Steve Hauptman, LCSW is a Gestalt-flavored psychotherapist, and has discovered that a central theme in his mental health clients and his own mental experiences is a need for control.
Steve tells it straight from his experience what control is, how we are addicted to it, and how we can overcome it to have better mental health.
The 3rd post in MONKEYTRAPS 101: Bert’s Crash Course in Control. A short video of Bert teaching what control looks like and how it is related to addiction.
The 2nd post in MONKEYTRAPS 101: Bert’s Crash Course in Control. A short video introduces Bert, why he’s so controlling & how to recognize him in your life.
Steve writes about monkeytraps: a metaphor for any situation that pulls you into holding on when you really need to let go. Your need to control.