We all seek to be powerful. I'm not speaking necessarily about having authority over others but we certainly want to have control over our own lives. Yet even the most well-intentioned, enlightened person wants to control a particular situation or individual at times. Certainly, parents impose ... Views: 258
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
October 03, 2016
If you learn to love yourself and you become happy and whole, will you end up alone? Will a partner want you if you are not needy?
I had been working with Kathleen for a few months when we had the following discussion:
KATHLEEN: I know that the ... Views: 238
Cinema therapy is a modern therapy technique where therapists use the films as a tool in therapy. Some therapists think that cinema therapy can have a positive influence on clients suffering from a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders like PTSD and OCD, depression, ... Views: 240
When it comes to what we eat, we tend to worry more about our waistlines than we do our brains. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy fruits and vegetables doesn’t just benefit your body, research indicates it can protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age.
In order ... Views: 222
ABC…….. of Conquering
the Monsters in your Mind
Our thoughts are very powerful. Each & every cell in your body gets influenced by the thoughts you have. We get one thought, followed by another and then another and this continues unabated. The mind is like an infinitesimally ... Views: 345
By "sobriety," I mean healthy self-control, a centered enjoyment of life, and an inner freedom from drivenness. We typically apply this sense of balance and self-care to things like food, drugs and alcohol, sexuality, money, and risky behaviors. And if you like, you could bring sobriety to other ... Views: 140
You bury your head in your hands. You’d really like to run screaming from your cubicle, but for one, that would get you instantly fired, for two, your shoes are definitely not made for running. But the stress! Not only does your job stress you out, but there’s your family, friends, chores, ... Views: 422
We Have Living Proof that You Can Re-write, Re-experience and Re-create Your Life
The Sanctuary at Sedona is a non-12 Step holistic addiction recovery program. We were founded by Dean Taraborelli who was a self-proclaimed ‘chronic relapser’, unsuccessfully seeking addiction recovery for 30 ... Views: 933
In his final dying moments, Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
This powerful act of forgiveness is one that has baffled mortals for centuries. How could he forgive after he had been treated so brutally? Many of us have trouble forgiving the driver that cut us ... Views: 370
What makes you think that it was the devil only that brought you down?
It was most certainly his intention to replace your contented smile with a frown.
If we contemplate on why we have PTSD, there may be reign of another reason.
That sovereign power comes from the will of God to perfect in ... Views: 333
Throughout history in the East and the West, healers have recognized the importance of diet, and strived to understand its health-promoting and healing powers. Only relatively recently, with the development of sophisticated scientific tools of measurement, have researchers begun to appreciate ... Views: 247
Stress in today's chaotic and combative world is nearly unavoidable. Sources of it are everywhere and it's tough to escape it. While we can turn off the TV and stop reading the news, pressures in our daily life are a different matter. In some cases, a little tension may even be beneficial if it ... Views: 480
Recently a 43 year old man and father of seven, Keith Lamont Scott, was killed by police in Charlotte, NC. As is often the case, there are conflicting reports as to what actually happened. Currently, an investigation by a separate state agency is taking place to determine if this shooting was ... Views: 191
What is cognition?
Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes:
Attention and concentration
Processing and understanding information
Planning, organizing, and ... Views: 184
WAITING ON THE FUTURE TO BE HAPPY
By: Mike Dailey
“How much of human life is lost in waiting.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’re always waiting for something. It starts when you're a child knowing that you've done everything right and now all you're waiting on is ... Views: 333
Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests these factors may cause problems in brain function, including abnormal activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.
The persistent feeling of sadness or ... Views: 396
Any experts concur that more remedies are needed to help drinkers who overdo it cut down. The prescription medications approved for treating alcohol abuse and dependence don't work for everyone.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 6 U.S. adults binge drinks. However, ... Views: 400
While there are plenty of people who suffer from depression, there is also no shortage of people who have anger problems. Still, this is not to say that someone can either have one of the other, as it is unlikely to be this black and white.
A Different Experience
For example, one could ... Views: 304
In a world that seems set on winding up our springs and forcing us to scurry about completing our appointed tasks, it would be nice to find an alternative therapy that could ease our daily angst without sending us into oblivion or making us feel as we weren’t really there.
Enter the ... Views: 369
Psychologist Roger Callahan tells a fascinating anecdote about a patient he calls Mary. Around 1980, they were working together on her intense, life-long phobia of water. He’d been working with her for about a year and had tried every conventional therapy he could think of. She’d gotten a ... Views: 301
We're pulled and prodded by financial pressures, commuter traffic, corporate policies, technology, advertising, politics, and the people we work with and live with. As well, internal forces yank the proverbial chains, including emotional reactions, compelling desires, "shoulds," and internalized ... Views: 148
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"Don't trust anyone over thirty," I arrogantly proclaimed during the Sixties, when I was twenty-something and imagined I was bulletproof and would remain forever young.
I'm now more than four decades beyond that imaginary line of demarcation. When I look in the mirror it's clear that I am ... Views: 322
“We are all mature until somebody brings out some bubble wrap.”
How funny it is that some people go gaga over a bubble wrap? Whether at the office or at home, people fight over this piece of plastic just to get some relief. In 2014, students from University of Leicester, created “pop-up pub” ... Views: 206
We can get used to coping with the negative symptoms of PTSD.
After all, this is the way we have survived through it, you see.
Having done so should be reward enough, is how we start to think.
What we do not realize is that those emotions keep us unbalanced on life’s brink.
Our thoughts ... Views: 326
Addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful, and even after my surrender it kept trying to manipulate my mind to make me slip and destroy my recovery.
I am alive today only because of the miracle I experienced one day in treatment. As I entered my room and walked by a mirror, I glimpsed ... Views: 601
Heal the Underlying Trauma for Full Recovery
The Sanctuary at Sedona began with a vision of helping others achieve a full and sustainable recovery from addiction. That continues to be our mission. We have been fortunate enough to witness full recovery in the lives of many throughout the ... Views: 665
We all have challenging people in our lives yet unfortunately few of us have been properly trained in how to effectively deal with them. Well, that's going to change today. In no particular order, using the an acronym "C~U~R~B Appeal", you will learn tips that will better enable you to get ... Views: 298
When Emotional Intelligence or EQ made its first appearance in the mid 1990’s it was the missing link in explaining the success of people that were deemed low in the traditional IQ scale and were considered much less likely to succeed than their peers with higher IQs. The idea of emotional ... Views: 290
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
September 19, 2016
Which part of you – your ego wounded self or your loving adult – is in charge of your decision making process?
Which part of you makes your day-to-day decisions, as well as your major decisions - your wounded self or your loving adult?
Which ... Views: 211
In this interview, Per Wickstrom tells us how he handles a demanding career while also remaining sober. Keep reading to learn how to manage a high stress job without risking relapse.
As the owner of several successful businesses, Per Wickstrom knows a thing or two about handling ... Views: 229
My wife and kids tease me that the title of this practice is corny - and it is. Still, I like it. If you don't nourish the things that nourish you, they wither away like a plant in dry stony ground.
Looking to the year ahead for you - a year that can begin whenever you want - what's one key ... Views: 149
It is a widely known fact that women, more often than not, hate (not dislike) their bodies. Many wives no longer allow their husbands to see them naked. A full 1/6 of women have not undressed in front of their husband in more than 365 days. Those that do, opt for sexual intercourse with the ... Views: 495
When we talk about addiction and substance abuse, the two substances that come to mind are drug and alcohol. Generally, these substances include tobacco, marijuana, and cocaine.
For a fact, illicit drug use in the United States is on the increase. Results of the Substance Abuse and Mental ... Views: 342
If you think your life is lousy, believe one thing first: you can make your life a pleasure to live. It just calls for a change in mindset, which takes a bit of mental work until the job’s done. Let’s dive right into the subject…
You probably think you life is miserable because nothing is ... Views: 367
Lean on science, self-improvement, and evidence-based treatment with centers for drug rehabilitation that focus on non 12-step addiction recovery.
With over 14,500 centers for drug rehabilitation in the United States, there’s a match out there for you that can provide the support and ... Views: 197
If you get hung up on the quantum of time, you may lose sight of the quality of your relationship now and for the future.
At the end of the day some separated parents fight tooth and nail over how the children’s time will be divvied up between them. Children are even drawn into the dispute, ... Views: 342
You finally recognize that your adversarial battle isn’t resolving your dispute. You’re draining your resources both financially and emotionally. You don’t believe your former partner would ever negotiate a truce, let alone a settlement. Mediation is discussed and one person says they’ll go but ... Views: 393
Your behavior, how you conduct yourself at the negotiating table can work for you or against you.
Remember, this is a negotiating table, not a court of law or arbitrator’s office. In negotiating, there is little to prove and all to negotiate.
Negotiation is about how to move forward, not ... Views: 255
Mediation is not a single event, not a one-time meeting where magically issues are resolved.
No. Mediation is a process that occurs with very predictable steps. Understanding these steps to the process can help you manage through the process. Separated parents entering mediation may meet ... Views: 265
Do you have a partner, a colleague, a friend, a loved one where everything is a challenge and every conversation becomes a competition; where if they don’t get their way, there is hell to pay; where they are relentless in their pursuit; where somehow or other they are always right; where if they ... Views: 339
Coping with depression requires one’s partner and family to understand the difference between depression and sadness.
Sadness usually refers to a sense of loss, grief or upset in response to an event typically recent in one’s life. While sadness can be intense, it usually runs its course as ... Views: 277
Parents are saying discipline, consequences, time out and sticker’s don’t work. Parents are presenting as more and more defeated when it comes to managing the behavior of their children. They have a long list of tried that – didn’t work scenarios including many of the more popular parenting ... Views: 331
It just happened.
You discover an infidelity; a partner signals an intention to separate; someone has passed away; there’s been some kind of personal tragedy.
In the midst of anguish life feels totally out of control; is turned upside down; is overwhelming. Anguish, in the midst of a ... Views: 581
We have all heard this statement many times: “You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else”. In order to bring health into your life, to experience true closeness and connections with others, you need to be taught to love aspects of yourself again and again. You need to see yourself ... Views: 396
Leading a healthy life today is not an easy feat. There has been a huge shift from normal eating to horrible eating lifestyles, where people fail to exercise even after consuming lots of fast foods.
This has led to a rise in health illness such as depression, high blood pressure, diabetes ... Views: 461
Research has proved that a cold pressed juice cleanse is one of the best ways for a healthy and energetic life. It helps you in eliminating all the dangerous diseases from within your body and that too without any problems. It is indeed a very healthy and beneficial thing that ensures healthy ... Views: 213
Dear Dr. Romance: I live in Scotland and I think we are quite backward when it comes to mental health issues. I have spoken to 2 therapists now about my obsessive thinking, both of whom seem strangely perplexed by what I perceive to be quite a common problem. I seem to ... Views: 251
We're all influenced by those around us and by what is occurring in our lives. Something as simple as the weather can affect how we feel. A cloudy, rainy day can take an otherwise cheerful person and transform them into a gloomy Gus of sorts. Being stuck in traffic can alter one's mood from ... Views: 267
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed major changes into the Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning. These changes will have a profound effect on case management departments, which are now required to put in place a plan of action that addresses the new ... Views: 502