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Can I Treat Anxiety Without Medication?

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that not only affects millions of Americans each day but also comes along with a wide range of symptoms. Traditional treatment can often look the same. Even though medication has been the go-to route for anxiety for decades, it’s not the only answer. There are many other methods ofRead More

Why Do I Keep Relapsing?

Relapse is very real. It’s a common part of the addiction process. Addiction can be both chronic and relapsing in nature. In recent years, addiction treatment has become more equipped to handle relapse. However, they can also help individuals get to the root of their addiction. When the underlying causes are uncovered, there is aRead More

Fear Processing and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition that can arise after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Common manifestations of the disorder include anxiety, intrusive memories, nightmares, and avoidance of stimuli related to the event. PTSD also affects the way the brain processes fear. Studies have indicated that people with PTSD haveRead More

What Are Self-Destructive Behaviors in Recovery?

When the word “self-destructive” surfaces, most people think about self-harm or physical harm to oneself. However, it is important to recognize that self-destructive behaviors can be anything that causes harm to your recovery. You have explored so much about yourself within your journey thus far. Recovery is hard work and constantly evolving into the humanRead More

Why Is It So Hard for Me to Meditate?

Even though the psychological and physical benefits of meditation have been well-documented, many people still shy away from this practice because they feel like they simply can’t do it. It can be difficult to meditate, especially if you have intrusive thoughts. If you feel like you have difficulty meditating, know that you’re not alone. However,Read More

Why Does Alcohol Make Anxiety Worse?

Alcohol consumption in the United States is widespread and often celebrated. Unfortunately, this popular substance can also be extremely damaging. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the most prevalent substance use disorder in the world. Many people who consume alcohol will experience heightened feelings of anxiety. These feelings are frightening and can easily get worse theRead More

The Connection Between Trauma and the Body

Few of us are immune from traumatic experiences in life. However, some experiences may happen so early in our lives that we do not remember them. When that happens, we do not simply forget because we cannot remember. Trauma can continue to impact our lives. The Effect of Trauma That negative experience stays with usRead More

Is Breathwork for Me?

Did you know that one of the most powerful healing modalities is something you do unconsciously every single day? Your breath can help you on your journey of healing trauma, addiction, and other mental illnesses. The ancient medicinal practice of conscious breathwork can help you develop a stronger connection between your mind and body. Ultimately,Read More

How Can I Overcome Negative Thinking Patterns?

Imagine a big upcoming event that you are excited about. You wake up early, and the anticipation is intense. Then you get a call, and your date has to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Your mind starts with one negative thought, which spirals into a negative thinking pattern. You find yourself not excited anymore butRead More

The Reality of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

When it comes to our body image, many of us have insecurities that can cause us distress or anxiety. For some people, these feelings are more intense and pervasive, impacting daily life and functioning profoundly. This is known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), an often-misunderstood mental health condition characterized by excessive preoccupation with perceived physicalRead More