It is a challenge loving and supporting someone who is in recovery. Coping with emotions and thoughts that someone else struggles to cope with on their own is difficult. Participating in your own recovery is essential for supporting someone else’s recovery. You need to be able to recognize when you are out of check
Some people recommend opting for an alternative to pain by creating a more subtle pain that isn’t harmful. Acting in recovery from self-harm means moving toward behaviors that don’t involve hurting yourself, in order to rewire the brain and create new habits. Use a shock-behavior to snap out of the feelings: Small behaviors like
Self-complexity is a theory about how we define ourselves, more specifically, how many ways, or how complexly, we define ourselves. According to Science of Us, “It’s the idea that if you have many different self-definitions, you’ll be more psychologically stable than if you have only a few, or only one, way of defining yourself”.
Working a twelve step program like the steps originally founded in Alcoholics Anonymous or a sister program like Narcotics Anonymous includes steps eight and nine. Step eight includes making a list of all the people we realize we have harmed in our active addiction and becoming willing to make an amends to them all.
Lifeskills development is part of the transitional care program at LEAD Recovery Center as well as at many other treatment programs. Recovery for substance use disorders includes more areas of life than just drinking and using. Countless other areas of life are affected because they are generally neglected and not seen as important. Setting
Recovery teaches us many lessons about learning to detach from our thoughts mindfully, practicing simply noticing them, becoming aware of them, and objectively observing them. We learn that our thoughts are not always our friends and have to be taken with caution. Mindfulness practices and therapeutic methods like cognitive behavioral therapy as well as
Drug and alcohol addiction leave a lot of toxins all over the body. It isn’t only people who have heavily abused drugs and alcohol who need a detox. Every day we are exposed to free radicals and toxins in our environments. As a result, we need to regularly take care of ourselves mind, body, and
Almost every aspect of treatment, from clinical therapy to holistic healing, is designed for two primary purposes: relapse prevention and making meaning. Nature therapy is important for enhancing the treatment experience. While reducing depression and increasing a commitment to treatment, nature based therapy of all kinds- from natural surroundings to nature excursions- help those
Steph Gaudreau is a weight lifter and has been through a journey of body dysmorphic recovery. Recently, she took to Self magazine online to share some her disturbing and frustrating experiences posting pictures of herself online. As someone with body dysmorphia, she has been on both sides of health and fitness, from extreme obsession to
LEAD Recovery Center offers transitional care and treatment for self-harming behaviors. This article could be triggering for you. If you are in need of immediate support for self-harm, please reach out to the Crisis text Line by texting “START” to 741-741. What makes one day without self-harm different? A similar question could be asked