It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Thank you, Andrew. Your work has altered the way I engage with clients. “My experience in treating thousands of people with substance use problems has taught me that addiction is a natural and meaningful response to the conditions of people’s lives and their emotional and physical impact.” By viewing the addiction through a compassionate lens and seeing that it was the way one survived, much of the shame that has been a barrier to engagement in counseling and healing decreases dramatically. I am finding that clients will continue to engage in counseling and not disappear when struggling when this shift in perspective occurs. Thank you again for your relentless commitment to making this approach so very accessible.
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