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December 28, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family: How to Start the Conversation

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C Thanks for coming back! If you have missed any of the previous three blogs, do yourself a favor and go back and start from the beginning. For this fourth, and final blog of this series, we are going to wrap things up with talking about how to start the conversation about […]

December 22, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family: Signs of Use

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C When planning this blog series I was going to talk about the possible signs that a loved one may be using substances or having a difficult time controlling their use. If I’m being honest, that topic seemed to miss the mark for me.  There are a ton of reasons that drug […]

December 14, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family: Risk and Protective Factors

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C Welcome back! This week we are going to be discussing some of the factors that have been shown to put adolescents and young adults at risk for drug and alcohol abuse as well as things that you, the family, can do to protect against those risks. If you missed my last […]

December 7, 2020

The Secret Struggle of Addiction in the Family

by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C One of the things I noticed in my years in the field of addiction was the need for families to have support when loved ones are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Sure, most addiction treatment programs have a family component, but what about the months or years leading […]

November 30, 2020

Somatic Work: How We Break Through the Resistance to Change

by Amanda & Dylan, Relationship Coaches, Enneagram Teachers If you’re doing inner work, then you already know of the little friend that we ALL have called ‘resistance’. Resistance arises in each of us when we feel triggered, when we are loosening our Type Structure (to learn more about Type Structure, check out Part I of […]

November 23, 2020

3-Step Conflict Repair Process

by Amanda & Dylan, Relationship Coaches, Enneagram Teachers Conflict is one of the top reasons that couples walk through our virtual door. It makes sense, conflict is inevitable in relationship. AND conflict can be used as a catalyst for deeper connection. It’s Not About THAT Have you noticed that the fights in your relationship are […]

November 16, 2020

Enneagram Do’s and Don’ts in Relationship: Part III

by Amanda & Dylan, Relationship Coaches, Enneagram Teachers Well hello Monday morning! Today we are tackling our third and final Do/Don’t for using the Enneagram in Relationships. Our first post spoke to the importance of infusing humor and not weaponizing. Our second post tackled the value of being curious and the danger of filling in […]

November 13, 2020

Enneagram Do’s and Don’ts in Relationship: Part II

by Amanda & Dylan, Relationship Coaches, Enneagram Teachers Back again with part II of our Enneagram Do’s and Don’ts in Relationship. Check out our first post to lay the groundwork for our first, and super important, do/don’t: DON’T weaponize DO have a sense of humor We have two more do’s/don’ts when it comes to the […]

November 9, 2020

Enneagram Do’s + Don’ts in Relationships

by Amanda & Dylan, Relationship Coaches, Enneagram Teachers It’s Fall! The weather is getting beautifully cold, the trees have their best outfits on, and Dr. K has organized the closet displaying her fall colors in a way that puts Pinterest to shame. SO, time for you to grab yourself a pumpkin-spiced-vanilla-smoky-apple-leaf-frappe-latte, pick up an Enneagram […]

October 30, 2020

How to Overcome Your Anxiety: What Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Says

by Jessica Smith, LCPC What CBT Says We Can Do About It! By now you should be fairly familiar with some of the most common cognitive distortions (check out Parts III, IV, and V for examples), and hopefully you’ve been able to pinpoint when you’ve engaged in them when experiencing anxiety in the past. As […]