The very act of putting pen to paper has a therapeutic value. Many suggest that in writing our thoughts down we are acknowledging them and subconsciously making meaning of them. It can help those struggling with distressing or destructive thoughts in forming new and positive … Read more about Creative Writing at Camino Recovery
EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization reprocessing and is a type of psychotherapy used to treat psychological trauma. The aim of EMDR work seeks to resolve any maladaptive thoughts, beliefs and symptoms associated with traumatic memories and events. Eye movement … Read more about Why EMDR has become a pioneering treatment for psychological trauma
People with OCD very often get plagued by constant obsessive thoughts that can lead to compulsions such as obsessively worrying about their health, hygiene (which includes rigorous hand washing) and worries about contamination, to name just a few. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Those with … Read more about The flip side of Covid-19: The dramatic rise of OCD in a post-pandemic world
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
Myth: Boundaries are walls we put up to keep others away. Contrary to the popular myth, boundaries are not a wall to keep others out. Setting healthy boundaries is an important life skill, especially for people in recovery. Boundaries show you and others that you value yourself enough to … Read more about How to set healthy boundaries in recovery
In the depths of addiction, we can lose our own self-esteem. We have no faith in our ability to assess ourselves and, ultimately, we believe we are worthless. To feel better about ourselves in this situation – if only temporarily – we seek the approval of others. This can become an … Read more about Why are boundaries important in recovery?
Back in December 2019, when most of us were looking forward to festive celebrations or planning their summer holidays, few people had heard of coronavirus or its scientific name, COVID-19. Today, most people rarely talk about anything else. Coronavirus has the power to strike fear into most … Read more about 12 Top Tips to Manage Anxiety