There is a sense of dis-empowerment in our life for which one seeks outside of self to remedy. We tend to attempt to cope in ways that we find comforting; social isolation (if we are alone we can’t hurt anyone, and they can’t hurt us), anger (unable to express emotions in our relationship, etc.), substance, gaming, and sexual behaviors which are one of the most natural ways in which we seek to self sooth.
The therapy approach we incorporate into treatment is to analyze where the source of the dis-empowerment began. Sometimes the original source began in childhood, or it may have been in recent relationships. Everything comes down to power and control, healthy power and control or unhealthy adapted power and control.
Personal healthy empowerment, the goal behind therapy approaches that we use in treatment. If you or your partner is experiencing negative consequences as a result of the coping behaviors that you have been using – know that there is help.
When we begin to listen to our soul and seek assistance through social support or professional therapy, there is a shift in our consciousness and change will be able to take place!
Find a therapist in your area through such sights as Psychology Today at http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/. In the Phoenix area, or for more resource information http://www.alternativesincounseling.com/home.html