The Empty Chair technique is a unique method of therapy and coaching that was pioneered by Fritz Perls, the founder of what is known as Gestalt Therapy. Gestalt is the German word which means to form or shape. The term
Shadow Work and Addiction
The name of this particular type of personal work is apt, for shadow work is often dark and unpleasant. However, shadow work should be a particularly important part of everybody’s life. It allows us to shine light on the darker
The Mind-Body Aspect of Addiction
Most people see different types of addiction in the same light that many people view the apparent duality of mind and body. For example, most people think drugs are either psychologically addictive, like amphetamines, or physically addictive (as well as
The Enneagram and Impacting Addiction
Those who understand the Enneagram know that it’s a valuable tool in psychology. The Enneagram, in its most basic description, describes nine different personality types. It has a wide range of applications that can help psychologists and mental health workers
What is an Addiction Intervention Specialist?
Addiction is an unfortunate reality that many of us have to deal with. It might not be us ourselves who face the addiction, but somewhere down the line – through our family, our friends, our employees – most of us
Six Types of Sex Addiction
By Douglas Weiss, PhD The term ‘sex addiction’ is often used as a blanket term to describe all sorts of different issues regarding intimacy problems or addictions. Unfortunately, using the term this way isn’t very beneficial to those who
Love Addiction and Sex Addiction – What’s the Difference?
One of the things that makes sexual addictions difficult to address is the way that many people in our society seem to lump different disorders under the same phrase: sexual addiction. There are many different types of sexual addictions that
Compulsive Masturbation — Symptoms and Remedies
Masturbation is a normal process for people who have begun maturing sexually or who have fully matured. It’s a great way to relieve sexual tension when you’re by yourself. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to develop an attachment to the physical
Eating Disorders and Addiction
Eating disorders have been called a lot of things over the years, ranging from attention-seeking behaviors to insecurities, to mental health problems. What hasn’t been given as much consideration is how eating disorders relate to addiction. Emerging research has suggested
Can Nutrition Help Repair Damage Done by Drugs?
It’s no secret that drug addiction can be very destructive to the body and mind. Long-term use of many drugs can lead to long-term damage, and this can affect the quality of someone’s life. The old medical understanding of damage