The Celebrity Therapist

The Celebrity Therapist

Why I Created Wake Up Recovery

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Four years ago when my book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” came out I knew there had to be ways to get my message out besides the book so I did speaking engagements, tele-conferences, workshops, television and radio interviews; but something was still missing.  I knew there was more to these concepts then what I shared four years ago.  I knew this because I began to study on my own these concepts in depth and what I learned was nothing short of amazing.

So what did I learn on this journey about the law of attraction or why purpose in the lives of my clients and my life was so vital to feeling alive?  What I learned first and foremost was I was asleep.  That’s right. After a painful divorce from an alcoholic, I realized I lost track of who was I was and what I truly desired.  I was un-conscious and living a life on auto-pilot.   I was so focused for so many years on saving my husband, I lost me.  I had to do some real digging to get myself out of this hole so I could  wake up from this sleepy state;  and that is when I began to study what the laws of the universe really meant.    I was willing to do whatever it took to  bring joy back into my life.   I signed up for classes, tele-summits, courses,  and coaching programs with some of the greatest masters of our time such as Bob Proctor and Mary Morrissey.  This experience really resonated with the saying, “When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Appears.”  Everything was unfolding perfectly……People, places, and things were showing up in miraculous ways.

One of the things I learned was we  are all  so much more than what we see in front of us.  That’s right.  There are invisible laws that are working in our lives that perhaps you can’t touch, see, or hear but they are there.   When you feel loss, let down, or not where you think you should be in your life, the Universe does have your back.  I know this because once I became conscious again, let go of the pain from the past, and put myself in the mindset of action, amazing things began to happen in my life and that is when Wake Up Recovery was born.  After deepening the dive into learning what all this meant, an invisible power came over me and through me (I like to call it infinite energy) which  allowed me to  wrote this program; and this is what I want to share with you.

Next week please join me for my free preview call, “Out of the Box Recovery”.   I would be  so honored to have you join me on this journey.

You will discover why there are so many  alternative ways to reach the same goals in your life, your client’s lives,  and  your recovery process, whether it is from substance abuse, food addictions co-dependency, love addiction, or any other behavior that is keeping you from living fully and awake.

You will learn powerful and practical tools you can incorporate into your life right away or use with your clients immediately.

You will learn processes for a new approach to expand into a new generation looking for purpose that you can use in your life today or to serve your clients more deeply.

This live training will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/6 pm MT/5 pm PT. You will receive a recording if you cannot make the call live.   Sign up here: http://www.wakeuprecovery.com/outside-the-box-recovery-call/

I look forward to taking you on this transformational journey of   aliveness, wakefulness, purposefulness, and creating your greatest dreams as I have….

 

Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Transformational and Recovery Coach.  She is the author of “The Law of the Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” and the creator of wake up recovery.  She is the go to expert on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky and media expert on CNN, HLN, Showbiz Tonight, The Bio Channel, Inside Edition, and E!News.   Go to www.wakeuprecovery.com and get your free audio mediation download and/or  sign up here for her free preview Out of the Box Recovery call. http://www.wakeuprecovery.com/outside-the-box-recovery-call/

When One Addiction Replaces Another: The Rob Kardashian Story

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While Rob Kardashian is certainly not the household name of his two sisters Kim and Khloe, he is also not an unknown to those that watch the family reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”.

It wasn’t too long ago that Rob Kardashian was dealing with a very public announcement of an eating disorder, at least by his family. He was very public about his issues with the way that the family talked about his weight gain and, in fact, did not attend Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kanye West because of comments that were said. In turn, both of his sisters were very public about his consumption of junk food, but the sisters used some questionable pressure tactics and some terrible blame to try to get their brother to change.

While it seems that his weight issue is now under control, another addiction, or perhaps a previously concealed addiction has come to light. He has been accused by the family, and some unnamed friends, of using a variety of prescription medications as well as cough syrup and prescription medication combinations and using marijuana.

The fact is that addiction is addiction and it cannot be treated as you would treat a bad habit or poor behavior. While there is no confirmed addiction with Rob, it is obvious that taunting, teasing and bullying their brother has not helped the situation and, in fact, may have actually created more of a feeling of isolation and separation from the support system that he may so desperately need.

Learning to understand the root of addiction, including food addiction or alcohol and drug addiction, is the first step in actually being able to help somebody. It seems that people on television, especially when their lives are so public, would have the ability to seek professional counseling rather than turning to negativity and blame as incredibly destructive way to try to attempt to provide help.

Sherry Gaba, LCSW, a psychotherapist and life, love, and recovery coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of The Law of Sobriety, which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction. She offers a 10 week Certification for Psychotherapists, Coaches or for anyone wanting to deepening their understanding of using the law of attraction to recovery from any addiction at wakeuprecovery.com. She is also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People and Conscious Entrepreneurs, and to several e-books: Empowerment Manual: Finding Purpose With Intention, Filling the Empty Heart: 5 Keys to Transforming Love Addiction. The e-books Relapse Prevention and Eliminate Limiting Beliefs can be downloaded free of charge at www.sherrygaba.com. Contact Sherry for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages, and speaking engagements.

Signs Of Danger: When Love Turns To Addiction

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masthead.jpgLove addiction can be equated to the need to be in a relationship regardless of how potentially damaging, abusive or even potentially self-destructive it may be. Often, when people are in a relationship, maintaining the relationship becomes all important, even if the other person no longer wishes to remain together.

When a person is addicted to a relationship senses that a breakup is on the horizon he or she often responds by doing whatever possible to try to win back the other person. Unfortunately the other person in the relationship is already emotionally over the connection, really wasn’t in the relationship in the first place, or is simply a user that was taking advantage of the need of the other.

If you are in a relationship that is ending and you can’t seem to let go you may have a love addition. Think about the following and decide if these statements are accurate as to your behavior during the breakup:

  1. As the relationship is ending you feel worthless, valueless and that your life is ending. You may have had thoughts of self harm or even suicide.
  2. You are undergoing a major change in the way that you think, act and behave as a way to try to win back your partner.
  3. You refused to accept the breakup and tell friends that you are on a break or that the relationship is on solid ground.
  4. You are actively chasing the other person, arranging to “accidentally” run into them or even following them either in the real world or through social networking and media sites.
  5. You think about the relationship all the time and feel constant anxiety about a future of being alone.

If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions it is important to get help from a coach, counselor or therapist to help you address the love addiction and learn better coping strategies for your future.

Sherry Gaba, LCSW, a psychotherapist and life, love, and recovery coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of  The Law of Sobriety, which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction.  She offers a 10 week Certification for Psychotherapists, Coaches or for anyone wanting to deepening their understanding of using the law of attraction to recovery from any addiction at wakeuprecovery.com.    She is also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People and Conscious Entrepreneurs, and to several e-books: Empowerment Manual: Finding Purpose With Intention, Filling the Empty Heart: 5 Keys to Transforming Love Addiction. The e-books Relapse Prevention and Eliminate Limiting Beliefs can be downloaded free of charge at www.sherrygaba.com. Contact Sherry for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages, and speaking engagements.

Celebrities And Adderall Abuse

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addictionThere are a range of different reasons and different prescription medications that are abused or used off-label by average people as well as those with celebrity status. One of these medications is Adderall, a drug commonly prescribed for children and adults with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Adderall is actually a combination of two stimulants, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which work by changing the levels of neurotransmitters. It can also be used to treat the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.

In individuals without ADHD Adderall has several effects that make it a very highly sought after drug for many addicts. Using Adderall leads to rapid and continual weight loss, increases mental focus, concentration and alertness as well as helps to decrease fatigue both physically and mentally. This is if it is taken in the prescribed oral tablet form. Some addicts also crush and snort the drug or inject Adderall, leading to a lower cost type of cocaine high. What many people don’t realize is the health risks are extreme and similar to those seen with the use of cocaine, and this drug can be highly addictive.

One of the most famous celebrities associated with the use of Adderall is Brooke Mueller. If you don’t recognize the name immediately she is the wife of Charlie Sheen, who himself has significant and well documented addiction issues.  However, what makes this case unique is that Brooke actually has a prescription for the use of Adderall to treat her ADHD, but she also attended her last rehab, her 19th attempt to get clean, because of an Adderall snorting addiction.

In the past she has also had addictions and rehab stints for crystal meth, which is a very closely related to Adderall. The difficulty with testing Brooke for Adderall is that the test only determines the presence of the drug, not the form in which it was used, which poses difficulties in getting her the help that she may very well need.

Sherry Gaba, LCSW, a psychotherapist and life, love, and recovery coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of  The Law of Sobriety, which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction.  She offers a 10 week Certification for Psychotherapists, Coaches or for anyone wanting to deepening their understanding of using the law of attraction to recovery from any addiction at wakeuprecovery.com.    She is also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People and Conscious Entrepreneurs, and to several e-books: Empowerment Manual: Finding Purpose With Intention, Filling the Empty Heart: 5 Keys to Transforming Love Addiction. The e-books Relapse Prevention and Eliminate Limiting Beliefs can be downloaded free of charge at www.sherrygaba.com. Contact Sherry for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages, and speaking engagements.

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