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Be The Best You

Plateauing during your recovery can be a difficult time. You don’t feel yourself getting worse, but you might not feel like you’re moving forward. You may feel unmotivated to push through and make changes. How can you keep pushing and stay on the road to recovery? Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help.  Set aRead More

The Three Pillars Of CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a talk therapy that can be extremely beneficial for those with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. With CBT, the goal is to help the individual understand that their thoughts are impacting their actions. There are three pillars of CBT that ultimately drive the sessions, although usually unconsciously. Villa TranquilRead More

Dealing With Distress

Stress doesn’t always have to be negative. There is a kind of stress that can be positive: eustress. Eustress can be beneficial to you because it can increase your productivity. Of course, this is if it is handled correctly. Too much stress is harmful. Negative stress is called distress. Distress can have negative impacts onRead More

How To Get Yourself Help

1 in 5 adults live with mental illness in the United States. Less than half (NAMI) of these people seek help and end up in treatment, however. We know that sometimes things can get in the way of treatment. We, however, do not want there to be unnecessary barriers to treatment, such as a lackRead More

Fight Together

Mental health and addiction stigma are alive and well in all areas of our life. Because of this, many people who have just been diagnosed are feeling embarrassed. If someone is scared to reach out for help because of stigma, they also might be feeling some shame. These people may hide their diagnosis or symptomsRead More

Dropping Out Of Therapy

Therapy is an emotional rollercoaster that can be a draining activity to participate in. Treatment can be difficult for the person actively participating in it, but also for their loved ones. This is to say that everyone is impacted by mental illness. It touches every person on this planet. Not everyone is receiving the helpRead More

Mindfulness Basics

Planet Mindful released an article titled, “Learning to live with yourself.” Front and center on the first page is a great reminder for their readers: “Mindfulness is not designed to take you away from the difficulties in your life, but to help you accommodate them more comfortably.”  For some, mindfulness can seem like a lofty thingRead More

Reducing Your Anxiety In One Week

Anxiety is a common thing that many people deal with. You don’t have to have an anxiety disorder to want to reduce your stress. Everyone can learn healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety. Nerves can act up seemingly out of nowhere. In Prevention Guide, authors Brenza and Rockwood offer tips to help reduce anxiety. ReadRead More

The 3 Minds Of DBT

The present moment is vital in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The practice of mindfulness is essential for anyone to implement, not just someone with a mental illness or substance use disorder. During mindfulness, you focus on what you’re doing and what’s happening around you. You want to be fully present upon what you’re doing. ARead More


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