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The Impact of Writing Therapy on Addiction Recovery

The Impact of Writing Therapy on Addiction Recovery

If you’re beginning to explore mental health and addiction treatment options, consider writing therapy. Writing therapy is a comprehensive, holistic option that encourages introspection. At Avalon Malibu, we utilize writing therapy because we’ve seen the benefits it can produce. Let’s Read More ›

Coping With Triggers Associated With OCD

Coping with Triggers Associated with OCD

“Pure” obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health condition that can severely impact a person’s capacity to function. They can become entrapped by difficult emotions or uncertainties. This article will explain what it is like to have pure OCD and how Read More ›

Achieving Personal Growth With Gestalt Therapy

Achieving Personal Growth With Gestalt Therapy

Going through treatment for mental health conditions or addiction can be a roller coaster of difficult emotions. Learning how to not only feel them, but process them in a healthy way as they surface is an important life skill. Relying Read More ›

Healing From OCD

Healing From OCD

If you are struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, you might wonder if you ever can or will experience relief from it. It may seem like no matter how hard you try, the unwanted thoughts, images, and obsessions stubbornly stick around. Even Read More ›

Understanding Your Window of Tolerance

Understanding Your Window of Tolerance

A person’s “window of tolerance” refers to the upper and lower thresholds at which they can effectively manage their emotions and respond to circumstances while under stress. Those suffering from post-traumatic stress may have narrower windows, making life more challenging Read More ›

Somatic Therapy for Healing

Somatic Therapy for Healing

When healing from addiction or mental illness, it is important to approach treatment through a multi-faceted, holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. Although talk therapy is incredibly helpful in processing emotions and situations, somatic therapies can help Read More ›

Overcoming the Stigma of Therapy as a Man

Overcoming the Stigma of Therapy As a Man

Therapy is one of the mainstays of mental health and addiction treatment programs. For as many mental health conditions that are recognized, there are methods of treatment to alleviate their symptoms. Men tend to be more reluctant to seek help Read More ›

Improving Your Interpersonal Effectiveness

Improving Your Interpersonal Effectiveness in DBT

Interpersonal effectiveness is a core skill taught in dialectical behavior therapy. In weekly group therapy sessions, you learn how to communicate your needs and consider the needs of others while maintaining self-respect and integrity. Personality disorders and mental health conditions Read More ›

Working Through Grief in Group Therapy

Working Through Grief in Group Therapy

Loss can be a truly traumatic and ground-shaking experience that no person should have to confront alone. A social support system is critical for healthily processing the stages of grief. You can overcome turmoil by participating in group therapy and Read More ›

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