Brynn Cicippio shares her experience on sobriety and the influence of alcohol on our current culture.Learn More
Thank you to the Best of the Main Line for putting together a fantastic event. Here is a glimpse of all the memories shared at the Best of the Main Line yesterday. We could not wait to share all these great photos with you. We are beyond humbled, proud and grateful.
This could not have been done without our amazing therapists. Loving my team and the care and the empathy and excellence they pour into every client in our practice, and the care and consideration extended to the families, and loved ones of our clients. Because as we all know, no matter who shows up to the therapy room, we care for the entire family system.
We love you all. Here are the memories made at the Best of the Main Line:Learn More
BCA Founder Brynn Cicippio shares specific coping skills to support your mental and emotional health.Learn More
Click the link to listen to Her Story with Kathy Romano with Brynn Cicippio, owner of BCA Therapy talks about therapy and the holidays.
Somatic Therapy is a holistic form of therapy that is grounded in the relationship between mind and body. It can help patients who suffer from a range of ailments which include trauma and PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, and sexual frustration.
Somatic therapy combines mindfulness, talk therapy, and what can be considered alternatives of physical therapy. Therapists will help you focus on your body and revive memories or traumatic experiences and pay attention to any physical responses you have once the emotion is experienced or the memory is recovered.
Sara Witkowski, MA, RYT brings in a unique focus to BCA Therapy with that of Somatic Therapy. By bridging the mind and body together. Sara invites connection and transformation for all clients, leading to sustainable healing and change. Sara supports children, teens, and adults.
Addiction can affect your life in many ways which can be more than just substance abuse. It can be caused by alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gambling and more. Long-term addiction can lead to death, mental health issues, cancer, diseases, losing your job, losing friendships and loved ones.
It is important to have something you can look at that will help you know that you are not alone, and you can recover from your addiction. This can be done by knowing the 7 C’s of Addiction.
The 7 C’s of Addiction can help you or others suffering from addiction:
- I didn’t CAUSE it.
- I can’t CONTROL it.
- I can’t CURE it.
- But I can help take CARE of myself.
- By COMMUNICATING my feelings.
- Making healthy CHOICES.
- And CELEBRATING me.
Let us know if the 7 C’s worked for you! Let’s DO THE WORK and celebrate the recovery!
Some ways to decline alcohol at any age and in any setting:
No thanks. Nah, I’m good. I’m driving. I’m on antibiotics. I have to be up early. I’m leaving soon. My mom will know. My husband asked me not to. I don’t feel good. I’m training for a sport. I get drug tested for work. I don’t drink what’s here. I’m still hungover from yesterday. I’m trying to lose weight. I’m not interested. Alcohol isn’t my thing. I don’t want to.
Saying “No” or quitting alcohol can be harder for others, but there’s is always support if you need help.
If you are having trouble quitting alcohol or need extra help, visit a therapist at BCA Therapy. We are here to help guide you through the process of sobriety.
We have no control over others behavior, even those we love and care for. We can’t make people be nicer to us, kinder to us, care for us, or love us in the way we envision. What we can do is take care of ourselves, be clear with our needs, and then choose what relationships are healthy for us to maintain and what ones we need to let go.
When we learn how to take care of ourselves first, it will make it easier for us to judge whether we are happy with ourselves. This will also help you see whether those around us are treating us the way we deserve. If you feel you are being treated unfairly when we put ourselves first, you can refrain from speaking or remove yourself from the situation entirely.
Going to counseling can help us build confidence and stay focused on what we can control. Go to therapy can help you take control and help us deal with situations like these we cannot control.
Alcohol equals temporary fun with permanent consequences! Long-term effects of alcohol include:
- changes in weight
- memory loss and problems concentrating
- difficulty focusing
- family and relationship issues
- difficulty completing tasks.
With all the long-term effects of alcohol, why would you want to drink alcohol.
Most of our social lives revolve around alcohol, which is not healthy but can lead to the risk of addiction.
Choosing to be sober may seem like a hard task, but all you need is to find hobbies and activities that can replace drinking alcohol. Here are things to do without drinking alcohol:
- Having a cook-out and playing board or yard games
- Playing sports
- Going for a run
- Drinking new nonalcoholic drinks
- Read a book.
- Working Out
- Hanging out with friends.
- Listening to music
When you stop drinking and become sober you will start to see a lot of improvements which include:
- Having more energy.
- Your liver will start to repair itself.
- You will feel happier.
- Your skin may improve.
- You may think more clearly.
- You may have better relationships.
- You may feel more productive.
- Your risk for developing diseases will decrease.
Quitting drinking will be the best think you can do. Do you want to live your best life and become sober? Maybe this will be the reason why.