Young in Recovery: Seeking Treatment As A Young Adult

Young in Recovery Seeking Treatment As A Young Adult

Coming to treatment for addiction can be a difficult decision:  leaving the comforts of your home, being away from loved ones, putting jobs on hold, etc. But being young in recovery often presents its own unique challenges. That is why it is important to find a treatment program that offers a unique approach for individuals approximately 18-26 years old. It is generally agreed that young adults who suffer from addiction have more difficulty achieving [and maintaining] sobriety than their … Read the full article →

A New Therapy Modality is Helping Couples to Change Behaviors

A New Therapy Modality is Helping Couples to Change Behaviors

A New Therapy – Quick and Effective What is new under the sun, as they say.  Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a new treatment that is being studied with a military grant at the University of South Florida (USF) to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Therapists trained in this therapy are able to end treatment in an average of one to five sessions. ART also helps with many other mental health problems and can give clients insights that can  results in changed … Read the full article →

The Melody of Christmas

The Melody of Christmas

Jingle Bell Rock Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun Now the jingle hop has begun Have you ever felt like a jingle bell, not jingling, but jittering all the way? Your head, like that small round ball captured in a bigger metal sphere? Two years ago at Christmas time, my husband’s mother died unexpectedly two weeks before Christmas and a week later my mom passed away without warning. Now, as I … Read the full article →

How To Overcome the Fear of Commitment

Lauren Trecosta

1. Sometimes yesterday’s lessons teach us to keep living in fear rather than evaluating each day or each person anew. Do a reality check. Yesterday’s lessons sometimes teach us wise and useful understanding of how to tackle what is on our plate today. You know, like, that burner I placed my hand on…….THAT HURT! Don’t do that again! Sometimes though yesterday’s lessons teach us to keep living in fear rather than evaluating each day or each person anew. Here’s the important … Read the full article →

Are you making thinking errors with your partner?

Are you making thinking errors with your partner?

Most of us engage in what cognitive-behavioral therapists refer to as thinking traps/errors at some time or another in our lives. The majority of the time, we are able to catch, check and change our thinking to more reasonable and realistic responses. However, it is common for couples to get stuck in a pattern of thinking with one another that causes undue distress. Some prominent thinking traps seen with couples are overgeneralizing, assuming and blaming. For example, John may be sitting and … Read the full article →

What Is Flow?

What Is Flow

How would you like to feel every day like everything just falls into place? Everything you set your mind to do, at home, at work or in business seems to just work so well, that you completely lose track of time. You’d fully immersed in your activities and you’d enjoy every minute. Flow is a rather vague concept. It’s hard to define it. A lot of teachings from different cultures have slightly different definitions of it. So let’s make this article “flow” by NOT giving a formal … Read the full article →

It’s the Little Things That Count

It’s the Little Things That Count

I woke up this morning thinking what a great day it would be to go fishing! The salmon are running in the local rivers and I could be in the water within thirty minutes. I rolled out of bed and could feel the excitement and the thrill of fighting a fish. I visualized reeling in a trophy-sized salmon. I found myself in the garage inspecting my rod and reel, collecting the necessary weights, hooks, and assorted tackle—then I remembered the “check engine oil” light in Debby’s van was … Read the full article →

How To Get Out Of The Nice Guy Syndrome

How To Get Out Of The Nice Guy Syndrome

1. Being "nice" doesn't have to mean boring or passive. Never let others perceptions affect your view on yourself. Just because some may confuse your niceness for weakness, remember how false this truly really is. In actuality, the nice person is the strong person. They are strong enough to continue to do the right thing regardless of the outcome and they are strong enough to be vulnerable even when it feels scary or unpleasant. If your self-perception needs a tune up, remember that nice … Read the full article →

How To Deal With A Cheating Spouse

How To Deal With A Cheating Spouse

Your Reaction to A Cheating Spouse A cheating spouse is one who displays the height of selfishness, and causes an untold amount of pain on his/her spouse, children, extended family, and friends. Unfortunately, infidelity has become a way of life in our culture, so there is a need to write to the spouse who has suffered the transgression. There are plenty of articles, books, videos, and other resources available regarding the practical ways to deal with or react to a cheating spouse, so I'd … Read the full article →

Interview With Karla Downing- Part 4

Interview With Karla Downing- Part 4

Mike: Does it ever happen, in the course of counseling, that the parties come to an agreement that the best thing to do is divorce because the relationship just simply doesn’t have the foundation that it needs to be successful and if that’s the case, is that the difference between at least, if not, what I think is usually misnamed, a makeable divorce or at least one that is a little healthier than some of the bitter terrible things that can happen when a couple splits. Karla: Well, … Read the full article →