Treating the Personality in the Addictive Personality: A Neuroplastic Approach

The co-occurrence of Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorders is well documented and poses specific treatment challenges. While Borderline Personality Disorder is often conceptualized as the behavioral manifestation of early life events amenable to intensive psychotherapy rather than biological approaches, more recent research suggests that BPD is a disabling

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Treating the Personality in the Addictive Personality: A Neuroplastic Approach

The co-occurrence of Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorders is well documented and poses specific treatment challenges. While Borderline Personality Disorder is often conceptualized as the behavioral manifestation of early life events amenable to intensive psychotherapy rather than biological approaches, more recent research suggests that BPD is a disabling

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Unpacking Your Bags

Everyone struggles with some level of emotional difficulty stemming from past experiences. For some, those emotional difficulties turn into addiction, for others, lifelong struggles with mental health problems including, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and interpersonal problems. These difficulties become emotional baggage that we carry around with us throughout our life.

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Unpacking Your Bags

Everyone struggles with some level of emotional difficulty stemming from past experiences. For some, those emotional difficulties turn into addiction, for others, lifelong struggles with mental health problems including, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and interpersonal problems. These difficulties become emotional baggage that we carry around with us throughout our life.

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The Spiritual Path in Recovery “Waking up Sober”

This presentation addresses the spiritual path in recovery. Addiction is discussed as illness, based on underlying issues, such as childhood trauma and mood disorders. Etiology includes genetic predisposition and early socialization, which cause chronic emotional distress. The addicted person uses addictive substances and behaviors in order to create pleasure or

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Treating Addiction & Mental Health

Therapy and therapists provide a space conducive to the healing process with the understanding of what needs to happen for healing to occur. When individuals experience trauma, painful memories may become imprinted on both the mind and body. Sometimes, treatment of trauma requires exploring and processing memories which are inaccessible

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Treating The Personality in The Addictive Personality: A Neuroplastic Approach

The co-occurrence of Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorders is well documented and poses specific treatment challenges. While Borderline Personality Disorder is often conceptualized as the behavioral manifestation of early life events amenable to intensive psychotherapy rather than biological approaches, more recent research suggests that BPD is a disabling

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Internal Mastery for Next Level Living

Clients often think they need to annihilate anxiety and overwhelm but, what would happen if you had zero anxiety? And, what tends to happen when you take this approach? This lecture explains why our brains are wired for anxiety and why fighting anxiety usually makes matters worse! The three most

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How to Build Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem determines our sense of well-being and ability to enjoy satisfying relationships and pursue goals. Without it, it’s difficult to make decisions, effectively communicate, set boundaries, be intimate, take risks, and succeed professionally. Poor self-esteem often stems from shame and underlies anxiety, depression, codependency and addiction. It’s why people accept

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