It can be very useful to have a greater understanding of empathy, as this trait is so fundamental to our humanity. Read this quick article about the three forms of empathy, as described by psychologist Daniel Goleman, and how each form is different and necessary for fulfilling relationships. Click here.Read Online Download PDF
Psychic determinism is an abstract concept used in certain forms of psychotherapy. It basically means that people make happen what they want to make happen. This article explains one of the most core psychological principles used in dynamic psychotherapy. Read the full article.Read Online Download PDF
How often have you heard someone ask you “What are your goals?” It’s one of the most common questions asked by a therapist, especially as someone begins treatment. This question is necessary to help the counselor develop a course of therapy. Do you want to know more?Read Online Download PDF
If someone repeatedly is acting-out during their treatment course, we will constantly push them to start ‘acting-in.’ Acting-in isn’t a form of acting at all – it’s about talking! What gets in the way of someone acting in? Find out how to deal with ‘acting out’ by ‘acting in’. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSIONRead Online Download PDF
As boundaries become eroded, it becomes more difficult to trust other people. As trust becomes less and less, a sense of closeness in your life disappears and you feel alone. Your addicted self loves when you’re alone. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSIONRead Online Download PDF
The ‘addicted self’ is often more attractive to us than the healthy self, as the fear displayed by the healthy self can sometimes be construed as weakness. Don’t be fooled! The ‘healthy self’ has your best interest at heart…the addicted self really is invested in continued drug use. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO VERSIONRead Online Download PDF
How well-trained is the therapist in addiction treatment? Can I strike a balance between desire and best interest? Is the therapist naturally-gifted? These are some of the sensible questions to ask yourself (or to outright ask your therapist) for getting the most of your time, money and effort in maximizing therapy.Read Online Download PDF
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