Alina Lodge Blog
Who doesn’t enjoy the opportunity to say "I told you so?"
Perhaps only the most self-critical and masochistic individual doesn’t like to be vindicated. What follows in this piece is the story of vindication for the way we do certain things -- and always have done certain things -- at the Little Hill Foundation.
Client-Centered-Therapy and Client-Centered Language is changing the way we do therapy and document client records all together.
It allows the client to be the expert with their story, empowers their decision-making; and increases autonomy within the counseling relationship while being genuine, and truly empathetic using client-sensitive language.
In my experience, approximately 40-50% of our population of women with Substance Use Disorder have also been diagnosed with an Eating Disorder, or display disordered eating behaviors.
Due to the severity of both illnesses, and in order to be a more effective therapist, I believe it is essential to treat these disorders concurrently.
Happiness to me is being ok with myself and everything around me just the way it is.
That took years of self-work to achieve. I was always chasing more, unhappy with what I had and blaming others. I had no idea how to live in the day. Just like breathing I have to practice daily acceptance, gratitude, humility, staying in the moment, and listening to others.
I am writing this note the day after our annual Gratitude Picnic.
It will be difficult to top this year’s event! Perfect weather, a fantastic turnout, great food, a superb speaker, friends old and new! It is just wonderful to see our beautiful campus filled with beaming smiles. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard and gave so much to make it such a success.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 is #4Mind4Body, reflecting the relationship between mind and body in health. In the words on the ancient Romans, "Mens sana in corpore sano" ("A sound mind in a sound body").
What is mindfulness and how do you practice it?
Mindfulness is a term used to describe a way of responding to stress that allows you to get out of old mental patterns which worsen stress and decrease problem solving.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month,
a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in 1987 to increase awareness and outreach surrounding the dangers of alcohol.
A message from Erica Norris
I’d like to tell you why the Picnic is so important to me personally. You see, I am a recipient of the Scholarship Fund. Without it, I would not have been able to finish my stay at Alina Lodge. When I ran out of funds, Alina Lodge did not discharge me. I stayed until my counselor said I was ready to go.
The Gratitude Picnic and the Scholarship Fund is what made this possible. It is my honor to be the Chairperson of the 2019 Gratitude Picnic
You can help support the Scholarship Fund with a purchase of a Gratitude Journal ad, a raffle ticket or sponsorship. The Journal ad form is attached, and you may write a message in honor of your counselor, a loved one, a memorial or a simple message of hope to others. You never know the life you have touched... Read full article.
Erica Norris Chairperson
A message from our Executive Director - William Robbins
I must say I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about both our founder, Mrs. Geraldine Delaney and our most recent Executive Director, Michael Hornstein... It's about Time
March is National Nutrition Month.
Nutrition in Recovery: The goal is to find a balance in intake between Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat to meet macronutrient needs, balance brain chemistry, and maintain a stable blood glucose level...
Don’t Call Me Names: You’re Codependent, You’re An Enabler, You’re The Weak Link.
The truth is Codependency is different than loving, caring, helping and being supportive.