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EFT Tapping: Does Your Recovery Need It?

EFT Tapping (Acupuncture Downshifted) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), often referred to as “tapping,” is a psychological tool that combines elements of ancient Chinese medicine and modern psychology. This therapeutic method aims to help individuals manage their emotions, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being by tapping on specific body points while verbally addressing the emotions and … Read More

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Exposure And Response Prevention: Break The Avoidance-Cycle

Exposure And Response Prevention… Are you white-knuckling your way through sobriety? Do you want to get drunk but feel too embarrassed to share it? Do you think you know it all and think the advice of your peers is moronic and unhelpful? Well, my friend, you need a dose of humility and if experience has … Read More

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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

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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

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Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery: Can This Be The Missing Piece?

Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery: A Brief History of Psychotherapy First-generation therapies (the 1960s) are therapies that were born to overcome the limitations of psychoanalytic therapy, the dominant treatment at that time. You know, Sigmund Freud, a sofa, free association, repressed memories, all that mumbo jumbo. First-generation therapies in opposition pitched behaviorism. We are talking about … Read More