maui recovery DBT

Control

When we believe we have no control over our lives, sometimes the need to have power over everything else

Obsession

One of the biggest reasons for control, is the fear of losing it. It can be difficult to recognize when you may be experiencing control issues. Those around you may deal with it or avoid you presence in general. You may not realize you are micromanaging or gas-lighting ones that you love.

Compulsion

Excessive need of control can become overwhelming and exhausting, ruining relationship and distancing friends or make a difficult quality of life. The origins of the problem of control may have its root in a traumatic experience and be a reaction that is self-protecting. Because of this, it can be difficult for one to appear vulnerable  

Solution

Some Maui Recovery clients say their control issues focus on specific things like schoolwork, parenting, or relationships. Others claim they’re addicted to having control over everything. They have to hold sway over every last inch of their lives, from family members to hobbies, vacations to finances. No matter what you’re trying to control, your ability to have a full, satisfying life could be greatly hindered.

Running the Show

Painful and traumatic events can lead to control issues in people of all ages. Through our program, clients discover how to create healthy boundaries and regain their self-worth.

When We Are Holding Power Over Everything, It’s Difficult to Acknowledge Where Problems Are

Invaded boundaries and feelings of helplessness have very negative impacts that can’t (and shouldn’t) be ignored. Strong feelings of abandonment can also trigger the need to be in charge. When we believe we have lost the power within out own lives we try to control aspects of other peoples lives to fulfill ours.

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