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.
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 VERSION
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 VERSION
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.
Traumatic events in one’s life can alter your sense of safety, trust in other people, and basic coping. This session will shed light on a very common past which often connects to drug addiction or alcoholism later in life: the impact of trauma.
Shameful pasts can haunt people their whole lives and lead to the cycle of self-loathing and continued drug use. Find out about successfully walking through shameful concepts without relapsing on your drug of choice.
Think of psychotherapy as a continuum where one side is more structured, guided forms of therapy and the other side is an insight-oriented therapy in which there is less structure. Get the basics of both.