I have decided to take the leap on to YouTube. Whilst I’ll still be uploading some articles on to this blog section of my website I’m going to be making much more topics on Youtube. This is a great medium for explaining some topics, however it isn’t as good for interaction. I don’t know whatContinue reading “Moving on to Youtube”
Category Archives: Therapy
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?
6th September 2019 Brett James Thornton – Founder How to Treat Addiction The two words are frequently interchanged, often incorrectly. Both are formed as a result of consistently repeating a particular behaviour. There is such a thing as a good habit, regular exercise for example. Something can start out as a habit and over timeContinue reading “WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HABIT AND AN ADDICTION?”
Eric Berne Shaped Treatment and Counseling Without You Even Knowing it
Eric Berne (sometimes pronounced ber-nay) was a Canadian psychiatrist around the era of the late 1950’s. He is most popular for his Parent Adult Child (PAC) ego model. It complimented the works of Sigmund Feud very well (especially the ID-EGO-Super ego) . A brief outline of transnational analysis is that when we behave in aContinue reading “Eric Berne Shaped Treatment and Counseling Without You Even Knowing it”
The Games Alcoholics Play
The Games Alcoholics and Addicts Play in Treatment Eric Berne and Claude Steiner were psychiatrists around the 1960’s and 70’s, their main body of study was that people had certain life scripts which are called games. In modern CBT we call these life-scripts “SCHEMAS”. Life Scripts, or games, are robust patterns of thinking and behaving.Continue reading “The Games Alcoholics Play”
Detoxing from Cannabis
What happens when you detox from Cannabis? Although considered by many as a harmless, non-addictive drug there is some evidence for the contrary. When compare to heroin, cocaine or alcohol, cannabis definitely does not seem harmful, however, from the perspective of someone trying to kick the habit, there are definite and obvious withdrawal symptoms thatContinue reading “Detoxing from Cannabis”
Are you reading CRAPP?
There are so many opinions and bits of information on various blogs, in articles and touted by self-appointed experts, but are you reading something that is worth while or is it just another biased anecdotal experience? Or could it be deliberately misleading you to believe in something that totally misleading? You should never be afraidContinue reading “Are you reading CRAPP?”
Group Psychotherapy Preamble
I’m often asked what’s a good preamble for a group, some practitioners just list a big long list of do’s and don’t. This can be helpful to establish rules but it isn’t a good preamble. Here is an example of one I find quite useful, I believe it comes from the Priory in London originally:Continue reading “Group Psychotherapy Preamble”
In rehab setting it’s important for everyone to adhere to boundaries of some description. Clients need boundaries in order to make their therapy more effective and on point. If boundaries are loose there can be a lot of trouble in future. Professional boundaries should be firm, not flexible, the resistance or objection you may receiveContinue reading “Professional Boundaries”
Which Practice is Best? Pt.1
Which version of practice do you think is best? New Ways Old Ways Person Centered Practitioner Based Strength-based Problem-based Skills Based Deficit Focused Collaboration Professional Dominance Quality of Life Cure/amelioration Community Integration Acute Treatment Empowerment/choices Dependence Community Integration Acute Treatment Least restrictive Episodic Preventative Reactive Which do you agree with more in treating addiction?Continue reading “Which Practice is Best? Pt.1”
The Last Post of 2018
The end of 2018, into the light of 2019 This is the last post of 2018, in a few hours (thai time) this year will come to an end. What better way to celebrate than a video with explaining the difference between Integrative and Eclectic Therapy.