- Author's Website: www.IngridMathieu.com
- Author Bio Info: BIO: Ingrid Mathieu has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a Master’s Degree in transpersonal psychology. She is currently in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. Her diverse clinical background includes vast experience in the field of addiction and recovery and her expertise in this area led to writing her first book, Recovering Spirituality: Achieving Emotional Sobriety in your Spiritual Practice, which is being published by Hazelden Press in September, 2011. For more information, please visit her website: www.IngridMathieu.com
Posted To Thine Own Self Be True to Ingrid Mathieu
What is your gut telling you?"To thine own self be true" is one of the underlying tenets of recovery. But how do we honor this wise sentiment by Shakespeare? One way is to check in with the "me" that I'm...
Posted Redefining "Wrong Turns" on the Road of Emotional Sobriety to Ingrid Mathieu
Health and healing is not a linear process. The path of spiritual and psychological development is not linear. In short, this means that we can toss out the idea that we are supposed to get better and better, day-by-day, eventually...
Posted Self-Care During the Holidays to Ingrid Mathieu
Tips and tricks to save yourself this holiday season. I've heard from many clients over the years that they have an irrational fear that if they take care of themselves--no one else will. It's as though there is only so...
Posted Feelings, What Feelings? to Ingrid Mathieu
How to check in, when you really want to check out.One of the hallmarks of addiction is using substances or other behaviors to escape what you're feeling. Even in recovery, there are subtle ways that one can escape his or...
Posted When Vision Becomes Tunnel Vision to Ingrid Mathieu
Having a vision is a powerful tool. It means that you are honoring your goals, aspiring towards them, and taking risks to expand your horizons. But sometimes our visions for ourselves subtly turn into tunnel vision. We can't see anything...
Posted Becoming More of Who You Already Are to Ingrid Mathieu
We've all received countless messages throughout our lives telling us that the goal is to be somebody. It's the American Dream. We get it from the media, from our families and our friends. So many of us have aligned ourselves...
Posted What is Emotional Sobriety? to Ingrid Mathieu
What is Emotional Sobriety? Some might think that it means being "happy, joyous, and free," a common adage in 12-Step meetings, taken from AA literature. Of course, people like this definition. It means that if they work a good program, they...