Additions Counseling in Philadelphia: Maybe you've heard the term "addict" before and dismissed it, even though you feel as though you can no longer control your urges to Drink, Eat (Anorexia Bulimia), Gamble, have Sex, or Shop. Or perhaps you have stopped denying that you may be an addict, and realized that your ability to "cure" yourself of the addiction has only lead to new dependencies, and new addictive behaviors. It may be that having an addiction runs in your family, or you're attracted to individuals who are suffering from an addiction. Or, you may simply be interested in learning how to help a loved one recognize their addiction, and ways they can begin to cope. No matter what your concern, you're in the right location and already taking the beginning steps to making a difference in your life, the life of a loved one, and ultimately all parties involved. Self help tips are available on many of these topics, and more. We hope that these tips are useful in your journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
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Communication with your partner can be a struggle at any stage in your relationship. The following 5 steps provide you with an overview of effective strategies to improve your communication with you partner now.
A gratitude tree, is a self help exercise designed to teach people the art of positive thinking.
Techniques for accepting your partners limitations
The Myth VS The Reality: Admire people who do not listen to their hunger
What to expect at a doctors visit
The formal definition of anorexia nervosa
Types of Anxiety Disorders commonly associated with Bulimia Nervosa.
This is an overview of Common Cognitive Distortions. Cognitive Distortions tend to occur when we are stuck in our negative thinking. These types of thoughts are especially common for individuals struggling with anxiety or depression. Take a look over the list to see if you can connect with any of the definitions or examples. It is possible to have more than one cognitive distortion at a time.
This tip identifies the most common communication stumbling blocks that people with Anorexia Nervosa struggle with and provides readers with concrete suggestions of what one can do to overcome this problem.
Many people find that when they are watching TV, they eat, and eat, and eat. People often wonder why they do that when they are trying to lose weight, and don't really want to eat; they aren't hungry but they eat anyway. There are many possible reasons that people do this, and it takes therapeutic work to identify your specific personal reasons. However, the following reasons that people compulsively eat while watching TV are not uncommon:
Identifying an eating disorder.
Typical feelings about entering therapy for anorexia nervosa.
In order to effectively express yourself and to address conflict, there are six basic steps to follow in order to successfully confront conflict with a friend, loved one, partner, etc. Read the following examples to learn how to apply these 6 steps and how to develop your own sentences.
Ever wonder why one should exercise? Or what type of exercise a person should do if they are elderly, suffer from chronic pain or an eating disorder? If so, then keep reading . . .
Often in family system struggling with addiction, or addiction and depression, it is common for family members to take on specific roles with the intention of helping the addicted person. Unfortunately the dysfunctional roles can contribute to more problems, rather than solving them. Learn the difference between the roles in a dysfunctional family versus a functional family system.
This tip is designed to help you evaluate your motivation to change or stop a negative behavior.
A walk-through guide to have a conversation to assert boundaries.
This tip will help explain how someone gets diagnosed with a personality disorder and what that can mean and look like for their life and relationships.
How to Regain the Equality in Your Relationship – A Guide for Men.
Improving Relationships - requires taking action. How to take the initiative.
What is going on in the mind of someone with Anorexia.
It's always good to strive for more, but sometimes when we have too many or too high of expectations, they can create rigid thinking of what's "supposed to be." Sometimes having no expectations can lead to the best results.
Technique for letting go of perfectionism.
Why seeing a medical doctor is important.
Mirror checking is just one of the many rituals individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder develop. While the intention to glance briefly in the mirror may seem harmless, it often doesn't stop there with just a few minutes in front of the mirror. Rituals like mirror checking can trigger one's disorder, and is part of the obsessive cycle. If you can identify with the appeal and dangers of mirror checking, read on for strategies on how to reduce this ritual.
For some individuals who struggle with poor body image, they develop a distorted perception about how they look, and how others view them. A thought record is designed to walk you through the process of your negative thinking, with the goal of challenging and clarifying your thinking.
Positive Thinking to Counteract Low Self Esteem.
Strategies for Processing Emotions.
Have you often heard various types of words to describe therapy? Have you wondered if there's even a difference between Counseling and Psychotherapy? There's many different labels for psychotherapy, and there are many different labels for the psychotherapist. Keep reading to find out the difference.
It is common for new clients to question the purpose or necessity in exploring their family history, but exploring our past can help us gain a better understanding about ourselves and how we behave today.
Short statements you can practice to use in the moment to set boundaries.
Having boundaries in your life means having awareness of what you are comfortable with when it comes to your relationships with others. When we know what works for us, we can give those around us clear lines and expectations, which in turn improves the quality of our relationships.
This tip is for people with Bulimia who are average weight or above.
A list of risk factors that make a person vulnerable to becoming anorexic.
How a spiritual connection can facilitate your healing process.
Recovery tips for people suffering from anorexia nervosa.
What can moms and dad do to support a child struggling to overcome Anorexia Nervosa.
Often in a family system suffering from addiction, or addiction and depression, there's many dysfunctional tendencies that develop over time, from enmeshment, enabling, to secrecy. Read on to identify the difference for yourself between a dysfunctional and functional family system.