Restorations Therapy Blog

The Person Often Forgotten: Ourselves

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

In our society, who is viewed as the all-star parent? I see a dad who works hard at the office, leaves to take his kids to sports practice, then comes home to spend the remainder of the… Read More

 

Larger Pieces of the Puzzle – It’s Not Just Therapy

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

  For those of us who’ve been in recovery for addiction for any period of time, it’s not too hard to remember our first phone call to a therapist, not to mention the first time we… Read More

 

What’s Your Gut Telling You?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Confession – I am one of those people who never seems to stop. I always have a new project that I am working on, which I usually start before I finish the previous one. I am… Read More

 

Surrender: The Foundation of Recovery

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Last week, my therapy groups pondered the question: what’s the most important thing to surrender in recovery? The “thing” to surrender can be a concept, idea, or way of living – anything that can stand in… Read More

 

It Works if you Work It, So Work It Cause You’re Worth It: Part 2

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I posted a blog about the powerful 12 Step slogan, “It works if you work it, so work it cause you’re worth it.” The first half of the slogan – “It works if… Read More

 

The “Shoulds” of Life

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

When I began meeting with my counselor years ago, I was plagued by feelings of anxiety, fear, and shame that took over my entire being. Messages would constantly run through my mind such as, “I should… Read More

 

A Public Partner

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Anna Duggar. Some of you reading this will know who she is. Others might just recognize the last name in connection to Josh Duggar, a son in the large, celebrity family from TLC’s “19 Kids and… Read More

 

It Works if you Work It, So Work It Cause You’re Worth It: Part 1

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Last week’s blog looked at how 12 Step programs help participants better understand their addiction and how community can be a major help overcoming addiction. One of the catch phrases often used in 12 Step communities… Read More

 

The Truth about 12 Step

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

There is a question that is repeatedly asked in our office: “Is 12 Step worthwhile?” Often a hint of skepticism lies in the person’s tone of voice when they ask this question. Researchers have studied 12… Read More

 

The Fear of Silence

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

You walk into an office building and press the ‘up’ bottom for the elevator. While the elevator is moving towards your location, you pull out your phone to check for any new texts. You know that… Read More

 

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