Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Their Roles in Pain Recovery

The premise that thoughts have significant effects on feelings and behavior and that shifts in thinking lead to emotional and behavioral changes is the basis of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This knowledge has an extensive history, having been a topic of discussion among Stoic philosophers in ancient Greece and Rome (notably Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius).…

The State of Crisis In Individuals and the Addict.

The State of Crisis In Individuals and the Addict.

As human beings we have a remarkable capacity for dealing with serious events when things hits the fan. It is when difficult, challenging circumstances are perceived as insurmountable—when we find ourselves without the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual resources to deal effectively with stressful events—that we find ourselves in crisis. A crisis can be any…

The Attraction and Power of Familiarity - The Emotional Cement that Keeps People Stuck in Active Addiction

The Attraction and Power of Familiarity – The Emotional Cement that Keeps People Stuck in Active Addiction

Change rarely comes easily. Making significant change in any aspect of life is really hard, as well as frightening. The greater the change, the higher the degree of difficulty and fear associated with it. Similar to physical workouts, there is a general correlation between the discomfort we are willing to go through and the outcomes…