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The Relationship Model of Addiction

The Relationship Model of Addiction

The Relationship Model of Addiction establishes a new standard for understanding and treating addiction. It expands the disease concept by re-defining addiction as a relationship. It integrates experiential, humanistic and existential perspectives; sheds light on the emotional and psychological dynamics of addiction; and has powerful implications for treatment and recovery. We know that recovering addicts must eventually make the transition from pathologically dependent relationships based on the need for relief to sober healthy, intimate, emotionally nourishing relationships. Regardless of one's experience in past and current relationships, doing the necessary self-work and learning some basic principles, pitfalls, challenges and skills, can make the transitions to healthy, emotionally nourishing, intimate relationships possible.

 

The Relationship Model of Addiction(TM) Applied: To Porn, Sex and Love Addictions and Codependency

The Relationship Model of Addiction(TM) Applied: To Porn, Sex and Love Addictions and Codependency

The Relationship Model of Addiction(TM) (TRMA) A New Paradigm for Understanding Addiction, Recovery and Treatment, applies to both substance and process addictions (porn, sex and love addictions, compulsive gambling and codependency? Understanding how TRMA ™ applies to the aforementioned addictions serves clinical and educational purposes - for treatment practitioners, academia and those on a path of recovery.

 

Stage I Recovery "Breaking-Up"

Stage I Recovery 'Breaking-Up'

Stage I Recovery "Breaking-Up" The Relationship Model of Addiction - A New Paradigm for Understanding Addiction and Recovery Stage I of Recovery - "Breaking-up" Recovery is a transitional journey -- getting out of unhealthy, addictive relationships and into healthy, emotionally nourishing relationships. An addiction is a relationship with a means of relief. It's a 'bad' or unhealthy relationship. The recovery journey, as is the case with any 'bad' relationship, once you recognize it is a 'bad' relationship, you will want to get out - "break-up." However, due to the strong emotional dependency you've developed, there are a number of hurdles you must get over in order to extricate yourself from this relationship. There are seven "stopping or destination points" in Stage I of your recovery journey.

 

Stage II Recovery: Developing the Relationship with Your Self

Stage II Recovery: Developing a Relationship with Your Self

Stage II Recovery: Developing the Relationship with Your Self (The Relationship Model of Addiction Book 3) The most important relationship is with your Self. Detailed understanding of the relationship with your Self.

 

Stage III of Recovery: Creating Emotionally Nourishing Relationships

Stage III of Recovery: Creating Emotionally Nourishing Relationships

Stage III of Recovery - Creating Emotionally Nourishing Relationships aka The Art of Relating and Intimacy “A relationship is a joint-effort creation.” The primary factor contributing to the struggles so many singles have to deal with in their pursuit of a deep, meaningful and enduring connection, and for so many couples whose relationships are rife with unresolved conflict and unexpressed tensions, is the lack of knowhow.

 

Revisiting Stigma: The Game of Appearances eBook

Revisiting Stigma

Revisiting Stigma: The Game of Appearances revisits how stigma still, despite awareness about its existence and its effects, dictates how we behave in a variety of situations. Taking excerpts from the play, Night Mother, which uses epilepsy as a case in point, we will see how stigma works as a weapon that punishes any deviation from the established standards of desirability, that forces people to misrepresent themselves and hide their problems. Professionals who have either lost sight of, or underestimate the multitude of overpowering, far-reaching, shame inducing effects of stigma are at risk of counter-transference issues that can undermine treatment. We know that clinicians are human beings, not impervious to social conditioning.

 

Intimacy: The Essence of True Love

Intimacy The Essence of True Love

When you accept the premise that true love is essentially intimacy, you can begin learning and applying basic principles for creating intimate relationships. When it comes to attainability and sustainability, gaining some basic relationship knowledge and wisdom can be the difference between the search and discovery.

Never before has the process of developing a healthy relationship from the point of initial contact been as carefully detailed and explained.

 

Intimacy: The Essence of True Love [Kindle Edition]

Intimacy The Essence of True Love [Kindle Edition]

When you accept the premise that true love is essentially intimacy, you can begin learning and applying basic principles for creating intimate relationships. When it comes to attainability and sustainability, gaining some basic relationship knowledge and wisdom can be the difference between the search and discovery.

Never before has the process of developing a healthy relationship from the point of initial contact been as carefully detailed and explained.

 

Mastering the Art of Intervention

Mastering the Art of Intervention

An Intervention is a step-by-step process that gives significant others the opportunity to confront their loved one about their addiction and need for immediate treatment.

For professionals and students, Mastering is a detailed instructional guide that describes in depth the five basic phases of the process:

I Initial Contact, II Psycho-education, III Recollection, IV Rehearsal, V Implementation; A Case Example (Nick's Intervention), followed by analysis and conclusions.

 

Diagnosing Addiction

Diagnosing Addiction

Diagnosing presents a fresh, new approach for doing assessments to determine whether an addiction exists. We're expanding on the standard medical model approach that relies solely and entirely on objective criteria by including 'subjective' criteria, i.e. manifestations of denial, to make a 'subjective' diagnosis. Contrary to the Medical Model, subjective criteria can be as reliable and valid as objective criteria.

The underlying rationale for a strategy that involves looking for and identifying manifestations of denial is: Wherever there is denial, there is dependency, a rationale based on the Relational Model of Addiction developed by Daniel Linder.

A transcript of a session with a marijuana addicted patient is taken apart. Various types of manifestations of denial are identified and how to interpret them are discussed.

 

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About Daniel Linder, MFT

Daniel Linder

Relationships. I was born with a keen sense about relationships, was always assessing how close and intimate people are with each other. I had a knack for relationships. The importance of relationships cuts to the core of who I am. The combination of clinical training, 25 years of professional experience treating dysfunctional, non-intimate couples and families, as well as rigorous self analysis has given me a lot to work with. I put what seemed to come naturally to me under a microscope in an effort to break the process of building healthy relationships down to concrete essentials: Understanding of Basic Principles, Communication Skills, Self-realization and Intimacy.


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