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Sex and Recovery by Kris Winslow, LMFT

Fear of Change

  The people who seem to have the most success in their recovery are those who create balance in their lives. Recovery is a process of many healthy choices and changes. It is not about punishment or living in purgatory. Part of creating this balance involves for many figuring out what a healthy sex life […]

Moving Towards a Healthy Sex Life by Anna McClelland, LMFT

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Enhancing your sex life while in recovery can take shape by redefining your expectations and changing your relationship to the meaning and expression of sex. This can be difficult for a recovering sex addict as they have been using sex as a way to play out dysfunctional relationship cycles, as a self-soothing strategy and to […]

Sexual Awareness: Enhancing Sex While in Recovery by Greg Binns, LMFT

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I have tremendous amount of resepct for anyone who identifies as being “in recovery.” My understanding is that walking into the Rooms is usually precded by a realization that to not ask for help now is to put everything one has ever valued in life, often including one’s own life, at risk. While I don’t […]

Freedom from Negative Emotions and Thoughts: Don’t Let Them Control You by Greg Binns, LMFT

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The superstitious part of me thinks I’d be courting disaster in some way if I didn’t begin this blog by paying some kind of respect to the power and influence of negative thoughts and feelings. Whether I’m hedging against the next time I spend 3 days in a blue funk, only to end up remembering […]

Showing Yourself Positive Kindness by Kris Winslow, LMFT

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  To be free from negative thinking would be a relief for a lot of people, but for some it seems like an insurmountable task to get there. People are not generally born with a negatively skewed view of themselves. if you have ever had a conversation with a toddler, they usually have a generally […]

Letting Go of Negative Thoughts by Anna McClelland, LMFT

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Thoughts… we have like a million of them a day and some of them we dismiss and some we cling to for dear life… as long as they support our story. You know the story about how we’re not good enough, smart enough or are ineffectual. Rarely do I get a client that comes into […]

Small Steps Towards Being More Mindful by Kris Winslow, LMFT

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People who don’t have time to devote towards a study of mindfulness can still take small steps in learning to be more mindful. We sometimes get so caught up in the whirlwind that is life that we become mentally absent from our own bodies. There are ways to train the mind so you don’t find […]

A Mindfulness Practice by Anna McClelland, LMFT

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When I started my meditation practice, I thought it was going to help me “relax’. Like sitting 20 minutes a day for a week was going to be a reasonable substitute for that yearly tropical vacation. (yay! Save some money and become enlightened). I don’t think so! Here’s a secret- Mindfulness practice is NOT relaxing- […]

Common Misconceptions about Mindfulness by Greg Binns, LMFT

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“Mindfulness” is a word that’s showing up a lot in the public discourse these days. Books, magazines, talk show hosts, blogs are all encouraging us to be more mindful. What does that mean and why are folks recommending it? And what does it have to do with recovery in particular, or with the Good Life […]

Do You Schedule or What? By Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT, CST, CGP

Being new to recovery, the first thing I ask a client is…”do you have a schedule?” And more importantly, “do you follow it?” Most clients tell me they keep a schedule on their phone. Looking at a tiny schedule from a phone can be challenging, because you often don’t take in account travel time, meals […]

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