Sober curious

Sober Curious: Embracing a Mindful Alcohol-Free Lifestyle

The Sober Curious Movement…a new cultural paradigm? The sober curious movement has been gaining momentum in recent years as more and more people question the role alcohol plays in their lives. A growing number of millennials, in particular, are exploring the idea of adopting a lifestyle with minimal or no alcohol consumption. Being sober curious … Read More

approval addiction

Approval Addiction: The Productivity & Praise Pattern

Approval Addiction: Humble Beginnings If we are real with ourselves we must admit that we groomed at a very young age for approval. The approval isn’t some unconditional acclaim lavished upon our supple minds. Instead, it’s contingent upon performance. This seems innocent enough. It’s bare bones cause and effect. The cause is a killer cartwheel … Read More

Act Defusion worksheet

The #1 ACT Defusion Worksheet: An Actionable & Radical Practice

ACT Defusion Worksheet…what is it, and why is it helpful? If you want to skip all the extra fluff and jump right into the worksheet, download the PDF below! ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It’s a revolutionary approach to psychological healing. ACT combines all the effective elements of various therapeutic models seemingly into … Read More

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Motivational Interviewing: An Overview of Techniques and Benefits

Motivational Interviewing: A Definition Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented approach to evoke meaningful change in individuals facing ambivalence or resistance to change. Developed in the early 1980s by psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, this evidence-based method has been widely adopted in various fields such as health care, substance abuse treatment, counseling, and … Read More

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous Evidenced-Based? A Comprehensive Analysis

Is Alcoholics Anonymous Evidenced-Based? Or Tradition-Based? “Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the idea that occupational practices ought to be based on scientific evidence. While obviously desirable, the proposal has been controversial, with some arguing that results may not specialize to individuals as well as traditional practices.” In other words, a failure to truly apprehend the myriad … Read More

the cycle of addiction

The Cycle of Addiction: The Stages of the Spiral

The Cycle of Addiction…identify the pitfalls Addiction brings a stigma with it that is quite unfair. Most often, addiction is perceived as one drink or drug use that snowballed into addiction. However, the reality of addiction is much more complex than that. Instead of a big snowball that seems pretty cut and dry, it’s more … Read More