Depression is particularly common among addicts. In this post we examine why it happens and what we can do about it. We focus particularly on how our thinking plays a crucial role in the initiation and maintenance of depression.
Episode 46 - Healthy Lifestyle in Recovery If we don’t have a healthy lifestyle it can create multiple triggers for relapse (e.g. it [...]
Addiction problems tend to go hand in hand with poor coping strategies. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy includes tools that can help us to better regulate our emotions, improve our interpersonal skills, and handle change more effectively.
Does your mind have a tendency to view life in negative terms? Are you regularly overwhelmed with a sense that you are being treated unfairly or that life is giving you a bad deal? Naikan therapy is a technique that allows us view things from a more positive perception.
It took me many years to realize that the goal of mindfulness is not to be mindful, but to use it as a tool to develop well-being. It is this new relationship with life that includes trust, intimacy, and wonder that provides the ultimate freedom from addiction.