Impulse Control Group
Being unable to appropriately handle destructive impulses can lead to harmful behaviors, fractured personal and professional relationships, and a loss of control over your life. Many people with mental health disorders, particularly those with addiction issues, struggle with the ability to resist impulsive drives, and need intensive treatment to help them handle the urges that interfere with their functioning. Bridges to Recovery offers specialized therapy with our Impulse Control Group, to allow you to explore and change your impulsive behaviors in a safe environment with both professional and peer support.
Through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices, our Impulse Control Group teaches you to identify your triggers and develop the skills to process your emotions in a healthy and purposeful way. Behaviors such as substance abuse, overeating, binging/purging, gambling, and pornography addiction are thoughtfully examined, and innovative therapeutic techniques are employed to help you overcome your impulsive behaviors. However, not all impulses originate from addictive behavior; group therapy can give you the tools you need to recognize all types of destructive behavioral patterns that are keeping you from living the life you want. For example, clients who repeatedly engage in damaging relationships can make great gains by developing both realistic understandings of their actions and finding alternative ways of managing the emotions that led them to engage in these impulsive choices.
Benefits of our Impulse Control Group include:
- Processing distressing emotions within a supportive, empathetic group
- Developing the ability to identify triggers and disrupt destructive impulses
- Learning to replace harmful patterns with positive thoughts and behaviors
- Understanding the underlying roots of your impulses
- Gaining enhanced self-awareness, self-esteem, and a greater sense of control
- Learning from the experiences of peers who have first-hand knowledge of impulse control issues
Impulse Control Group at Bridges to Recovery
At Bridges to Recovery, we structure our Impulse Control Group around our clients’ needs, to ensure that the therapeutic process is relevant, meaningful, and effective. In an intimate environment, you have the opportunity to delve deeply into the underlying causes of your impulses and explore the barriers that are keeping you from progress. With the support of highly trained professionals and peers who share similar struggles, you can safely experiment with alternative coping mechanisms and learn strategies for increasing distress tolerance and enhancing your sense of mastery and self-control. As part of an individualized treatment plan, our Impulse Control Group can play a vital role in your recovery and help you on the path to healing.
We invite you to contact us for more information about our Impulse Control Group or any of our mental health disorder treatment options.