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SIXTEEN ANNOTATED STEPS FOR DISCOVERY AND EMPOWERMENT.

Charlotte Sophia Kasl Ph.D.

I put the 16 steps in the present tense because empowerment is a circle or a spiral without end and we are all in it together.

  1. A)We affirm we have the power to take charge of our lives and stop being dependent on substances or other people for our self esteem… Continue reading

RESPONSES TO TRAUMA

©Charlotte Sophia Kasl Ph.D. Oct 2002, revised 2004

Note: There are many individual differences in response to trauma based on temperament, genetics, life situation, opportunities available, and childhood environment. It is crucial to relate to the humanity of each person individually and not make assumptions that any particular symptoms are present. The responses to trauma… Continue reading

BASIC BELIEFS ABOUT ADDICTION

Charlotte Sophia Kasl, Ph.D. © September 2006, 2007, 2012

1. Addiction is a response to overwhelming emotions—such as fear, terror, pain and aloneness. People use addictive substances or behaviors to anesthetize pain, feel relaxed, calm themselves, feel alive, numb out pain, turn off a racing mind, hide from shame, or feel a sense of belonging.… Continue reading

Sexuality, Spirituality and Relationships – A guide to bringing them together in our lives

Charlotte Sophia Kasl, Ph.D.

Written as part of a CD Rom project on
holistic health and healing
© September 1995 , all rights reserved
Revised for the web site, August 2012

Additional copies can be ordered by sending
$5.00 per individual copy or
$3.50 per copy for five or more, to:
Many Roads, One Journey,… Continue reading

CLEARING OUT OUR GOBLINS SO WE ARE PRESENT AND RELAXED FOR OUR CHILDREN

         When we feel clear inside, we are more able to be clear and relaxed with our children.  Our buried fears, hurts, and wounds often burst out of us when we become parents.  We meet our fear of being helpless, vulnerable, and totally dependent on another… Continue reading

OVERCOMING ADDICTION WITH EMPOWERMENT AND LOVE

In 1986 I broke a cardinal rule. I walked into my 12-step group and said, I am feeling good and really happy. I’m excited to have just gotten a book contract. I added that while I wasn’t about to leave the group immediately, I was feeling that there was an end in site. You could… Continue reading

Commit to living your truths

Truth is alive, dynamic and always changing. To live our deepest truths is to become one with our integrity, power and love. Truth winds its way through our lives at many levels: Telling the truth about the facts of your daily existence, where you went, what you spent, how many fish you caught seems like… Continue reading

Basic beliefs about addiction

  1. Addiction is a response to overwhelming emotions—such as fear, terror, pain and aloneness. People use addictive substances or behaviors to anesthetize pain, feel relaxed, calm themselves, feel alive, numb out pain, turn off a racing mind, hide from shame, or feel a sense of belonging. Addictions are used in an attempt to manage what feels… Continue reading
Charlotte Kasl

Charlotte Kasl, MA, PhD
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