When approaching recovery from sex addiction, why is it important to work with a professional who specializes in this area? One of the reasons is the knowledge that compulsive sexual behaviors are often less a product of sexual arousal, and more of an attempt to cope with unattended shame or trauma. With that understanding, those [...]
The 12 step community gets it right. The step work and sponsorship ARE the program. I know of many people who attend 12 step recovery meetings but never dig into the step work. There are probably as many reasons as there are people who attend but don't enter into sponsorship. I'd like to suggest a [...]
Addiction is a way of life. Recovery is a way of life. Which way are you choosing?
Managing anxiety and stress starts with getting control of your thought processes and thinking. If you're stuck in the future worrying about what might be, Mindfulness techniques will help reduce your stress and anxiety.
What is usually lacking in New Year's Resolutions? Resonance.
What makes change so difficult? It's the elephant! In this post we'll look at a metaphor for making change when change seems hard.
Is your self-talk holding you back? Here are a few ideas on how to recognize positive and negative self-talk and make the change to something better!
Becoming aware of the severity of your use is the first step in tackling an addiction. Answering these few questions honestly is a start.