man having difficulty with self forgiveness to heal during therapy at Oceanfront Recovery

Why is Self Forgiveness Healing?

There are many emotions that run through a person’s head and body while they are in rehab and recovery. Early on, one of the key components is looking at forgiveness. It is important to learn how to forgive yourself before you can really start to seek forgiveness of others. This may be one of the…

man taking picture of island for holistic therapeutic photography

Therapeutic Photography Can Be a Holistic Practice of Healing

Therapeutic photography is taking off in the healing arts community. People are using it for personal healing, exploring their journeys in recovery, and finding other people who share similar experiences with mental health and addiction that want to find an avenue of expression through photography. There are many benefits to exploring this medium, it just…

man challenged with getting past reward-based behavior and receiving support from recovery group

The Challenge of Getting Past Reward-Based Behavior in Recovery

Humans are hard-wired for pleasure seeking things like sex, food, drugs, and other means of achieving a good time. Many people also fall into the category of wanting ‘rewarding’ experiences as well. Rewards are not as important but they must be attractive enough to capture a person’s attention.  When you start to move past reward-based…

man hanging out with a friend to break the cycle of hopelessness

Break the Cycle of Hopelessness to Find Healing

Young people start abusing drugs when they come from a place of despair and hopelessness. They might not know their life can get any better than it is right now. At any age, it is appropriate to know that breaking the cycle of despair can bring hope and healing any point of the journey. Once…