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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Stage One
Alcohol and Drug Addiction- Stage One During the initial stage of addiction the addicts' character is permanently altered. T...
Parenting is Climate Control
Parenting is Climate Control Blog posted September 21, 2013 Summer is almost over and the school year has already begun. Mos...
Addiction is a Family Affair
Thirty years ago, I was introduced recovery. It was not long after my 27th birthday. Because I come from generations of famil...
350 People Die Of Addiction Each Day- Is It Time To Rethink Rehab?
Every year in the U.S., 120,000 people die of addiction. That’s 350 a day. Desperate to save the life of an addict, a ...
Sexual addiction is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. L...
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Clients often tell me that they lack self esteem. We use words easily without analyzing what they really mean to us. When I ask, they usually state that they don't like themselves, they are not good enough, they are not attractive enough, not smart enough, etc. The common thread is the phase not enough. Not enough is incomplete, not enough at what? Compared to what standard? I can say I have not studied enough to go to college, or even, I am not smart enough to study Chinese but not good enough, or not smart enough is too vague, with no focus. Self esteem is about how we see ourselves. All too often how we see ourselves is based on how we think we should be in oder to receive love and approval from other people.
If in childhood we are criticized or/and bullied at home or school, children will ask what is wrong with themselves. They will internalize the criticism and problems of the people around them. What is supposedly wrong may simply be that their parents drink or are unhappy ...
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is on the cutting edge of of what is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). ACT falls in the same camp as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in which mindfulness is a one of behaviors and skills used by the therapist and the client. As the name, ACT, implies it is an ACTive form of therapy.
If you have tried insight based therapies and have a good grasp of what makes you tick and how you are made and find yourself still doing the same old things then ACT is a therapy worth trying. It you have learned how to be self-affirming with self-talk about the rationality of your thoughts and again still find yourself spinning your wheels in creating behavior change the three main processes of ACT might be the road to take.
One group of processes is in allowing yourself to open up to your own experience rather than trying avoid or fight off the experience. In other words, trying to avoid uncomfortable feelings, thoughts and sensation often times leads t...
"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is... infinite." - William Blake
Join meditation facilitators Tracy Cox and David Rankine as they lead you through a guided healing meditation designed to correct your energy and allow you to be open to manifest true prosperity, health, wealth and happiness. The program will be accompanied by live meditation music.
In this session, we will focus on using the energy of the Hunter's Moon to help us to manifest healing on all levels within ourselves, and our loved ones. Beginners to advanced seekers will all find something to use in their own spiritual practice, and families are most welcome.
The Hunter's Moon was considered sacred by our ancient ancestors, and was recognized as an important time to make plans to manifest survival in the cold winter months to follow. Tap into this powerful energy and join us from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Hillary House, 15372 Yonge St., Aurora.&nb...
As I venture further into my love affair with Reiki, I am learning more and more about something we all take for granted, breathing. One of the nicknames for breathing is 'the elixir of life'. Another one is the 'path of life.' Breathing is so critical in our lives. Yet we often forget to do it (at least in a beneficial way). I am reading about methods to incorporate breathing into both my life and my Reiki practice that are fascinating and effective. You can survive on the oxygen that has accumulated in your skin cells for a very long time as long as you are able to tap that as a source. Breathing can work as a much more effective way to channel Reiki and thus heal both giver and receiver. Want to live a long, happy and stress free life? Breathe!
How would the quality of your life be improved if you knew you had the support and encouragement of a group of women who were really there for you? A group of women with whom you felt a special bond so that you knew you belonged. What if you could get together with these women on a weekly basis? You could be with a group of women that you were comfortable enough with so that you could be your true self! Imagine how you would feel if you could share your truth and strength. You would feel happier, less stressed,more confident and more contentment. What a beautiful inspiring experience it would be! If you live in the Seattle area, please call 425-481-4613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to join this gathering of women. If you don't let's talk about creating community via phone or web. It's time to take time for yourself! www.maryguay.com
I am personally a very big math fan. Why? Because, despite what everyone says in high school, math really is an integral part of your life. For example, let's talk about a person's ideal weight. This is calculated and maintained by a simple math equation. Food In (FI) multiplied by calories needed (CN) equals weight (W). Like so FI x CN =W. If you increase Food In (FI) then Weight (W) automatically increases. If you decrease FI then W decreases. It really works for every person and it is simple (and mathematical). Another example would be what I call the "leaf pile." In other words how many different activities a person takes on in their daily life (this includes work btw). So the equation goes like this Leaf pile (LP) multiplied by time (T) equals stress level (SL) or LP x T =SL. If you increase the leaf pile (LP) and keep time (T) equal then your stress level (SL) increases. Same thing happens if you decrease your time (T). If you decrease you leaf pile and or increase your time then...
The Addictions Coach Opens Exclusive Private Island Retreat
"We have decided to open an exclusive private island retreat for those that need a break from drugs and alcohol or who need a space to relax and work on stress or anxiety"
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The Addictions Coach
PRLog (Press Release) - Sep. 2, 2013 - MIAMI -- Miami, Florida August 26, 2013
The Addictions Coach announced that they are now offering exclusive access to a private Island retreat for clients to relax and work in an exclusively private and individualized manner. Cali Estes, The Premier Addictions Coach, and her personalized team have taken the approach of eliminating all distractions and temptations by placing clients on the secluded island to focus only on recovery and stress reduction. Clients are not subject to groups or meetings but rather permitted the time to fully learn about themselves and make positive strides in their lifestyles.
“With the closest neighbor being 7-10 miles away in each direction ...
Although it is very common to experience anxiety during exam period, a recent study has shown that anxiety could be associated with higher marks if the working memory is good as anxiety motivates kids to work more. Clearly, anxiety could have a negative effect on marks when the child is having difficulty memorizing or remembering materials.Therapists, specialized in working with kids and teenagers, can help them both reduce their anxiety and improve their memory... To read more, please visit Montreal Art Therapy blog.
By: Reyhane Namdari/ Art Therapist
Why does music makes you happy, transport you to another place, give you chills, or just plain make you feel better? What makes you tune in and choose to turn on your favorite music to move your mood up a beat and all in just a few minutes or even less?
Music has been an integral part of life throughout history. It has played a part in celebrations of all kind including religious, transitional and social. Think of the beating drums of an early society, the echoing flute of a monastary, the haunting chords of an organ in an ancient cathedral.
We relax and enjoy ourselves in musical settings. Music sets a particular tone for different events. Memories are activated when listening to music from different stages of our lives.
Dopamine, the feel-good neurotransmitter, is apparently behind this effect according to numerous research studies. Many parts od the brain are activated when listening to music, part...
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