Topic: cognitive behavioral therapy
“It’s too much like doing your taxes,” was her verdict. That’s probably the worst thing I’ve heard anyone say about psychotherapy.
Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.
Insomnia is at the top of the list of common problems for both active addicts and the newly recovering, and sleeping meds can pose risks.
Stats are something we impose on them when there’s already another client waiting in the corridor and the charting still isn’t done.
From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.
If Project MATCH had it right, and all three work but none works significantly better than the others– then what’s all the argument about?
Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.
It’s not so much that the client is unable to grasp the info as he or she is easily discouraged based on a fund of previous negative experiences in school.