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Recovery

On this page you will find a listing of all Peak View Behavioral Health blog articles in the recovery category.

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Sometimes when we hear someone talk about “the arts,” the images that pop to mind might include folks in formal dress gazing snootily at something highbrow. When we think about the arts in that way, they can seem really exclusive—only for the rich, the cultured, the well-connected. But the arts are all around us all...
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Have you heard the terms “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset”? They are in the air quite a bit these days. To be honest, both phrases sound like the worst kind of corporate jargon. “Well, boss, if we shift from our outdated fixed mindset approach to leveraging a best practice by making a growth mindset a...
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Imagine you are back in high school. Your English teacher has just revealed the next assignment: a five-paragraph essay on the book you most recently read in class (you read the book, right?). How do you feel about this assignment? Are you excited by the prospect of putting your thoughts down on paper? Are you...
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A Blast from the Past If you happen to be a lover of music from bygone eras, you may be familiar with a couple of songs that have a somewhat unusual approach to their subjects. These songs involve more spelling than we usually expect in popular songs. Take, for example, “M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means...
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Relaxation Is Important to Your Mental Health Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t yuck my yum”? It’s a catchy bit of wordplay that has a simple meaning: Don’t tell me all the reasons you think I shouldn’t like this thing that I like. We all know people who love to yuck other people’s yum,...
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Mental Health Support Is Not Limited to Therapy & Medication It is easy to fall into the habit of thinking of mental health care as just two things: going to therapy and taking medication. Maybe you do one of those things or maybe you do both, but either way, we tend to focus on therapy...
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young woman sitting on couch in therapist's waiting room; there is a dog in the room with her - animal therapy
The word “therapy” is often used as a catch-all term. While we tend to recognize a few broad categories of therapy—physical vs. mental health or individual vs. group—we don’t always realize there are many different approaches within the category of mental health therapy. In our mind’s eye, we conjure up the clichéd couch, the serious...
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Individual & Group Therapy for Your Mental Health When a person first enters an inpatient treatment program for their mental health, they may be surprised to discover that the program includes not one, but two approaches to therapy: group and individual. In most cases, individuals will participate in both types of therapy. At first blush,...
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Any person impacted by addiction faces a life-changing, complex situation. But there’s no need to face it alone. With the help of professionals and local support groups, it’s possible to get the help you need to make it through the active addiction phase and onto a healthy future. Why You Can’t Do It Alone Why...
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Mindfulness & Mental Health With the recent passing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the topic of mindfulness has been top of mind for many people. Thich Nhat Hanh, a native of Vietnam who was exiled from the country due to his peace activism in the 1960s, did much to bring the philosophy and practice...
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