In the field of mental health, there are plenty of terms used to describe a reaction or sensation to something, mainly when a traumatic or stressful event arises in a person's life. What does dissociation mean? The term ''dissociation'' or ''dissociate'' describes how a person processes a … Read more about What does dissociation mean for those suffering from emotional trauma?
We've all heard of the term ''toxic positivity'' at some point in our lives - likely through social media features, mainstream news and everything in between. Negative emotions are not allowed. There has been a ''positive vibes only'' movement among many social circles, families and … Read more about How toxic positivity makes grieving so much harder to manage
Within the psychology community - several attachment style theorists have, over the years, conducted a range of studies and hypotheses around attachment development and attachment theory. Theory of attachment The most influential is British born psychoanalyst, John Bowlby who developed his … Read more about What are the four stages of attachment theory
Having difficult conversations is never easy - this is especially true for the people we love, particularly when we suspect they may have a problem with addiction. Family members, friends and partners may have a hard time communicating with someone with an addiction. Firstly, there's the shock … Read more about 5 ways to communicate with a loved one if you suspect they have a problem with addiction
This year’s global pandemic has brought with it a vast amount of stress and anxiety. And then, there’s social distancing, which brings on a host of other concerns, especially for those in recovery who rely on a community support system. Addiction is the most isolating disease, so add in social … Read more about Five Ways to Stay Connected While Social Distancing
Here we are again. The new year has begun, and the threat of COVID-19 still hangs over us every day. At Camino, we do our best to adhere to mask-wearing and social distancing. But, despite following safety protocols, the risk of the virus still looms and the veil is wearing thin. Though our … Read more about Caregivers, put your own care first during COVID-19
People come to treatment in many different states and stages of readiness to change. Some arrive with the pen and notebook with and a binder to keep it all together. Some arrive with the intention of being a minute late to every group "just cuz." But neither of these dispositions are an … Read more about Addiction Counselling and the Fertile Void
There are many reasons why people seek primary care. When it comes to treating negative or harmful patterns of thought and behaviour, people turn to primary care to get the treatment they need for long-term recovery. In the majority, they have exhausted all other avenues and reached a … Read more about What happens during Inpatient Primary Care?