- Mindfulness in the Age of Distraction 01 Apr
So what would it be like to be really present today with a family member or friend whom you really love? To fully give your attention to that person without checking your phone (not even once)? The long-term benefits of spending some time each day fully tuning in to the present moment without phone distractions may just surprise you.Continue reading →
- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month 08 Mar
There’s more to March Madness than just the game. Online Fantasy Basketball betting can lead down the road to addiction. Recently the New York Times collaborated with PBS Frontline to reveal how fantasy sports has led to gambling problems among some participants: Watch the ‘Frontline’ and Times Documentary on Fantasy Sports and Online Gambling.
Through the state-funded CalGETS program, Modern Counseling San Diego offers free, confidential counseling for problem gamblers as well as family members, friends, and co-workers affected by problem gambling.
If you think that gambling may have gotten out of control, take the gamblers self-assessment quiz. Are you a family member, friend or co-worker of a problem gambler? Find out if you are affected by taking this quiz on the California Department of Public Health’s website. To make an appointment for free, confidential counseling, call 619-549-3994.
Problem gambling happens when gambling is no longer a game. Like other addictions, betting begins to impact relationships, quality of life and/or finances. Gambling takes many forms including card games like poker and black jack, mahjong, roulette, slots, sporting events, stocks/financial markets, fantasy sports, lottery, horse racing and bingo. Betting can be done on-line, in a casino, card room, or at the track.Continue reading →
- Creating Connection in Relationships 07 Feb
Two experts in bonding look at key responses in love relationships. The video below shows us what happens when we disconnect and how to repair disconnection.
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