Different Types of Therapy Available in Rehab

When you go to a treatment program, like The Palm Beach Institute, you may not know what to expect. There are a lot of things that are unknown. One of those things includes therapy. You have probably heard of therapy, but if you haven’t had any type of treatment, you may not have participated in it firsthand. Therapy can seem invasive and scary at first, but it really isn’t. It is simply a tool used to help you move past your addiction and other problems you may be having. It is something that can help you heal. Here are a few of the types of therapies you can expect to receive at most treatment facilities.

Individual Therapy

The main type of therapy you will receive is individual therapy. This is done in a one-on-one setting with a therapist or counselor. It is private and confidential. The things that you say in therapy cannot be shared with others outside of treatment, unless it includes intent to harm yourself or others. This is a place you should strive to feel comfortable and open. The more you share and discuss your problems in therapy, the more your therapist will be able to help you move past it. You will probably work on changing negative thinking patterns and also work on finding out what factors have gotten you to this point in life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is just what it sounds like. It is therapy with a group of individuals that are struggling just like you are. It is a chance for each of you to talk about your past and your troubles and possibly learn from others’ experiences and mistakes. You may also learn skills as a group to help you be healthier when you leave treatment.

Family Therapy

Lastly, many places like The Palm Beach Institute provide family therapy. Family Therapy is a way to rebuild bridges that may have been destroyed while you were using substances. Family therapy can be done with parents, a spouse, or any other loved ones that may have been affected by your addiction. All these therapies do different things, but they are all vital in your success.



Music at Work Place

It’s good that while our minds are storming for efficient designs, our ears indulged with soothing good music in the background. I love it when we play music while our team face the challenge of the day at the work place. Thanks for that surround speakers all over the office, I wish we had that same exciting loudspeaker at home.

They said, music is the strongest form of magic. It can change peoples’ emotion, it touches our soul. My day will be dull without music! So lets enjoy music while it last!

Guitar or Ukulele?

Last week I heard an eleven years old boy playing ukulele over my favorite radio station. He sounds very good considering his age. When asked why he chose ukulele, he answered because it has only four strings which made it easier to play than a guitar. So, that’s the difference between these two identical musical instruments aside from it’s size. I wonder if you can also use slides on ukulele. I like the expressive vibrato effect on guitar.

From the boy’s perspective looks like ukulele is kid friendly perhaps of its size. But I never thought of ukulele for my boys. I wanted them to start with guitar because that’s the first musical instrument they get exposed to. But I will give them freedom to choose which musical instrument they want to learn.

How about your kids? Are you exposing them to musical instruments? Would you let them chose between guitar and ukulele?


National Day of Prayer

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Today, the President Aquino declared as National Day of Prayer. It’s called “National Day of Prayer, One Nation in Prayer”. It is good to have a leader that believes in God and the power of prayer. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”

We’ve been in various catastrophic incidents this year, so as one nation, let us seek God’s divine intervention to heal & protect our land & people. So wherever you are today, let us join simultaneous prayer at with the President and Malacañang at 5:00 to 5:00 PM.

Prayers do move mountains! God Bless the Philippines!

Oh Hello Family Pic!

Finally our Family Picture for 2014. We manage to pose for our family picture before hubby went back to Kuala Lumpur. I’m glad that the kids cooperated with the photographer, they have enjoy our short photo session with Great Image.

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Toolbox| It’s not just for dads!

Had some Handy Many task today. My personal Handy man is not around and so I should say thank you tools for making my task easier. I am not a handy man, but sometimes you’ll see me hammering and fastening screws, It really helps a lot having a good and complete hand tools at home. If you wanna have a set of tools check out Reid Supply. They’ve a wide variety of tools; from hand tools to power tools. I know this is not a stuff most mom would want but it’s worth having them around on your tool box. It’s not just for dads, it’s for mom too.


My 2014 Goals

Happy New Year Everyone! It’s the fourth day of 2014 and this is my very first post for the year of the Wooden Horse. This year, rather than coming up with New Year resolutions, I have come up with a few lists of goals to achieve and I am feeling determined about it.

This year I wanted to:

Be more intimate with God: I felt so distant from God last year, it was only on the last quarter of the year that I have decided to join (again) a d-group to lighten me up. It is my prayer to establish (again) a quality time with the Lord.

Be a better mom and wife: No, I am not a bad mom or wife. I may have failures, but I know I am a good mom and wife. This year, I know I can do better and I will always try my best to become a better mom to our two boys and a wife to my DH.

Be wise treasurer: Stretching the budget was a usual scenario last year, but this year, I wanted to be more intelligent in budgeting our money. But first and foremost, I think I need to fully understand the word BUDGET.

Save: Save! Save! Save! This is what my mind is telling me this year. It’s for our emergency fund. I am to save 10%  of my salary every month. I know I can do it crossing my fingers!

I am praying for wisdom and strength for me to be able to achieve these goals.