The Basics Of Mindfulness

The Basics Of Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is not designed to take you away from the difficulties in your life, but to help you accommodate them more comfortably,” Planet Mindful reminds their readers in an article titled, “Learning to live with yourself.” We’ll reiterate that because it is just so extremely important: mindfulness doesn’t take away your problems, it helps you deal with them.  If you’re going into mindfulness thinking you will be absolved of your problems, you’re


Can Stress Be Helpful?

Can Stress Be Helpful?

Stress is a tricky thing that we all deal with, especially during this time of year. There’s the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, then the stresses that the new year brings. During the holiday season, we struggle to get the family together and have a good time. We stress about these things more then we should. Then, once it’s over, there’s a vast, empty void. We try to fill that


What Are The Three Pillars Of CBT?

What Are The Three Pillars Of CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well-known type of talk therapy that can be beneficial for those with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. The goal of CBT is to help the individual understand how their thoughts impact their actions. There are three pillars of CBT, which are identification, recognition, and management. Read more below to learn more about the three pillars of CBT.  Identification The first pillar of CBT


What Are The 4 Horsemen?

What Are The 4 Horsemen?

The Gottman Institute has developed four signs that signal the end of a relationship, which they call The Four Horsemen. Here is an excerpt from their website, stating where the name came from: “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a metaphor depicting the end of times in the New Testament. They describe conquest, war, hunger, and death, respectively. We use this metaphor to describe communication styles that, according to our


DBT Skills: ACCEPTS

DBT Skills: ACCEPTS

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that gives individuals the skills to practice mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. Today, Pinnacle Recovery is going to focus on one specific distress tolerance tip: ACCEPTS.  To refresh your memory, ACCEPTS stands for Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotions, Push away, Thoughts, and Sensation. You can use the ACCEPTS tip when you are struggling with managing your emotions at the moment and


DBT Skills: TIPP

DBT Skills: TIPP

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that gives individuals the skills to practice mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. Today, Pinnacle Recovery is going to focus on one specific distress tolerance skill: TIPP.  To jog your memory, TIPP stands for Temperature, Intense exercise, Paced breathing, and Paired muscle relaxation. TIPP is meant to help you at your lowest and most emotional place. Here are some things you


One Big Thing

One Big Thing

Oftentimes there are things that you can do that will make a difference in many different areas of your life. You may be looking to increase your physical health, but you also end up bettering your relationships in the process. There are multiple areas where you can improve just by doing one thing. Here are different areas of your life that you can work on improving: Physical health Mental health


What Are The 4 R’s Of Anxiety?

What Are The 4 R’s Of Anxiety?

Anxiety is a pain in the butt. At some point, everyone feels anxious in their lives. For people with clinical anxiety, however, there are times where the anxiety does not match the situation. They feel anxious to the point where it is exhausting, and the anxiety does not serve them. There are ways, though, that you can learn to cope with your anxiety. There are 4 R’s, created by psychologist Jeffrey


Staying Sober While On Vacation

Staying Sober While On Vacation

We know that recovery is difficult. When there are added layers, however, recovery can be even harder to navigate. One of these added layers can be going on vacation. Your daily routine provides a sense of structure for your days. Without work, along with going away, you can feel a bit lost. Vacation can also bring back memories of good times, or even bad, when you were using. Recovery changes


It Happens to Those We Least Expect

It Happens to Those We Least Expect

When someone famous dies, there is often shock and confusion, especially when the person was young and seemingly healthy. People wonder how it happened. They want the inside details. Often, however, when they receive those inside details, they are devastated to learn the celebrity died in a way they didn’t expect. This is often true of deaths by suicide or those caused by a substance. Although they may be well-intentioned,


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