Welcome to Counseling Services Direct for Marriage and Family Therapy. Emotional sobriety is the core foundation of wellness and balance that is essential for your health as well as the functioning of relationships. Learning ways in which to regulate your emotions and respond with clarity and intention within your social space is an essential part of relational well being. Regardless of the external environment you always have a choice to step back and slow down and choose to respond in a new and healthier way to your surroundings in order to promote relationships that are based upon the likelihood of being peaceful, understanding, and secure. By exploring resources such as marriage counseling as well as family therapy you can learn to increase emotional sobriety. Improving self regulation and internal equilibrium can lead to a more confortable way of thinking, feeling, and interacting. I would like to encourage you to consider the reasons that emotional sobriety is important to the you and all of your relationships:
- Explore finding your inner center and tolerance level in the present moment by simply attending to what you need to nurture yourself and cultivate emotional balance. (EX: Practice calming your mind by deeply breathing and giving yourself permission to set clear boundaries that allow for self care and relational well being).
- Find helpful resources such as readings, counseling, and groups to learn how to begin to balance your emotions and thinking so they are congruent and calm. (EX: Balance emotions, thoughts, and behaviors by not being controlled by unconscious compulsive actions by practicing mindfulness).
The previous points are important to provide you with information to help you acknowledge the importance of emotional sobriety. I hope this information has been helpful and has awakened your awareness of the value they hold in providing a strong foundation for the health of your marriage, family and all your important relationships.
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Contact us at Counseling Services Direct for Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy and get started today: (O) 516-484-2829 or (C) 914-960-2723.
Stacey Chernin, M.A., LMFT, CFT