Here are just a few of this week’s highlights from the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare family of treatment programs. To have these delivered to your inbox twice a month, sign up for our email newsletter!
For behavioral health professionals, The U.S. Journal Training Conferences are some of most highly anticipated events of the year. Each even in their conference series gathers internationally-renowned experts and thought leaders to share their latest discoveries and insights into the human mind.
Human beings make about 35,000 conscious decisions every day. Each one of those decisions, no matter how small, is likely to have an impact on someone, somewhere, in some way. But, we typically have no idea what kind of impact our choices have made on the world around us.
By Tian Dayton, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author, Psychodramatist, Senior Fellow at The Meadows
Grief that is out in the open, that is part of the natural cycle of life or part of one of life’s tragic circumstances has a dignity to it. The person experiencing a loss feels that they have a right to grieve and to accept caring and attention from those they love.
By Joyce Willis, Therapist at The Meadows
Mindfulness meditation is, ideally, an effortless state of being. Practice using these five key elements of mindfulness meditation to help better regulate emotions, bring about positive changes in your mind and body, or to simply reach a state of relaxation.
By Jean Collins LCSW, LISAC, CSAT, Executive Director of Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows
What is love addiction and love avoidance and what does it have to do with love anyway? For women who struggle with self-defeating relationship patterns, things can get very muddy in this area. Fortunately for women whose lives have become unmanageable, Willow House at The Meadows offers an intimate inpatient treatment experience to help them regain control.
By Caroline Becker, LISAC, LAC
Therapist, The Meadows Outpatient Center
Pia Mellody defines love addiction as: “A condition in which individuals…are attracted to somebody who will neglect the relationship.” This creates a co-dependent love dance that is unhealthy, frustrating and debilitating to the love addict, yet they remain entrenched in a fantasy of what was or what might be.
By Dan Griffin, MA, Senior Fellow at The Meadows
Power is a very interesting phenomenon. I remember having numerous conversations about the complex intersection of power and relationships in graduate school. There was a lot of confusion as to what exactly power even is.
By Joyce Willis, Therapist, The Meadows
Value, power, and abundance are connected to the five core issues in the Meadows Model of Developmental Immaturity as taught by Pia Mellody.
The Five Core Issues are…
Those who work as helpers and healers (e.g. therapists, social workers, doctors, nurses, police officers, first responders, teachers, and caregivers) often describe feeling a spiritual calling to do the demanding and meaningful work that they do.