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Obsessions With Appearance

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Most people are concerned about their appearance. We all
strive to stay thin and fit, look our best and wear clothing and styles that
flatter. However, for some people, obsessions with appearance can become more
than just a passing thought. They can become addictions or compulsive types of
behaviors that have far reaching consequences. Often the obsession with
appearance starts in the teen years, but there are people well into their adult
years that suddenly develop an obsession with appearance. These obsessions
often lead to the same problems as typical types of addictions with breakdowns
in relationships, financial manipulation and even using unlicensed and
unregulated “professionals” to complete procedures that qualified
surgeons and doctors refuse to perform.

There are many socially acceptable types of practices that
are used to change a person’s appearance. They can be medical in nature and
very appropriate for the patient. Plastic surgery of all types, including
procedures such as liposuction, bariatric surgery and body lifts are considered
to be common practice today. Typically with medical procedures performed in the
United States, evaluations of the patient’s mental health status and overall
health are performed before the procedure. This is most commonly seen in
patients that are undergoing weight loss procedures because of health reasons
as opposed to for aesthetic purposes.

Plastic surgery to improve breasts, lips, eyes, noses,
facial structure and overall body shape are also common and very accepted in
society today. These procedures are done for purely aesthetic purposes and
often provide patients with a better sense of self-esteem. However, multiple
procedures or the chronic need to continue to “improve” on self image
can become obsessive. Not only can this obsession create a greater risk for
botched procedures, it can also be deadly. Research into obsessions or
addictions with self-improvement through elective types of plastic surgery is
ongoing, with increasing demands for mental health evaluations to be completed
before multiple procedures are performed.

Making Changes And Moving On

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Moving on in life from a co-dependency situation or addiction to an unhealthy relationship takes courage, strength and positive energy. Bringing this positive energy into your life starts with seeing yourself as a strong, independent and positive person, even if this may not be just where you are at this point in your life. Seeing yourself as who you want to be not where you are right now is important to bring those positive changes into your life instead of being held back by negative thoughts, doubts and fears about the changes you are making.

Once you decide to move out of any type of toxic relationship there are some steps that you need to take. These steps will help you stay on a positive path that provides all the opportunities you will need to make the changes you desire. This path will also help you to block and release all those negative images that may have been created in a toxic relationship about your self-worth, value and your ability to be independent and successful.

The following tips will assist in your journey towards a stronger, healthier and more positive you:

  1. Find an addiction therapist, life coach or relationship counselor that can work with you to understand how to think positively and see yourself as the person you want to be. This is often a very difficult thought shift and having professional help will make your path much easier.

      2.        Seek interactions with kind, positive and loving people that will encourage, challenge and support you as you         move on with your life. In turn get rid of the negative, repressive and harmful people that keep trying to pull you back.

 3. Don’t dwell on the past and don’t just live in the present. Look to the future and envision your life, your relationships and your entire being as the way you want to be. This is the only way to keep your path moving forward towards your desired goals and destination.

 

Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest Holistic Health” from Sherry’s Enrich Your Life Series. Contact Sherry at sherry@sgabatherapy.com for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements. Listen to Sherry on “A Moment of Change with Sherry Gaba”on CBS Radio.

Is Gossip Ruining Your Relationships?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest Holistic Health” from Sherry’s Enrich Your Life Series. Contact Sherry at sherry@sgabatherapy.com for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements. Listen to Sherry on “A Moment of Change with Sherry Gaba”on CBS Radio.

If you talk to a therapist, counselor or addiction specialist you will not find a specific category of diagnosis for people that constantly gossip. However, there is no doubt that some people have an addition to spreading misinformation, private information or even lies about others. Gossip can be a devastating issue to deal with and one that can ruin a person’s life. However, the person that is chronically and constantly gossiping about others may be running the same risk of ruining a relationship, alienating themselves from friends and family and creating a life of isolation, high risk of depression and lack of positive social interactions.

Why people gossip is an interesting question. Most people start gossiping as a way to interact with others or to feel better about themselves by pointing out all the faults in others. If they receive the attention they want for this behavior it is reinforced, creating a positive association between gossip and socialization or getting attention. Over time, even if the gossip is no longer positively received, the person continues to use this as a way to communicate and interact with others. Unfortunately there is always someone ready to listen to gossip, so the gossiper just keeps moving from relationship to relationship to get their need for attention met.

Gossiping is never a positive way to communicate. To determine if your communication is gossip or is an honest, open expression of your opinions or thoughts examine the following:

  1. Do I know what I am saying to be true and will it help increase understanding of the particular issue I am discussing if I disclose the information?
  2. Do I feel connected with the people I talk to or am I saying this to get their attention and to start a conversation that I know they will participate in?
  3. What is my purpose in making this statement?

Gossip can be used as a way to feel a part of the group for people that lack the skills to communicate about meaningful and authentic issues. There is help through therapy, coaching and learning how to effectively interact with others that can eliminate gossip from your life and allow you to have meaningful, positive communication.

Understanding The Power Of Self-Sabotage Thinking

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Have you ever found yourself wanting something with all your being but yet being afraid to attempt to obtain your desire? Have you ever had an opportunity present itself but you passed because you were afraid that you might not succeed? Almost everyone can answer “yes” to one if not both of these questions, which indicates that self-sabotage is a common issue that everyone has to work through. People in recovery, as I discuss in “The Law of Sobriety” have a bigger battle with self-doubt and self-sabotage that others and need to spend time learning about their negative thoughts and how they are blocking the ability to change.

Self-sabotage occurs out of fear, usually fear of failure. People with addictions have made promises to themselves and others in the past that have not been kept. They have very negative thoughts about their ability to make positive changes and to make the most of opportunities provided by the universe around them. Instead of trying, they allow fear and self-doubt to stop them. This is directly related to allowing negative thoughts and energy to control your life. Making a change and bringing positive energy into your life starts with getting rid of those negative thoughts and doubts and seeing yourself as a success.

To see if you are self-sabotaging your opportunities and the positive energy in your life ask yourself the following:

  1. Why do I think that I cannot succeed in this venture? Is it because of something in the past that is influencing how I see the outcome of this situation?
  2. How would my world look different if I made an attempt and kept a positive perspective on this opportunity in my life?
  3. What is the reason behind my negativity? What am I afraid of if I were to make an attempt and succeed?

Understanding how negativity is shaping your life is important to be able to change your perspective from “can’t” to “can” and start bringing positive perspectives into your life.

Is Gossip Ruining Your Relationships?

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If you talk to a therapist, counselor or addiction specialist you will not find a specific category of diagnosis for people that constantly gossip. However, there is no doubt that some people have an addition to spreading misinformation, private information or even lies about others. Gossip can be a devastating issue to deal with and one that can ruin a person’s life. However, the person that is chronically and constantly gossiping about others may be running the same risk of ruining a relationship, alienating themselves from friends and family and creating a life of isolation, high risk of depression and lack of positive social interactions.

 

Why people gossip is an interesting question. Most people start gossiping as a way to interact with others or to feel better about themselves by pointing out all the faults in others. If they receive the attention they want for this behavior it is reinforced, creating a positive association between gossip and socialization or getting attention. Over time, even if the gossip is no longer positively received, the person continues to use this as a way to communicate and interact with others. Unfortunately there is always someone ready to listen to gossip, so the gossiper just keeps moving from relationship to relationship to get their need for attention met.

Gossiping is never a positive way to communicate. To determine if your communication is gossip or is an honest, open expression of your opinions or thoughts examine the following:

  1. Do I know what I am saying to be true and will it help increase understanding of the particular issue I am discussing if I disclose the information?
  2. Do I feel connected with the people I talk to or am I saying this to get their attention and to start a conversation that I know they will participate in?
  3. What is my purpose in making this statement?

Gossip can be used as a way to feel a part of the group for people that lack the skills to communicate about meaningful and authentic issues. There is help through therapy, coaching and learning how to effectively interact with others that can eliminate gossip from your life and allow you to have meaningful, positive communication.

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Tips for Handling New Year’s Disappointment

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured  Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction  to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest Holistic Health” from Sherry’s Enrich Your Life  Series. Contact Sherry at sherry@sgabatherapy.com for  webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements. Listen to  Sherry on “A Moment of Change with Sherry Gaba”on CBS Radio.

When people think of New Year’s Eve, they think of wonderful
get togethers and everyone enjoying each other’s company in the spirit of the
season. The reality is that this is not the reality for many individuals and
families. There are hundreds of thousands of people that spend New Year’s Eve
alone or with people they don’t know or don’t really want to spend time with.

New Year’s Eve disappointment can also occur when there are
unrealistic expectations of what the evening will bring. In my recent book, “The
Law of Sobriety” I talk about how these disappointments are often rooted
in fear. Fear can occur because of worrying about problems that don’t exist or
reading negativity into situations instead of looking for the positives. At
this time of year the risk of fear of the future is even greater as everyone
makes plans and sets expectations for what will happen.

If something unforeseen does happen over New Year’s Eve,
allowing it to ruin the beauty of this season is devastating. It is important
to seek the positives in all situations in order to rid your thoughts of those
negative images, thoughts and habits that try to worm their way in. Instead of
allowing a holiday disappointment to bring you down and into negativity, try
the following three thought exercises:

  1. Look for the blessing, positive attributes,
    learning experience or message within the event.
  2. Visualize the season as you want it to be and
    look for positive opportunities that the universe provides for this to happen.
  3. Keep your focus on your own goals, positive
    thoughts and positive behaviors and don’t allow negative people around you to
    change your focus.

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In a healthy partnership both people are equals in the relationship. This doesn’t mean that one partner doesn’t make decisions on his or her own about some things, or that perhaps one partner takes control of specific aspects of the relationship. However, what it does mean is that they both value each other as people, as partners, and as equals within the relationship. No one is the “leader” no one is the “boss” and no one is the “all powerful”.

In an unhealthy relationship this balance is simply not there. One person is all powerful and makes all decisions. The other partner spends every waking moment trying desperately to keep the leader happy. This includes trying to divine just what it is that the leader wants; even though these wants seems to keep constantly changing. To counter that, the leader is willfully blind to the efforts of the other partner and constantly finds ways to degrade, embarrass and humiliate them. In this type of relationship there is no balance, no equality and no true love.

One of the most important ways that people in unequal relationships can seek help is to work with an addiction therapist. This is because this relationship is based on an addiction to love, to the relationship and to a very unhealthy dynamic. The abuse, which is often physical but always emotional, spiritual and mental, is devastating to a sense of self-esteem, self-worth and self-pride. Being able to learn how this relationship has become so one sided and making the decision to get away from the problem is critical to moving forward in life. People that are in unequal relationships can learn to have a healthy, balanced and equal relationship and can find a partner that will value, love and care for them in mutually respectful way.

The Danger Of Living For What Should Have Been

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest Holistic Health” from Sherry’s Enrich Your Life Series. Contact Sherry at sherry@sgabatherapy.com for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements. Listen to Sherry on “A Moment of Change with Sherry Gaba”on CBS Radio.

Perception is everything.    Constantly berating  yourself of what “should have been” in your life will only bring you what you don’t want.   When you are focused on what should be as opposed to what is or what can be you are automatically in a negative thought process that looks for others to pin the blame for the reality of the situation.

For example, if I am constantly thinking that what should have been is that I never become an addict, always had job of my dreams and always had the “things” I want in life I am focused on what  I do not have. Since my thoughts are negative everywhere I look I see what I think I can’t have.  The Universe does not decipher between negative and positive thoughts.  This may include people with great professional careers, individuals that are successfully in recovery and people that have a picture perfect relationship. I constantly envy, covet and desire their achievements while failing to see that I too have the potential to reach these aspirations.

It is essential to give up trying to be someone else and to have the same “things” as others. Instead, look at just what “is” or what values, talents and gifts that you bring to the table. Look towards the big picture you want to achieve as opposed to the little tangibles that are markers of this type of achievement. The positive change in your world will be amazing and you will find that opportunities to achieve your big picture goals begin to present themselves. In reality they were always there; it is just the negative thoughts that overrode the positives in your life were blocking them from view.

 

Forgiveness Of Self

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One of the worst things that we all do is to constantly play
those old memories of all the mistakes we have made over and over in our minds.
This is particularly true if there have been preventable mistakes that may have
been driven by an addiction that was not being addressed or even recognized.
There is hurt on the part of the person that was harmed, but there is also a
lot of blame, negativity and even loathing towards oneself.

Being able to let go of these negative movies that are playing
over and over in our heads is one of the first steps in being able to forgive
ourselves and move forward into a more positive energy and space. This is not
always an easy task and for most people the help of a counselor or addiction
recovery therapist is required to get rid of the negativity and open up the
possibilities of bringing in the positive energy from the world around us.

One of the techniques that I discuss in my book, “The
Law of Sobriety” is the use of physical item to get rid of those negative
thoughts and mental pictures. Start by making a list of all the negative
thoughts, imagines and ideas you have about yourself. Write them down, in as
much detail as possible, on paper. The more details you provide the better the
exercise will work. Once you have all the negative thoughts that are blocking
the positives in your life down on paper go to the store and buy a metal box.
This can be cash box or any type of small metal box and it can have a lock if
you want, but it has to be seen as strong, durable and solid.

Imagine each of the negative thoughts on your paper being
transferred from your mind to the box. Feel the negativity leaving your body
and entering that strong, solid, impenetrable box. When all the thoughts are
stored in the box place the paper inside and lock the box up; never to be
opened again. Take the box to a dump and throw it away, riding yourself forever
of the negative energy in the box and opening up your life to the positives
around you.

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