What Sets Us Apart?

“To experience lasting change from the inside out,

you need to first heal from the inside out”.

-Paul F. Singh, MA, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Holistic Life Change Coach

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How Do You Know If You Are Addicted?

Addiction often begins with casual or occasional behaviour that increases in frequency and intensity over time.  If you are concerned that you may have an addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex, eating or other substance or process, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you use substances as a coping tool or reward?

  • Do you have trouble controlling how much you use?

  • Are you preoccupied with your next drink, high or addictive activity?

  • Do you lead a compartmentalised life to hide your addiction and appear functional?

  • Do you continue using despite the negative consequences?

  • Are you have been neglecting your career, education, family or partner in favour of your addiction?

  • Do you require increasing amounts of alcohol, drugs, sex, etc. to achieve the desired effects?

  • Do you experience cravings or withdrawals such as anxiety, irritability or nausea?

  • Do you want to cut back or quit, but cannot?

If you answered yes to two or more of the above questions, you are showing signs of addiction.

Generally addiction is accompanied by a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder of mental illness and addiction. Note the terms “Dual Diagnosis” and “Co-occurring Disorders” are often used interchangeably.

What are Common Types of Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Disorders?

There are many mental health disorders that can contribute to a dual diagnosis condition when combined with drug or alcohol abuse. The list below shows some of the more common disorders:

The following steps will help you fight your addiction:

  1. Commit to quitting. Take control of your behavior and commit to fighting your addictions.

  2. Get help from your doctor and psychologist. He or she can be your biggest ally, even if you’re trying to quit a drug he or she prescribed. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medicine that will help ease your cravings for the addictive drug. Talking with your doctor or a counselor about your problems and your drug use can be helpful, too.

  3. Get support. Certain organizations are dedicated to helping people who have addictions. They want you to succeed and will give you the tools and support you need to quit and move on with your life. Ask your family and friends for support, too.

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Disruptive Hope: What Your Therapist Never Told You

Is your addiction quickly taking you down the way the iceberg sank the Titanic

“Traditional rehab therapies for addictions to drugs and alcohol, overeating, sex, power, self-harm, and screen image tend only to scratch the tip of the addiction iceberg. Addiction affects neuroplasticity, your brain’s ability to change itself, and impacts biological functions, emotional health, and the quality of your life. In effect, your addiction hijacks the pleasure centers of your brain; eventually, only your addictive behavior brings any level of gratification and temporary relief from your pain. You probably have insights into why you are medicating your pain above the waterline of your addiction; however, like the story of the Titanic, the real danger of addiction comes from what lies deep below the tip of the iceberg. Fortunately, understanding how your brain heals creates new treatment options for you.

In his brilliant new book, Disruptive Hope, trauma and addiction psychologist Paul F. Singh articulates an innovative blueprint of how your efforts to treat your pain confound your connection with others, yourself, and even God. Reading about and applying Singh’s trailblazing clinical and spiritual approach, along with traditional neuroplasticity therapies, will start to heal your pain and disrupt your addiction, even if you never attend formal therapy sessions. By retraining your brain, you will change your life. This ultramodern holistic process provides a step-by-step roadmap that will unlock your passion, your talents, and your purpose. The ultimate gift of Disruptive Hope is the power it has for influencing your health, transforming your relationships, and touching the ache for something more in your sexuality.”

Copyright 2018. Paul F. Singh. All rights reserved.

Meet Paul Singh

Paul F. Singh, MA, LP, is a trauma and addiction psychologist and an international coach with Holistic Life Change International. Singh has lectured at the former “Meet the Expert” series at the Mayo Clinic and at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Paul is the father of five beautiful children. He loves camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, biking, and running. Paul is a total ocean dude who enjoys decompressing and writing at the ocean. He also loves to frequent international eateries with friends to enjoy a great glass of wine, dance passionately, laugh together, and celebrate the gift of life!

Copyright 2018. Paul F. Singh. All rights reserved.

 
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LIVING THROUGH THE STORM

Riding Wild Waves Into Intense Hope

Crisis Interventions & Counseling Intensives

 

Our crisis interventions and counseling intensives are designed to get healing and a profound recovery process well underway within a focused timeframe, all in strict privacy. Our interventions and intensives are held in Beverly Hills and  Santa Monica, California  as well as Minneapolis, Minnesota.

You can invite several family members and friends to be part of your support team. The beauty of your hand-picked support team is that this new village healing community  can support you after your intervention or counseling intensive is over. This component is critical to healing and lasting change.

 

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