All addictions are harmful-physically and mentally-for the addict. Every aspect of the addict’s life is negatively impacted, from relationships to jobs. It is not always possible to completely quit an addiction when going into rehabilitation and recovery, so minimizing the harm impacting the addict and those around him or her is a good step to [...]
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Psychotherapy is a very broad term that encompasses several aspects of therapy, analysis and counseling. Not all addicts seek therapy as part of treatment, but many psychologist, psychiatrists, and other professionals believe that they can help greatly with addiction. Becoming addicted to a substance or to gambling, sex, shopping, eating, or anything else often occurs [...]
The equine history in this country is fascinating, from mustangs roaming free throughout the plains to providing transportation and farm labor to racing and peaceful pastimes. Today, horses are used in specific therapy applications as they have been proven effective in helping people with physical issues, speech problems, emotional issues, behavioral challenges and other disabilities.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, often referred to as CBT, is one of many different types of talk therapy. It was developed back in the 1960s by a psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron Beck. In his clinical work with patients Dr. Beck began to notice a distinct connection between a person’s thoughts and feelings. He also noticed from his [...]
A recent study has uncovered ways that the brain is affected by verbally labeling emotional stimuli. This study has implications for understanding how talk therapy may affect the brain and why specifically verbal expression impacts the way the participant reacts to both positive and negative stimuli.