Adopting Assertiveness Pt I

Adopting Assertiveness Pt I

One of the most prevalent reasons that individuals seek out psychotherapy is in order to undergo assertiveness training. There are a number of factors that …

Identifying Our Inner Critics

Identifying Our Inner Critics

Each and every one of us has experienced that nagging internal voice that criticizes all the ways in which we could’ve performed better, should’ve said …

Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and Addiction

According to the scientific journal “Clinical Psychology”, individuals who have experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are between two and four times more likely to also …

The Grateful Addict

The Grateful Addict

Within the rooms of AA and NA, there often seems to be a particular type of individual during the initial introductions who doesn’t simply state …

Demystifying Detox

Demystifying Detox

One of the most common deterrents keeping suffering addicts away from getting the help we so desperately need is the fear associated with detoxification and …

Careful Foolishness

Careful Foolishness

Within most great stories of literature and mythology, there is a character who is the focal of the story and we call them the hero. …

Resisting Seductive Temptation

Resisting Seductive Temptation

Re-establishing damaged relationships and fostering new and healthy connection in early sobriety is one of the most difficult, yet most rewarding practices we can engage …

Embracing The “Hero” Myth

Embracing The “Hero” Myth

Since the earliest recorded history of mankind, we have created stories that represent themes and motifs of our collective experiences which, if examined thoroughly, can …

Power Vs. Competence

Power Vs. Competence Pt. II

Conversely, we can also imagine the manager who demands that deadlines are met on time, that projects are of adequate quality, and who does so …

Power Vs. Competence

Power Vs. Competence

The experience of early sobriety is often wrought with anxiety, stress, and a sense of a lack of control over us and our lives. Because …

psychotherapy

When is Compassion Simply Not Enough?

When studying the effectiveness of psychotherapy, one of the primary facilitative factors in client growth and progress is the establishment of the “therapeutic alliance”. This …