Giving Yourself Time

Giving Yourself Time To Recover

  Giving Yourself Time To Recover Lives that were cluttered with destruction and chaos, when actively using, are not necessarily quick to sort out. Oceanside Malibu Treatment Center can guide you to make demonstrable changes necessary in order to both embrace and maintain recovery. Before making outside changes, we must first go inward. Memories and feelings may be overwhelming during the detox phase of treatment. Therefore, it may be helpful to visualize reasonable expectations of what sober feelings and behaviors might begin to look like. Addicts want what they want when they want it. A need for instant gratification defines drug addiction, so the tendency to apply the same idea… Read More

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Anger and Anxiety

The Relationship Between Anger & Anxiety

  The Relationship Between Anger & Anxiety Anger is not always negative; it can be channeled into positive achievements.  If a particular social condition arouses negative emotions in you, this can motivate you to take the steps necessary to do something about it. Rage, on the other hand, is generally negative, and tends to have no positive aspects.  When rageful outburst become a dependency recurring again and again, it can be destructive to relationships and to personal well-being.  Seeking help to control such emotional issues, whether for you or for someone else, can be challenging. The perceived stigma in addressing anger issues, can cause fear and hesitation. Some of this… Read More

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Being Generous With Your Time

Being Generous With Your Time

  Being Generous With Your Time The smallest act of generosity can have a big impact on the way we view ourselves and the way we view the world around us. We start feeling calmer and becoming kinder to everyone, including ourselves, and we start to feel those benefits right away. By practicing being generous on a daily basis, we develop a giving nature that benefits ourselves and the people around us, which helps us work through the challenges we encounter during the recovery process. A simple word or two can be enough to make or break someone’s day. We can use words wisely. Without being dishonest, we can be… Read More

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Malibu Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Assisted Therapy

  Equine Assisted Therapy At Oceanside Malibu, clients are afforded the opportunity to attend weekly sessions of equine assisted therapy with lead therapist Mark Frankle, M.A., LMFT.  Equine assisted therapy is said to be both metaphorical and experiential.  According to Mark, “the horses become metaphors for whatever the client is working on.”  All of the client interactions with the horses take place on the ground and in a series of games with no actual riding taking place. Relationships, boundaries, anxiety and approach avoidance can all be observed during simple interactions with the horses such as touching or brushing them and simultaneously being aware of the feelings that come up during… Read More

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Introverts, Extroverts & Ambiverts

Introverts, Extroverts & Ambiverts

  Introverts, Extroverts & Ambiverts Introversion and extroversion are terms first coined by psychiatrist Carl Jung in Switzerland in the 1920s. According to Jung, an extrovert seeks intensive contact with the outside world and an introvert instead turns the psychic energy inwards. Jung believed that no one is a hundred percent extrovert or a hundred percent introvert instead we carry both traits however most minds tend to lean either to one side or the other. If both characteristics are equally present, we can speak of someone who has an ambivert personality.  In the 1960s the psychologist Hans Eysenck added to Carl Jung’s ideas. He argued that the main difference between… Read More

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The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do (Small)

The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do

  The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do Imagine a scenario where all your friends are jumping off a cliff. If everyone jumps, do you jump as well? We know that the correct answer is supposed to be: “No, never! I am an independent thinker, and other people have no influence over me.” However, the truthful answer is, yeah, maybe you do jump. Everyone thinks they’re the exception here. We cannot suppress our human desire to fit in. Humans are social creatures, and our brain seems to be built to follow what other people are doing. When everyone else is participating in something, we tend to think… Read More

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