Help a loved one overcome addiction:
It's challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction, the person with the problem often struggles to see it and acknowledge it. A more focused approach is often needed. You may need to join forces with a professional and take action through a formal intervention.
Examples of addictions that may warrant an intervention include:
· Prescription drug abuse
· Street drug abuse
· Compulsive eating or purging
· Compulsive gambling
People who struggle with addiction are often in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. They may not recognize the negative effects their behavior has on themselves and others. An intervention presents your loved one with a structured opportunity to make changes before things get even worse, and it can motivate him or her to seek or accept help.
What is an intervention?
An intervention is a carefully planned process that may be done by family and friends, in consultation with a doctor or professional such as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor or directed by an intervention professional (interventionist). It sometimes involves a member of your loved one's faith or others who care about the person struggling with addiction. During the intervention, these people gather together to confront your loved one about the consequences of addiction and ask him or her to accept treatment.
Provides specific examples of destructive behaviors and their impact on your loved one with the addiction and family and friends Offers a prearranged treatment plan with clear steps, goals and guidelines. Spells out what each person participating in the intervention will do if your loved one refuses to accept treatment.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Depression can have many symptoms. These can include sadness, irritability, fatigue, inability to sleep, decision-making issues, and the list continues.
Feel only slightly down, but it never goes away? You might still have depression.
Anxiety is different than stress because it is far less logic. Your thoughts will tend toward dramatic, paranoid, and incessant. You will feel panicky and fearful at the slightest thing, even if you can’t make sense of it.
Feelings of anxiety can also manifest physical symptoms such as nausea, muscle tension, increased heart rate, and perspiration.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Addiction is a serious issue that often requires the attention of a trained counselor or support group. Both kinds of support can help answer questions such as “Why me?” and “How did this come about?”
A counselor can also help target the triggers of addictive behaviors, and help you create a plan to avoid them.
The family has a central role to play in the treatment of any health problem, including Addiction. Family work has become a strong and continuing theme of many treatment approaches. In Addiction treatment, for instance, the client is the identified patient (IP)—the person in the family with the presenting Addiction problem. In family support counseling, the goal of treatment is to meet the needs of all family members and significant others. Family therapy addresses the interdependent nature of family and significant others relationships and how these relationships serve the IP and other family members for good or ill.
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. Hypnosis has been used in the treatment of pain; depression; anxiety and phobias; stress; habit disorders; gastro-intestinal disorders; skin conditions; post-surgical recovery; relief from nausea and vomiting; childbirth; treatment of hemophilia and many other conditions. Hypnosis typically is used for weight loss, smoking cessation, anxiety, phobias, procrastination, low self-esteem, insomnia, sexual performance issues and other problems.
Biofeedback promotes relaxation, which can help relieve a number of conditions that are related to stress. During a biofeedback session, electrodes are attached to your skin. Finger sensors can also be used. These electrodes/sensors send signals to a monitor, which displays a sound, flash of light, or image that represents your heart and breathing rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, sweating, or muscle activity.
Biofeedback can help many different conditions. Here is a rundown of Some biofeedback benefits:
Chronic pain. By helping you identify tight muscles and then learn to relax those muscles, biofeedback may help relieve the discomfort of conditions like low back pain, abdominal pain, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), and fibromyalgia. For pain relief, biofeedback can benefit people of all ages, from children to older adults.
Headaches. Headaches are one of the best-studied biofeedback uses. Muscle tension and stress can trigger migraines and other types of headaches, and can make headache symptoms worse. There is good evidence that biofeedback therapy can relax muscles and ease stress to reduce both the frequency and severity of headaches. Biofeedback seems to be especially beneficial for headaches when it's combined with medications.
Anxiety. Anxiety relief is one of the most common uses of biofeedback. Biofeedback lets you become more aware of your body's responses when you're stressed and anxious. Then you can learn how to control those responses.
EMDR therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating traumatic and other symptoms by reconnecting the client in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution. During EMDR therapy sessions, you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements. EMDR is thought to be effective because recalling distressing events is often less emotionally upsetting when your attention is diverted.
Counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Relationship therapy should begin as soon as the problems get in the way of your daily life. Counselors can help you become a better communicator, develop strong relationship skills, and improve your family’s happiness.
Perhaps the greatest benefit to having counseling is achieving greater balance and harmony in life.
This is often the surprise benefit of overcoming your life difficulties in the Counseling. But if you are aware that your life is unbalanced, if perhaps you are a workaholic, or alternately spend too much time at home, it is reason enough to seek counseling.
Not everyone who comes to counseling has an issue. Some are just curious to understand themselves better, and counseling is very useful in this case. Many people who turn to counseling do so because they have issues with their self-confidence. This can be down to unresolved childhood issues, harmful relationships, and/or automatic negative thoughts .
The experience of losing someone or something close to us is difficult. Grief tends to come in waves and can leave us emotionally all over the place and also unable to connect to others just when we need support.
A therapist who is trained and knowledgeable about the phases typically passed through after a loss can not only be a great comfort, it can help you find ways to manage and move forward. Then faced with a personal conflict, relationship or family troubles, or a mental health condition such as depression, stress, or anxiety, many people turn to a counselor for help. A counselor is a person who has received training to help treat mental health problems. In the context of psychology, a counselor is a person who is trained and credentialed to practice Counseling.
When faced with a personal conflict, relationship or family troubles, or a mental health condition such as depression, stress, or anxiety, many people turn to a counselor for help. A counselor is a person who has received training to help treat mental or physical health problems. In the context of psychology, A counselor is a person who has received training to help treat mental health problems. In the context of psychology, a counselor is a person who is trained and credentialed to practice Counseling. Please contact us to discuss What type of counseling you are looking for or answer questions.
What a Life Coach Can Do for You
One of the main benefits of working with a life coach is the ability to gain a fresh, informed perspective on problems that you face. In addition to offering new insight into challenges, a life coach can help you to zero in on negative patterns that could be standing in the way of your success.
Many people view working with a life coach as a means of bridging the gap between your current circumstances and the life you’d like to lead.
Additionally, people frequently pair up with life coaches in order to work through barriers that may interfere with finding a partner/mate. Many people also look to life coaches for help in identifying their passion and carving out their ideal career path.
Research suggests that life coaching can have a range of positive effects, including improvements in personal insight and improve self-reflection. It may also help improve overall mental health and quality of life.
Our lead life coach holds a Master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. With decades of business, sales, Coaching and Mental Health Counseling experience. Specializing in Addiction, Interpersonal skills, and Relationship Coaching /Counseling. Credentials- Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Associate registration in Professional Clinical Counselor with the Board of behavioral Science (APCC California), Certified Addiction Counselor (CCAPP).
Some of the different types of life coaching:
· Addiction and sobriety coaching
· Business, and leadership coaching
· Career coaching
· Relationship coaching
· Divorce coaching (non-legal)
· Family life coaching
· Wellness and Lifestyle coaching
· Life skills coaching
Online sessions are held from the safety of your own home at a time that is convenient for you through our easy access platform. In person sessions are available upon request.