Self-love and depression don't naturally go together because when you have depression, it’s hard to loveyourself.
I’m not okay. I’m not lovable. I’m not deserving. I’m not worthy. Healing depression through shadow work will teach you to notice these thoughts and voices in your head.
By mastering the art of controlling others and not knowing how to drop the rock for recovery, we learned how to hide through control in addiction.
Relapse often happens when we let down our guard. Things are going well. We’re feeling better than we have for a long time. Our problems seem fewer – or more manageable. And we begin to think we don’t need to go to another Twelve Step meeting or to call our sponsor.
The Sanctuary Program runs a world class Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT Treatment and Recovery Centre for Borderline Personality Disorder or addictions.
If you have difficulty saying no, override your needs to please others, or are bothered by someone who is demanding, controlling, criticizing, pushy, abusive, invasive, pleading, or even smothering you with kindness, it’s your responsibility to speak-up. To create boundaries through healing one needs to understand what co-dependence is
Honesty in addiction recovery is something we need to practice on a daily basis. We don’t just become honest with ourselves overnight.