums, recovery based social groups, mutual aid support, 12 step meetings.

Write a goodbye letter to your addiction. I found this particularly powerful and it provoked strong emotions so although i highly recommend this exercise, I’d strongly suggest sharing it with or talking it through with someone you trust.

Jayne Phoenix, Independent Documentary Producer, Two Rivers Radio

In the City – Saturday

Two Rivers Radio will be #liveandloud from In The City Festival – York – Saturday today.

Join us at the The Spread Eagle, York from 3pm or tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream

 

There will be wonderful #livemusic and exclusive interviews with the bands as Declan presents Rush in the City between 3-7pm and Grahamhosts a very special edition of the Blueskies Roadshow from 7-11pm.

KAYA Band
bingersuk
Jerry
TZARS
The Avenues UK
Van Der Neer
Juniper & The Wolf

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for updates throughout the day. Join us for a drink at the Spread, come say hello to the TRR team and remember to listen in from 3pm if you can’t be there!

York Wellbeing Day – David Sear

David is hosting a fabulous hypnotherapy drop in in his studio on
Stonegate. Find out what hypnotherapy is and how it can help, book in a
consultation or a session. An impressive time limited offer applies.

Free Event

Please find out more and register HERE.

All That Brass –

Nearly time for another All That Brass! Coming up on the tonight Kate Lock will be joined by semi-regular co-presenter Mike Pratt of the Shepherd Group brass bands (below left) and Martyn Williams, longstanding player with York RI Band (right). They’ve got some great concerts to tell you about and some great brass music to play for you! Tune in here between 8.00-9.00pm

LGBT – Bisexuality

This month we bring you all our usual features, with news, a look back, a look ahead and special guest Emily Roach will quizzed on our topic of the day, Bisexuality, which means all our music also has a link to bisexuality in some way, including a classic 70’s glam rock song!!

Tune in from 1-2pm!

 

Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration & Urban Renewal

The Ask York 4 Panel:

  • Pete Kilbane – Chair
  • Imelda Havers – Independent Regeneration Consultant
  • David Dunning – News Editor at Minster FM
  • Cllr. Ashley Mason – Lib Dem
  • Phil Pinder – York Retail Forum

Listen live here at 1pm and again at 5pm.  Click the red bell in the bottom-right of your screen to receive alerts every time Two Rivers Radio is live.

Ask York 4 focused on City Centre Regeneration and there were some fantastic questions and great debate form both the live studio audience and the panel.

Should there be a cross party city summit to tackle #York’s issues on #regeneration and behaviour?  Is there a lack of leadership in @CityofYork on this?

Discussion moves on pedestrianisation of #York – do you think having more #footstreets would be a good thing for the future of the city?

Would a tourist tax help the regeneration of #York asks @GSwinburn? @imeldahavers says as a resident she has no problem with #tourists but stag & hen parties are a strain on resources and we should focus on that.

Would a tourist tax make #York a pariah city or a leader? Views from the floor at #AskYork are largely in favour; lively debate now happening about stag and hen parties!

Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum and the other panelists agree that business rates are archaic and should be abolished. @imeldahavers says they are the bane of retailers’ lives.

What can we do with the large empty shops and could they house indoor markets? Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum is in favour; @daviddunninguk says demographics have changed; maybe city-centre shops have had their day & focus should be on food/drink/entertainment?

Future of the old BHS centre revealed!

Final question for #AskYork is about #recycling: questioner asks why #York doesn’t have segregated bins in the city centre – the state of #York is an embarrassment!

Great questions and informative answers. This is a not to be missed show for anybody that cares about the future of our city!

Details of the next Ask York to be revealed soon.  We’d love to see you in the live studio audience.  If you have any ideas or thees you would like us to cover please get in touch: tworiversradio@gmail.com

Two Rivers Radio Schedule – 24/09/18

Good Morning York!

Tune in to Two Rivers Radio: Midday till 10pm.

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12pm- 1pm –  First up, Lunchtime Rush  with Declan Minskip who will be talking about Saturday’s recording of Ask York, comfort food, and a little bit about his memories of the first year of Two Rivers Radio following our anniversary.

1pm- 2pm –  Today is the day! Ask York is back! …and again we are tackling the biggest issues facing the City of York. In this edition of the programme we are talking about City centre regeneration .As ever we presented a panel of local decision-makers, influencers, academics and business people to field questions from a live studio audience.

Chair: Pete Kilbane
Phil Pinder, Chair of the York Retail Forum
Cllr Ashley Mason (Lib Dem)
David Dunning, News Editor of Minster FM
Imelda Havers, Director of BlueFish Regeneration

Together they debated some wonderful questions from our audience; Pedestrianisation of the city centre, archaic business rates, tourist tax, indoor markets and possible uses for the empty buildings around the city and much more! Tune in!

2pm- 3pm –  LGBT Hour with Lisa Kelly – LGBT News, look back and a look ahead at events and special guest Emily Roach will  be quizzed on our topic of the day, Bisexuality, which means all our music also has a link to bisexuality in some way, including a classic 70’s glam rock song!!

3pm-4pm –  Sam and Alex are back with What Rock?  going a little off the beaten track (haha) and doing a Metal show this week!  Focusing on their favourite bands and talking about the history of how it came to be as a genre as well as some of the more interesting bands. Plus the usual music news and chat.

4pm-5pm – This hour will be a little bit of Pic’n’Mix. If you’d like to produce your own show on Two Rivers Radio and share your interests, passions and hobbies with others get in touch: tworiversradio@gmail.com

5pm- 6pm –  Ask York is tackling the biggest issues facing the City of York. In this edition of the programme we are talking about City centre regeneration .As ever we presented a panel of local decision-makers, influencers, academics and business people to field questions from a live studio audience.

Chair: Pete Kilbane
Phil Pinder, Chair of the York Retail Forum
Cllr Ashley Mason (Lib Dem)
David Dunning, News Editor of Minster FM
Imelda Havers, Director of BlueFish Regeneration

Together they debated some wonderful questions from our audience; Pedestrianisation of the city centre, archaic business rates, tourist tax, indoor markets and possible uses for the empty buildings around the city and much more! Tune in!

6pm- 7pm –  Coastin’ with Stephen Allan is back – there will be an abandoned park (spooky!) and lots of great music.

7pm- 8pm –  MTTY is music all about animals…… It could be the artists or the track that are animal related. Can you name a track with lion or fox mentioned? Music from the 50’s to the 00’s with Stephen Allan and Tracy Neasham-Allan

8pm- 9pm –  Coming up on All That Brass! show Kate Lock will be joined by semi-regular co-presenter Mike Pratt of the Shepherd Group brass bands  and Martyn Williams, longstanding player with York RI Band . They’ve got some great concerts to tell you about and some great brass music to play for you!

9pm- 10pm – Beats’n’Pieces with Jonah Hebron is a bit grittier this week, ranging from Roots Manuva to Mick Jenkins with plenty in-between to keep your head nodding.

10pm- 11pm Back fresh from a Karl Pilkington style ideal holiday in North Wales, The Late Mr Judge To You will wind up and close down on the thrill of Rhyl and a tremendous Two Rivers Monday with a selection of handpicked tunes to aid those among us that the twenty first century renders a little hard of hearing…. Join me for the last hour of devolved government, ancient linguistic preservation, and Romanic, Saxonic, and Normanic defiance On Air!

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