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Pills and Skills Recovery with Dr. Chris Maria

Author: Dr. Chris Maria

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Pills and Skills Recovery is a podcast that focuses on recovery from childhood trauma and mental illness.
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In today's show I'm finishing my series on When You Didn't Get What You Needed from a Mother to Have a Good Start in Life. This is Part 5 the last show in this series. Today I talk about healing mother wounds. Listen to learn more. 
In today's show, I continue my series When You Didn't Get What You Needed from a Mother to Have a Good Start in Life. I talk about the hole in a child's heart when a mother is emotionally absent. I talk about the effects of living with an emotionally absent--what you miss and don't get. I talk about the difference between emotional neglect and emotional abuse, and finally, I address what causes a mother to fail her child. In today's show, I reference the book The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori.Listen to learn more. 
In today's show I go over a list of the 7 best ways to quit drinking.  This list was compiled by Very Well Mind, a trusted and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. Listen to learn more. 
In today's show, I go over signs of codependency and examples. I cover why it happens, risk factors and characteristics, and ways you can identify if you are in a codependent relationship. Listen to learn more 
What is Codependency?

What is Codependency?

2021-05-1428:30

In today's show I talk about Codependency, specifically I answer the question: What is Codependency? I go over a definition of codependency and provide examples. I cover signs of codependency and why it’s an unhealthy relationship dynamic. Finally I provide coping skills you can use to reduce your tendency to be codependent. Listen to learn more. 
In today’s show I talk about toxic relationships. I cover what is a toxic relationship, signs of a toxic relationship. I provide examples of toxic behavior vs. healthy behavior, and I go over types of toxic relationships and how to cope with toxic relationships. Listen to learn more.
In today's show, I talk about changing your behavior and specifically the 6 stages of behavior change. The 6 Stages of Change include the following: Stage 1 - PrecontemplationStage 2 - ContemplationStage 3 - PreparationStage 4 - ActionStage 5 - MaintenanceStage 6 - RelapseListen to learn more about each stage. 
In today's show, I continue my series When You Didn't Get What You Needed from a Mother.  Today, I specifically talk about Attachment --the bond between a mother and child. Referencing Jasmin Lee Cori's book The Emotionally Absent Mother, I go over what is secure attachment, why it is so important. how it affects brain development and self-esteem and I talk about several types of insecure attachment. 
In today's show, I'll go over 10 roles a child needs a mother to play. Roles like, being a nurturer, a cheerleader, a mentor, a protector and more. These roles and the function they play are important for a child’s development--just like the messages they get (Discussed in Part 1). When any of these essential roles is missing, it leaves a hole in our development. And that deficit affects our feelings, beliefs, and behavior. In today's show I reference the book The Emotionally  Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori.
In this episode, I talk about when you didn't get what you needed from your mother to have a good start in life. I cover what children need from a mother and elements of a good mother. I look at how when children don't get what they need from their mother, there are significant deficits in their foundation. In this episode, I reference the book The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori. 
In today's episode, I talk about Emotional Abuse. I explain what it is, how to if you are being emotionally abuse, and types of emotional abuse. I talk about the impact of emotional abuse and tips for dealing with emotional abuse.
In today's show, I talk about Ways to Boost Your Self Confidence. I share 5 ways to boost your self confidence , to believe in yourself more, your abilities, and overall feel good about yourself.
Forgiving Yourself

Forgiving Yourself

2021-02-0828:29

In today's show, I talk about forgiving yourself for the way you survived childhood trauma, specifically child sexual abuse and changing those behaviors that are not working to your advantage.
In today's show, I finish talking about Recognizing the Damage of Child Sexual Abuse. I wasn't able to finish in the first show, so I'm finishing here in Part 2. In part one I covered 4 areas of your life that are damaged by child sexual abuse. They areYour Self-esteem and sense of personal powerYour FeelingsYour body Your ability to have intimacyHere in Part 2, I cover 3 remaining areas that are damaged by child sexual abuse. They areYour sexualityThe way you parenty our children and  Family relationship. Be sure to listen to Part 1. Also, subscribe to my podcast. Each week when I upload a show, you'll receive a notification.
In today's show, I close out my series Longing to be My Real True Self.  I explain that as you work through the core issues you develop living a false, codependent self,  you must experience your feelings and emotions, grieve your losses and as you do, you transform your life and get back to being your real, true self. 
In today's show, I talk about Recognizing the Damage of Child Sexual Abuse. I'm referencing the book, The Courage to Heal and I cover 4 areas of our lives that are damaged by child sexual abuse. They areYour self-esteem and sense of personal powerFeelingsYour body and Your ability to have intimacyBe sure to subscribe to my podcast. Each week when I upload a show, you'll receive a notification.
Today's show is about smoke addiction and specifically the 6 Best Apps to help you quit smoking.  The reasons I'm talking about smoking addiction is mental illness and addiction often coexist.Listen to learn more about the 6 Best Apps to help you quit smoking. 
In today's show, I talk about the 4 parenting styles: Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive or Indulgent, and Uninvolved or Neglectful parenting. It is important to know your parenting style because the way you parent your children can affect everything from their self esteem to their mental health. 
In today's show, I share 10 natural treatments for depression. I talk about the importance of getting into a routine, setting SMART goals, exercising, tapping into your spirituality and more. 
In today's show, I talk about conditions that cause low self-esteem. I go over a checklist for you to determine if you have a healthy or low self esteem. Finally I look at ways to improve how you feel about yourself.
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