Addictions, Escapism, and Faulty Coping Mechanisms Although they don’t provide a long-term solution to the underlying issue, they become unconscious habits that are not helpful or conducive to the life we want. In this way, they become addictions – whether it’s toward alcohol or drugs, junk food, video games or social media, gambling or shopping, or anger and aggressive behavior… they’re all forms of escaping or attempting to cope that harm our relationships to ourselves and others. ADDICTIONS, ESCAPISM, AND FAULTY COPING MECHANISM THERAPY CAN HELP WITH: A better understanding of yourself and the stressors you’re escaping A questionable or unhealthy relationship with alcohol or other substances Binge watching TV shows, getting lost in gaming or gambling, or getting sucked into social media to “numb out” Disruption to obligations at work, school, or home because of the use of coping mechanisms Decreased quality of relationships Feelings of isolation, shame, guilt, or worry about the future A desire to cut down on use of coping mechanism and unsuccessful efforts to do so Uncovering and processing underlying issues so you can stop running Building a toolkit of healthy practices and tools you can draw upon when compelled to partake A renewed sense of hope in a better quality of life Helping you feel compassion and love for yourself Rebuilding trust with yourself and confidence you can handle whatever comes your way Strengthening your relationship with yourself and others HOW DOES ADDICTIONS, ESCAPISM, AND FAULTY COPING MECHANISM THERAPY WORK AT BLISS? Faulty coping mechanisms manifest differently in everyone. No matter what you’re dealing with, your Bliss therapist will meet you where you are and help you move forward towards a healthier, more mindful future. At Bliss, we believe your counselling should be as unique as you are. We’ll begin by getting you matched with the perfect therapist who you “click” with. When you know, you know. Then, you’ll get started with your initial session. During this appointment (virtual or in-person, your pick), you’ll connect with your therapist and share your current situation, what you’re currently struggling with and where you’d like to grow. From here, you and your therapist will work together to create a custom path to healing, so you can stop escaping and start feeling more present in your life. After each session, you’ll leave feeling clarity on the why behind your coping mechanisms and confidence in your ability to take the tools you learn in therapy into the “real world.” You and your therapist will work together to determine how many sessions will be supportive of your healing. Once you’ve established a relationship with the therapist you “click” with, you’ll be able to restart therapy whenever you need added support. GET STARTED WITH ADDICTIONS, ESCAPISM, AND FAULTY COPING MECHANISM THERAPY TODAY. If you’re on this page, chances are you know this is right for you. You don’t have to figure it out alone anymore – we’re here and ready to help you take the next step. Simply fill out the form below to book your initial session.