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Hosted by Lynn Matti, The Sober Therapist, and Life Recovery Specialist. A Professional LIcensed Psychotherapist and Life Transition Coach. International training, experience, and practice. Guidance and inspiration for seekers, healers, helpers, survivors, and highly sensitive people (HSP Peeps), to build a life of awareness, insight, honesty, integrity, genuineness, true self-care & development Let your inner intuitive soul free! Find exclusive content at www.sobersoulrecovery.net Lynn teac ...
 
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A good cognitive therapist helps you examine your thoughts and consider how accurate and useful they are. To recognize distorted thoughts, see yourself in a more balanced way, and build self-compassion. ‘Positive thinking’ on the other hand would be telling yourself, “I’m not unlovable, I’m perfect in every way at every moment!!” This is an exe ...…
 
Tips For Dry January, February and beyond that will help you make the most of time off of alcohol or other unhealthy behaviors. How to understand the good, the bad and how to move forward.
 
Family can be one of our greatest sources of physical security and emotional support. But family environments can also foster destructive emotions and behaviors, including substance abuse and addiction. The genetic ties that make blood relatives so close can also hold the seeds of compulsive or addictive behaviors, and the self-harming actions ...…
 
Lynn shares valuable information for what kind of recovery pathways are available, what they consist of and how people successfully transform their lives.
 
In psychology, coping means to invest own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict. The psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. Why Does Trauma Affect Trust? Attachment Styles How We Learn to Cope. The Effec ...…
 
“To know pain is human. To need is human…Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into ‘those who offer help’ and ‘those who need help.’ The truth is that we are both. Need is the most beautiful compact between humans.” ~ Brené Brown…
 
What is Intuitive Self Coaching? A reactivation of your inner-tutor (in-tuition) learning to reopen the direct pathway to your wise self and connect to ancient wisdom. While to some this may sound a wee bit woohooy, science supports what I teach. Oh, and contrary to popular belief, your thoughts and worries are not your intuition. Most of us le ...…
 
When a family member is suffering from addiction, other members of the family typically adopt certain behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes to cope with the destructive impact of substance use. These coping strategies may seem like the only way to deal with the addiction, but in fact, are often very unhealthy and harmful…
 
What makes women happy? We have so many choices, yet often have difficulty feeling good about what comes next. What do we turn to? Self-help, surgery, sex? Money, power, career? The options for women now are endless. But has too much choice killed off contentment? Lynn dives deep and gets to some solutions along the way.…
 
What makes women happy? We have so many choices, yet often have difficulty feeling good about what comes next. What do we turn to? Self-help, surgery, sex? Money, power, career? The options for women now are endless. But has too much choice killed off contentment? Lynn dives deep and gets to some solutions along the way.…
 
Lynn shares her thoughts on why we are asking this question more often. Across most generations, genders, and demographics in the U.S., drug use has increased. Whether discussing heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana or synthetics, American drug abuse has reached alarming levels. With so much information available about the dangers of drug use ...…
 
Lynn shares suggestions to help establish boundaries throughout the holidays and throughout the year. Knowing where your boundaries lie is critical to leading a well-balanced life but this time can elicit more boundary-crossing and from so many different sources that it's imperative to protect your ‘sacred space.’…
 
Each year, the holiday season brings friends and family members together to celebrate each other’s company. However, holidays can be an equally stressful time, where more family time can be emotional and those without close family/friends may feel increased loneliness, isolation, and depression. Many people find substance use as a way of coping ...…
 
Let’s just set the record straight once and for all shall we? Lynn shares the accurate and up to date information you need to hear, learn and know.
 
The holiday season is filled with triggers: financial pressure, family conflicts and large gatherings. Typically, the holidays involve seeing old friends, family and situations that may have involved drinking or using drugs in the past. So here are some thoughts and tips I’ve gathered.
 
Located in Portland, OR, Olivia Pennelle (Liv) is an experienced writer, journalist, and coach. She is the founder of the popular site Liv’s Recovery Kitchen, a site dedicated to helping people flourish in their recovery.
 
There are a lot of reasons for us to learn to slow down, relax, and live with more peace and joy. When we are centered, calm, and joyful, we have so much more to offer our families, friends, and communities. We are open to discovering our inner strengths, and are able to improve our relationships with ourselves and those we love.…
 
Life changes are inevitable. Whether it’s a job change, the beginning or end of a relationship, starting a family, or a loss, transitions are part of the human experience – yet can often be difficult to adapt to. Through a little alcohol or any other substance use or overuse in the mix and the chaos can be overwhelming. Transformation literally ...…
 
Codependency and perfectionism often involve exploration of early childhood issues and their connection to current dysfunctional/unhealthy behavior patterns. Getting in touch with deep-rooted feelings of hurt, loss, and anger will allow you to reconstruct appropriate relationship dynamics.
 
Kelley Kitley is a rising international women’s mental health expert and author of “My Self”, an autobiography which lays bare the vulnerability and isolation unique to Kitley, and to women in general while revealing the transformation of loss into a surplus of riches beyond even the very author's wildest imagination.…
 
Change might not come easily, but psychologists have developed a number of ways to effectively help people change their behavior. Many of these techniques are used by therapists, physicians, and teachers. Researchers have also proposed theories to explain how change occurs. Understanding the elements of change, the stages of change, and ways to ...…
 
Shine, Define and Realign Awareness, Insight and behavior change We all have the capacity, inner wisdom and intelligence to define and shape the world we live in. Not the big global village, but the everyday life we walk around in. Importantly, we have everything we need to achieve hope, harmony and happiness right inside our minds, bodies and ...…
 
Shine, Define and Realign Awareness, Insight and behavior change We all have the capacity, inner wisdom and intelligence to define and shape the world we live in. Not the big global village, but the everyday life we walk around in. Importantly, we have everything we need to achieve hope, harmony and happiness right inside our minds, bodies and ...…
 
Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. But what if we lack motivation and really need to change? Lynn answers that burning question.
 
Learning to suppress or overly control our emotions has serious consequences. When we avoid our feelings, we tune out important clues as to who we are. We limit our capacity for self-understanding and fail to fully experience or shape our lives.
 
Someone may appear to be one of the nicest and most selfless people you could ever hope to meet. But hidden beneath the surface, there may likely be a simmering cauldron of conflict, rage and resentment. Like many who are extreme people-pleasers, they find it impossibly difficult to say 'No', and have an uncontrollable, almost obsessive need fo ...…
 
Omar Pinto, founder of the recovery life coaching community SHAIR SPACE. of The SHAIR Podcast features new inspirational recovery stories every Tuesday. He shares how he learned more about his feelings in the last two years of recovery than during his previous 13!
 
I get the logic of labeling, but I'm just tired of it. Not only the oldies, but the new ones too. Initially I called myself an alcoholic, but no more, it's not who I was or am. I was a person who got a lot of shit done, really well, the old "high functioning" drinker. But, I was also a person struggling with how to cope with life, who hid it we ...…
 
Laurel Anne Stark is speaker, writer, mentor, entrepreneur and women in long term sobriety. Laurel Anne learned from her “work hard, play hard” mantra and tells how she transformed her life of “trainwrecking around” by breaking up with alcohol and becoming a seeker of the sustainable home, health and work life.…
 
Without consciously acknowledging the need that is triggering the emotional reaction, we become enslaved to the need. On the other hand, if we honestly declare our needs—that we had expected people to treat us in a particular way and had hoped events would unfold as we had planned—then we can begin to see life more objectively. From this perspe ...…
 
In today’s society, we want immediate relief from discomfort, be it physical or emotional. The easiest, and most dangerous response for these women is to begin drinking just a little earlier in the day or take one or two of those pain killers in the medicine cabinet…or both. Such behavior is easily justified. “All my friends drink during the da ...…
 
Everybody is stressed, be it about a job, family, relationship, daily life or whatever. In this episode we reclaim the true understanding and meaning of what it is to be stressed and get to the core of how to beat it.
 
People with perfectionism hold themselves to impossibly high standards. They think what they do is never good enough. Some people mistakenly believe that perfectionism is a healthy motivator, but that’s not the case. Perfectionism can make you feel unhappy with your life. It can lead to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and self-harm. Even ...…
 
Perfectionism is a tricky little beast, isn’t it? For some, it’s a form of motivation – pushing one towards their goals, accomplishing feats, and helping them to succeed. But, let’s be real. There’s a fine line to walk with perfectionism, and the majority of us (I presume) fall on the wrong side – the side that causes us to obsess over small de ...…
 
In the company of Women A place where women support one another with wisdom and celebrated each others’ successes and joys. Removing from our day to day lives the substances, behaviors, and beliefs that numb our creativity, intuition, and intelligence. We believe this is not only possible but vital for our collective future. This is why SoberSo ...…
 
I chose today’s topic because of the emotions I have felt in the last week due to the intensity of the media coverage regarding the deaths of two high profile people. My heart aches for them both, along with the families now suffering the layers of pain associated with a loved one who has taken their own life. Many of us in the mental wellness ...…
 
Main Points: How to recognize unhealthy boundaries? Breaking down boundaries. What’s ok and not is not ok, for your wellbeing? Expectations are premeditated Resentments! How we come to develop poor boundaries. 10 Doables for setting and building better boundaries.
 
Hey SoberSouls! Lynn Matti here, the sober therapist, welcome! This week I am entirely inspired by a recent blog by Brene Brown, The Midlife Unraveling at brenebrown.com. I also have a request for my weekly listeners. Although most of you are listening via my website, I am hoping you may be willing to visit Itunes and leave a quick rating or wr ...…
 
My very first guest here on on The SoberSoul Recovery Podcast is Veronica Valli. Veronica has worked as a therapist and life coach specializing in addiction for over ten years; her experience includes working with young people in the criminal justice system, primary care adult treatment, outreach services and private practice. Veronica has also ...…
 
In this Episode you will learn: Why overusing a substance is a mental health issue. Most people who overuse a substance or controlling behaviors have a mental health issue The Yin and Yang of treating mental pain with alcohol or drugs. Self talk that keeps us stuck in time The “single lane” choice that creates a roadblock to sustainable change ...…
 
In this Episode you will learn: Who Benefits from developing a Buffer Zone/Bubble Wrap (aka-Toolbox). The top 10 reasons people relapse on drink, drug or behaviors. How to Integrating the 5 elements of The SoberSoul Recovery practice to prevent relapse. Why the words easy, effortless and empowerment keep us on the road to relapse. This show is ...…
 
Hey Everyone! Lynn Matti here, the sober therapist, welcome to the episode #8 of The Sobersoul Recovery Podcast. If you are just tuning in, thank you for finding me and if you are a returning listener welcome back! In this Episode you will learn: What I do and have done to maintain a healthy Recovery. Some of my mistakes and what I learned from ...…
 
In this episode, Lynn gets real about the long overdue conversation about “Mommy Drinking” in the media and beyond. Ignoring political correctness and diving deep into the history and social root causes of this recently developing women’s health phenomenon. She talks about the recent segment on The Today Show hosted by Megyn Kelly featuring psy ...…
 
In this episode you will learn: Differences between triggers, cravings and urges. Why do some cravings lead to relapse while others do not? The link between cravings and behaviors. Why using willpower (control) actually leads to more cravings. What is the connection between anxiety and cravings? What explains the mysterious urge to do something ...…
 
Oh, my gosh, I am so excited to get to this point in our audio relationship with today’s topic, Emotional vs Physical dependence and why does it matter? What I discovered years ago, while still in my early training and I’m about to share, was and is so powerful that shifted not only how I understand and live with myself, but informed me about a ...…
 
Are you curious about stopping or learning to moderate your use of alcohol or drugs? Maybe your just questioning if “this” is the lifestyle you want. In this week’s episode, Lynn shares an issue that everyone faces when looking at changing their behavior around drinking, drugging or other problematic behaviors which may no longer suit your life ...…
 
This week on The SoberSoul Recovery Podcast “Why I Drank and Popped Pills” Get the scoop on this BIG question “Why Do I _____ So Much?” Fill in the blank with any behavior that is causing you distress, because we are all doing something too much. This and more from Lynn, a professionally trained and personally tested addiction expert.…
 
This week we first offer a little clarity on the difference between addiction, dependence and substance use disorders. Lynn clears up confusion surrounding the "grey areas" of the terminology used in describing and defining the spectrum of problematic use alcohol and drugs. She describes the how to better understand where you are in your use an ...…
 
Welcome to the SoberSoul Recovery Podcast. Here, we shine a little light on the overuse of alcohol and drugs as a way of coping with our every day stress. Each week, we'll explore ways to start, build, and master a sober life that you don't need to escape from. Hey, everyone. My name is Lynn Matti, and I am so very excited about today. Thank yo ...…
 
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