Bhikkhu is the title for a fully-ordained monk in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, and can be translated as ‘one who lives on alms’. The idea is that by getting support from lay people, the monks will not need to work. They can then focus all of their attention on their spiritual practices in pursuit of enlightenment.
The process of how inperson therapy works developed over many years, with many contributions from a multitude of areas and certainly didn’t arrive preformed and ready for use. Online therapy is simply following in the traditions of these other therapeutic developments.
What do you say to a family member or friend who is struggling with a drug problem? How do you persuade a loved one that his or her drinking has gotten out of hand? The sad reality is that this kind of conversation tends to end in frustration, and it can easily turn confrontational.
Forgiving isn’t about saying that the behaviour was ok, or accepting excuses for the way people may have treated us and then letting them do it again and again. By forgiving those who have hurt us the first thing that happens is we no longer need to carry that hurt within ourselves.
When it comes to addiction treatment, nothing beats a residential rehab program, but a carefully designed online program can work for a client who is highly motivated. When residential treatment is combined with an online element (like we have here at Hope) , it can greatly increase the likelihood of success.