Soar Like An Eagle: Individual Psychology for Substance Use Disorders

Soar Like An Eagle: Individual Psychology for Substance Use Disorders

by James A. Holder III


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Memories are powerful things in anyone's life, but for those who are struggling with substance use disorders, these memories and connecting beliefs can be debilitating. As a teacher, clergy member, or therapist, in helping people overcome substance use disorders, you must address not only the role of drugs and alcohol in their lives but also the role of memories and how they reveal and influence feelings and behaviors.

While these memories are troubling to the person dealing with substance use disorders, they are also crucial to showing the way to recovery. As the individual recovers and faces the reasons for the problematic use of drugs or alcohol, he or she will necessarily learn new ways to think about these memories and incorporate them into a healthy life.

In blending neuropsychology with Individual Psychology, Soar like an Eagle provides research-based hope to those suffering from substance use disorders and strengthens their recovery through the use of brain mapping, neuroplasticity, positive intentions, and reorientation. Armed with the knowledge presented in this book, you can guide your clients, students, or parishioners through the necessary actions in their journey from their pain toward sobriety.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545325902
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The owner of Positive Intentions LLC, James A. Holder III has worked as a therapist for over forty years. Holder has also worked at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and Darlington, South Carolina, in the behavioral health unit, and he provides national and international consultations and training sessions. His research with Francis Marion University focuses on treatment and related issues.

Holder's expertise is in Neurolinguistic Programming, Gestalt Therapy, and Adlerian Psychology. His awards include the South Carolina Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Counselor of the Year Award, the Arliss Epps Social Interest Award, and the National Counselor of the Year Award. In addition, Holder serves his profession by working with several licensing and certification organizations.

His other written works include Perceptual Adjustment Therapy, Sobriety Enhancement, and The FACE Screening for the Risk of Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders. You can find him online at

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