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Visualize Your Success

Success is highly individual. What one person may see as the pinnacle of success may not carry any meaning for another person. This is why it’s so important for treatment to be geared toward each person who comes through our doors. There is no one size fits all tag on successful treatment. Villa Tranquil Recovery’sRead More

To Be Human Is to Be Flawed

News flash: no one is perfect! The truth of the matter is that to be human is to be flawed. Pretending that you can be perfect is putting unnecessary stress on yourself. You’re not alone in feeling like you have to be perfect. It is humanly impossible to be perfect, though! Villa Tranquil Recovery isRead More

Learning To Forgive

Forgiveness is a difficult concept to accept for many people. It’s hard for people to learn to forgive after they’ve been hurt. You’ve got to understand how to stand back up and shake hands with the person who has hurt you. Of course, some things are reprehensible and do not deserve forgiveness. Only you canRead More

How Do I Talk To My Young Adult About Alcohol?

Young adults have their whole lives in front of them. They also are experiencing many changes in their lives. From going off to college, getting jobs, and crafting new relationships, young adults have a lot to deal with. They are also very impressionable. For some young adults, this new time away from home is theRead More

Talking To A Loved One About Suicide

We know that suicide can be a scary topic to discuss. Oftentimes, people think that asking about suicide can “plant the seed.” This isn’t true. If you think someone is struggling, you must start the conversation. It’s vital to ask someone if they are struggling and thinking of hurting themselves. It may be scary, butRead More

Different Types Of People In Recovery

Recovery can be a difficult thing to define. Those in recovery and those who are not in recovery probably have two very different definitions of recovery. Even those in recovery may have a different definition than those sitting next to them, depending on their race, gender, sexual orientation, location, and status. Different cultures view thingsRead More

Grounding Techniques to Apply to Your Life

Grounding techniques can be extremely effective for individuals who deal with anxiety or other intense emotions. Grounding is a way to cope with your thoughts and feelings by connecting yourself with the present. This is powerful because during anxiety or dissociation’s, individuals deal with traumatic flashbacks. Grounding techniques help to refocus our thoughts to theRead More

From Comfort to Growth

We often stay in our comfort zone because, well, it’s comfortable — but is comfort good for us? While yes, we feel safe and in control in our comfort zones, we don’t grow there. We don’t push ourselves to learn more and be better and truly grow. Comfort and growth are mutually exclusive. We tradeRead More

Practicing Active Listening

Active listening may seem redundant because listening requires your active attention. However, many people who are engaging in a conversation are not practicing the technique of active listening. Active listening requires concentration on what the other person is saying, not just merely hearing what’s being said. Active listening requires your full attention. If you aren’tRead More