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DEARMAN DBT Skill

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that focuses on the present moment. DBT uses different skills such as mindfulness to create a space for individuals with addictions or co-occurring disorders to help alleviate their stressors. By focusing on your thoughts and actions, those struggling can learn to be present in the moment.Read More

Getting Through The Holidays

For those with an addiction or co-occurring mental illness, getting through the holidays can be a hard thing to get through. The holidays are supposed to be a time of happiness and celebration. For many, though, the holidays are a reminder of an addiction or mental health struggle. Alcohol is most likely present at familyRead More

Negative Thoughts And Cognitive Distortions

Negative thoughts are a struggle that everyone deals with. They can be complicated or masked for some people as cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are ways your mind tricks you into thinking negative thoughts. Oftentimes, these cognitive distortions have become so commonplace in your mind that you don’t even know they are there. This only feedsRead More

Quick Self-Care Tips

When people sometimes think of self-care, they think of sitting in a warm bath for hours to decompress. However, there are quick things you can do — 30 minutes or less — that can help give you a reset on your day. You may find yourself feeling extra stressed during your workday. Allow yourself toRead More

Inner Critic Or Inner Coach: Which One Should I Nurture?

Our self-talk is an important thing that we need to consciously work on. Most people, however, do not. They go about their day and let their thoughts, good or bad, flow freely without giving it a second consideration. It’s time we put a bit more focus on what we tell ourselves. It takes effort toRead More

The 7 Steps To Acceptance

Acceptance can be a difficult thing. It’s important, however, because it is the first step to moving toward recovery. There are seven steps that you must go through to reach acceptance. You may get stuck on one of these steps, or maybe a few will trip you up. Whatever it may be, you can trustRead More

Stopping Flashbacks

Flashbacks can be intense for a lot of people. Usually, those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) struggle with difficult and painful flashbacks. These can include reminders of the trauma they’ve faced and the onset of intense emotions. For those with PTSD, they must be able to deal with their flashbacks in healthy ways. Unfortunately,Read More

The 5 Facets Of Emotional Intelligence

Many people are familiar with IQ: Intelligence Quotient. IQ can be tested via a quiz that explores the different aspects of intelligence. An IQ test, however, does not test for emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is an extremely important quality to have. It’s also essential for bettering your mental health. Emotional intelligence understands how important itRead More

What Are The 12 Rewards Of Sobriety?

12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have the widely-known 12 steps. These 12 steps are ways to help the individuals in the programs keep moving forward in their recovery journey. Anyone who wants to change can come to a 12-step meeting. If you aren’t familiar with the 12 steps of AA orRead More

How Can I Transform My Life?

Changing your habits changes your life. This can be a difficult task that feels like an uphill battle. That’s because, for the most part, it is. Much like Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, there is a “Pyramid of Transformation” created by Amber Rae, an author and motivational speaker. When you’re trying to recover from anRead More