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Is Addiction a Disease? Understanding the Genetics of Addiction

Is Addiction a Disease? Understanding the Genetics of Addiction

January 15th, 2018

A brief but comprehensive look at what we know about genetic predisposition for addiction. Plus, four (4) ways anyone can avoid drug or alcohol problems – even if it’s in your genes!

Enabling Parenting Practices: Dealing with Teen Rebellion to Prevent Addiction

Enabling Parenting Practices: Dealing with Teen Rebellion to Prevent Addiction

December 14th, 2017

More on good parenting practices to avoid pitfalls that occur in normal teenage development cycles.

Why Are We Unhappy? 5 Ways to Get Happier in Addiction Recovery

Why Are We Unhappy? 5 Ways to Get Happier in Addiction Recovery

November 18th, 2017

What if happiness was a practice instead of a state of mind? 5 practical ways to bring happiness into your life HERE.

2 Using Neurofeedback for Addiction: 6 Uses and Ways It Can Help

Using Neurofeedback for Addiction: 6 Uses and Ways It Can Help

October 21st, 2017

Neurofeedback is a powerful technology used in the treatment of addiction. A quick look into what neurofeedback does and how it works here.

The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction

The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction

October 18th, 2017

Do you hesitate when it comes to “meditation”? Here, we discuss 7 real-life benefits of adding meditation (Step 11) to your daily routine. More on the science, research, and advantages of this age-old intervention here.

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician (BOOK REVIEW)

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician (BOOK REVIEW)

October 3rd, 2017

A book review of the second edition of “Neuroscience For The Mental Health Clinician” by author Steven R. Pliszka. Explore why we recommend this book in the personal library of every mental health professional…more here!

Managing Negative Emotions in Addiction Treatment Using NLP

Managing Negative Emotions in Addiction Treatment Using NLP

September 8th, 2017

In this article, I discuss ways a counselor can use NLP strategies to help manage feelings of guilt, grief, and regret rising from past addiction issues. I briefly review the Stages of Change and NLP Models and then apply NLP strategies with a hypothetical client.

NLP Addiction Technique: Addiction Through the Lens of NLP Presuppositions

NLP Addiction Technique: Addiction Through the Lens of NLP Presuppositions

August 11th, 2017

In this article, we discuss the NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Presuppositions as they apply to a client experiencing addiction issues.

2 How Mental Health Disorders and Addiction are Connected

How Mental Health Disorders and Addiction are Connected

July 21st, 2017

Addiction can cause mental health problems. At the same time, people diagnosed with a mental health disorder are more prone to addiction. More on the relationship between Co-Occuring Disorders here.

8 Ways Addiction Counselors can Build Trust with Clients

8 Ways Addiction Counselors can Build Trust with Clients

June 23rd, 2017

In this article, we discuss eight ways that an Addictions Counselor can build trust with a client using NLP strategies.

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