The Addict's Journey from Escape & Avoidance to Authenticity & Transparency
It has been said, "We are only as sick as our secrets." Another way of coming at this would be: "Living in secrecy keeps our addiction alive."
In this episode Mark and Steve share their own past personal struggles with authenticity and transparency. And, they answer some common questions—
- WHY is it so terrifying to allow others to truly "see us" just as we are on the inside without the outside facade of masks, personas, guardedness, acting, story-telling, half-truths, selective disclosure, etc.?
- WHERE does this FEAR of being seen come from? What are its origins?
- HOW does the lack of authenticity and transparency FEED addiction and keep us trapped?
- WHAT are the initial, simple STEPS for daring to come out of secrecy and hiding to finally BE SEEN?
Find out more about Steve Moore at: Ascension Counseling
Learn more about Mark Kastleman at: Reclaim Counseling Services
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How can you "heal" your marriage relationship?—https://www.reclaimcounselingservices.com/how-to-mend-your-marriage