If you work with individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders, you probably get frustrated sometimes. Why do they seem to struggle so much? You really want to help. You want to motivate and inspire people to transform their lives and become successful!Read More
“Happiness and well-being are the desired outcomes of positive psychology.” - Martin Seligman
Dr. Martin Seligman is considered the father of modern positive psychology. He previously served as the president of the American Psychological Association, and is currently the Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Seligman feels that psychology should contribute to individuals achieving their full potential in life rather than focusing exclusively on the pathology of illness.Read More
I would like the world to know that recovery from addiction is possible and is happening everyday. Individuals are overcoming their challenges, turning their lives around, and experiencing success.
Therapy plays a big role in helping people recover. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and positive psychology all can assist individuals in assessing their lives and making necessary changes.
Often it takes multiple attempts to beat addiction. Remember that people with addictions don’t necessarily choose to live that way. Although they can make bad decisions, addiction hijacks the brain and interferes with the thinking and decision making processes just as fundamentally as any mental illness.
Never give up on your friends, family or clients.