Crucial Support: Healthcare Workers and First Responders

By: Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, EMDR; Transformations Clinical Director On September 11, 2001, I was living in New York City and working in the healthcare industry.  I can remember watching the towers fall and immediately having the sense of my need to do something.  I was formally trained as an EMT and my boss and…

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An Open Letter About Mental Health and the Importance of Self-Care

To the community struggling with mental health, you are not alone. With things being what they are in this world, we are all facing new challenges and obstacles in terms of our journey in self-care. In the midst of a time when we are encouraged to limit our social contact, it can be hard to…

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COVID-19

Transformations COVID-19 Awareness and Information

As we all know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has been changing almost on a daily basis and if you’re like us, you’ve been trying to keep up with the new information as it comes out. The safety and wellness of our clients and staff is always our main concern, so we wanted to keep you updated on the precautions we are taking at all our facilities, including our residences.

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Adapting to a Pandemic: A Glimpse into the Experience of Radical Change

By Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, EMDR, Transformations Clinical Director Despite having gone through treatment, being in recovery for many years, and now serving as clinical director I still often struggle at times to help loved ones understand what an alcoholic or addict goes through upon entering treatment.  Loved ones often find it particularly challenging to empathize…

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Lessons from the Sea: Shipwrecked

The S.S. Inchulva rests about 500 feet off the south end of Delray Beach public park. Often called the Delray Wreck, the ship went down in front of the beach on Sept 11th, 1903 in a strong hurricane. The S.S. Inchulva lost helm control and was grounded as it wasn’t able to see the shoreline….

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Adventure Therapy: evolv

A couple of years back I was introduced to the “four steps” of the AA Back to Basics approach by author Wally P. which is used internationally by AA groups. These four steps are meant to be an introduction to the 12 steps for the newcomer in order to help give them a basic understanding for a better life in recovery.

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Transitioning Back to Work During COVID-19

The world today is different. COVID has created changes and challenges for all of us. “Normal” isn’t normal anymore. We’ve learned new phrases like “social Distancing”, we’ve learned new ways of living – whoever thought we’d be rationing our toilet paper or wearing a mask in public (other than on Halloween)?

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Placing Our Faith in Faith

Amid this period of uncertainty, many have exerted effort to tap into their inner resources and reservoirs of strength. Some do so through looking to take action such as getting involved in service work or using their individual talents to assist others. Others find strength through meaningful time with loved ones, engaging in enjoyable activities, or within the quiet of solitude.

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Finding Connection in a Time of Distancing

As the global pandemic continues, and more people are finally beginning to truly understand the need for social distancing, fears of isolation are also growing. Does social distancing automatically create social isolation?

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