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Addiction and Object Relations Therapy

β€œThe bond between a parent and child is the primary bond, the foundation for the rest of the child’s life. The presence or absence of this bond determines much about the child’s resiliency and what kind of adult they will grow up to be.”

These words from Jane Fonda,

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  • April 20, 2018 at 4:14 am

    I love this.
    I think if you are lucky to find someone who listens and councils both phyc and spiritual wise then that would work best. (but that is hard, not enough good practitioners out there)
    For me. I have learnt to mother that little side of myself who felt so much pain and was super needy/ unhealthy in habits with people and other things. I am always using self talk which helps. And it took allot of time working out me and how to be the best me. But I got there. I self educate on phyc podcasts and books. I think we are the best healers, we just need to take a breath and take one step at a time. This type of therapy is unusual as getting too close to yr phyc can be unhealthy. That’s allot for them to take on. I believe if I need a hug. I give myself a big hug. And tell myself the words I need to hear. But from past experiences I find people cant be trusted (its human nature to err) and nothing lasts forever. those two things I find are things all teens need to hear.
    And we really need to help younger people with problems so later in life they will feel strong and make better choices.
    More money on mental health. Early intervention. πŸ™‚

    • April 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you for reading and for sharing! We agree, it can be challenging to find a practitioner or program that works with you to heal on all levels of self: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. There are some out there, though, and it’s great that you’ve been able to access podcasts, books, and resources that have helped you on your journey. In our experience, the role of a good therapist is to do what you describe: to help you to learn how to love and support yourself. Good for you for doing the work of self-acceptance.


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