Recovery Skills

Mental Health

September 9, 2019
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Understanding Shame

For an individual with healthy coping skills, a small amount of shame (often referred to as guilt) can be an effective motivator for adjusting attitudes and behaviors to better align with one’s vision for themselves.  But for many who have experienced trauma, or have been subjected to shaming belief systems at a young age, the shame factor is over-active and […]
August 30, 2019
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Life is Magic: Mindfulness+New Experiences = More Freedom

Most of us experienced some magic in life at a young age; the awe-like wonder of a small child entranced with new things, new experiences; not rushed by the obligatory demands of time and pressure. Over time we get talked out of the magic, out of the interest, into obligation, into demands from well-intentioned or not-so-well intentioned adults. Many of […]
August 20, 2019
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Seeking New Horizons: The Transformative Power of Adventure Therapy

There is perhaps no venture that combines coping skills, self-learning, and therapeutic insight in as hands-on and vivid a way as adventure therapy. To see in new ways, under new circumstances, with budding understandings, is one of the most effective catalysts for building new neural pathways, and cultivating new aspects of one’s identity- both crucial for learning to live free […]