Addiction Counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A Very Good Match
Homeopaths often ask the users of their services to hold off before starting more than one modality at the same time. One of the reasons for that is different therapies may operate in opposing or even suppressive ways. Another reason is the difficulty or impossibility of assessing which medicine, or remedy, or practice, created change.
What I find is that therapy and homeopathy are good companions. Folks who are in therapy can advance with a concurrent homeopathically chosen remedy. Persons using homeopathy for mental, physical, and emotional health can increase success by adding therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one mode of psychotherapy that shows connection between how we think, the emotions that arise from those thoughts, and the resulting behavior. It is a style that I find helpful for both the case taking itself, and as a next step for individuals working on mental and emotional complaints. A homeopathic remedy will often bring a new way of seeing, thinking, and making sense of beliefs and choices. Those I have worked with who experienced this transformation used words like clarity, epiphany, ah-ha, and other expressions that signify the shift. One individual told me,"Here's where the homeopathy comes in. Ive been sitting on this pot for so long! ... I have been in therapy for 20 years. I have the knowledge, Ive had the help, and learned the skills. [There is] all this stuff in the pot but nothing that has stirred me enough to move me. The homeopathy removes the blocks."
~ Sherill is licensed as a Senior Certified Addictions Counselor trained in the use of cognitive behavior therapy, and other methods, that help folks with substance use, abuse, and life in general.
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