Recovery from addiction requires inquiry into our past and facing a future of unknown possibilities with newly learned tools to forge the road ahead. Grief is experienced when the loss is a friend named alcohol or drugs. The friend that can numb feelings and erase shame. Using drugs and alcohol
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.
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
Emotional sobriety is being recognized as a critical aspect of a client’s internal recovery capital. This presentation will discuss the core concepts of emotional sobriety and clinical interventions that promote its development. Read more Speaker: Allen Berger, Ph.D.
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
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
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
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
What happens in the body affects the brain, moods, and behavior. This presentation will clearly link the connection between inflammation in the body, nutrient depletion, and turned on genetics to inflammation of the brain, manifested as depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Read More… Speaker : Cindy Dupuie
As a mental health, social services and/or healthcare provider, we all are equipped with resiliency skills to bounce back after different difficulties that may arise both in our personal and professional lives. In this interactive training, participants will share & learn specific skills pertaining to “Self-Care”, will learn to manage