Typical Feelings During Recovery and Importance of Emotional Intelligence

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Although everyone has a distinct EQ, the best part is that everyone can increase their EQ with a little effort. At Skyward Center, there are different ways to approach addiction treatment and sobriety maintenance. Different therapy pathways are available, which are designed to reassure our patients. We think that allowing our clients to choose their most convenient plan is essential for them to continue their healthy recovery. We provide both a traditional treatment plan and a program emphasizing emotional intelligence and mindfulness.

What Function Does Emotional Intelligence Play in Addiction Treatment?

Emotional intelligence is used to equip our client’s with skills that they can utilize for the rest of their life when it comes to battling addiction. Such transferrable skills include the capacity to select one’s emotional triggers, control one’s emotional reactions, and increase the interval between the triggering of an incident and one’s emotional response via the development and maintenance of frequent mindfulness practice. The program supports preserving mental stability and preventing relapse. It is essential to increase everyone’s understanding of the patient’s emotional condition to respond immediately and appropriately should a negative emotional episode occur. This will help to avoid relapse. Every group meeting in the Emotional Intelligence treatment program begins and ends with meditation, a key component of the construction and enhancement of self-awareness.

Typical Emotions That Are Experienced All Through Addiction Recovery.

Guilt

Among the emotions that emerge most often in the early phases of recovery is guilt. Despite guilt’s propensity to keep us stuck in the past, we may still utilize it to motivate healthy behavioral adjustments. Moving forward requires acknowledging previous mistakes and taking responsibility for them.

Loneliness

Many aspects of sobriety may leave you feeling completely lonely. You run the danger of losing your relationships with others who were close to you during your past life of addiction. The healing process includes removing oneself from situations or individuals that can lead to a relapse, although doing so might make one feel lonely. It’s essential to make an attempt to establish fresh, constructive relationships, maybe via 12-step programs or volunteer work.

Shame

Shame is a combination of emotions resulting from a negative self-evaluation. It may encourage negative thought habits and cause low self-esteem. Emotional well-being in recovery depends on self-forgiveness; this does not include letting go of unpleasant feelings but learning healthy coping mechanisms. In certain situations, a therapist, long-time friend, sponsor, or beloved one can be beneficial in helping you get over shame.

Anger/rage/fury

Recognize that although rage is natural, self-awareness is necessary. While fury has the potential to produce bad effects and destructive behavior, it may also be a useful tool for releasing suppressed emotions. Your fury may appear more frequent and severe now that substances aren’t impairing your judgment. Different individuals experience aggression in different ways, but developing self-awareness and coping mechanisms can enable you to direct your anger toward positive outcomes rather than negative ones.

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Our aim at Skyward Treatment Center is to support you on your path to long–term sobriety. For more details about the many therapeutic interventions we provide, please get in touch with our Dallas facility immediately. The decision to get addiction treatment is personal, but we’re happy to guide you in the right direction.