Addiction Recovery

“It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behavior.”
~ Physician and Author, Dr. Gabor Mate

“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

This quote points to the value of being introspective and noticing what is happening in your life. So that you look for patterns that may have started to be supportive but then become detrimental.

Dr. Gabor Mate says, “addiction is manifested in any behavior that a person craves, finds temporary pleasure or relief in; but then experiences negative consequences in the long term and doesn’t give it up.”

I work with clients to help them recognize these behaviors and explore with them a path for self-empowerment in dealing with behaviors that no longer support their life.

My healing care involves helping clients to look at the causes and considerations beneath the surface of addiction such as traumatic events, family turmoil, toxic shame, low self-esteem, lack of direction or purpose in life (boredom), angst in interpersonal relationships, PTSD, learning disabilities, physical pain, loneliness, lack of a sense of belonging, depression, fear, anxiety, discontent, and other mental health issues.

I take a community-based, team approach when working with clients. This includes providing them with access to or working in partnership with specialty needs not offered at SoulWork LA but may help to further advance their recovery. And in many cases complements my efforts with our client.

Our work goes beyond talk therapy. We incorporate somatic practices. This opens the client and me up in sessions to experience life in a fresh, spontaneous, unbiased way. Leaving the client feeling grounded and safer to think more clearly.  Free from the fear of change. And at this expansive edge, we can create new avenues for getting at pain and problems and resourcing solutions to them.

Meet Your Practitioner

Liam Blume
– Founder of Soulwork LA
– Somatic Practitioner providing BodyMind Therapy, Coaching and Leadership Training
– Certified Radical Aliveness Practitioner
-US Association for Body Psychotherapy Content Curator. Providing Somatic Psychology and Body Psychotherapy Teaching and Training
– Past Group Counselor Trauma Therapy, Beit T’Shuvah Treatment Center
– 12 Step Guidance: 30 years of experience working with others in multiple 12 step addiction recovery programs
– Asset – Risk Management: Previously licensed to practice in real estate, insurance, securities, and commodities trading
– Business Consultant and Coach

Holistic care is our approach to wellness.

We work well together in applying an inter-disciplinary practice that
delivers patients short and long-term care for optimal health and well being.

Contact us so we can talk to you about a customized plan for dealing with your addiction(s) and/or disorder.

Biology of Addiction – How Addicts Should Be Treated

In this video, Physician and Author, Dr. Gabor Mate discusses one point of view, his, regarding the connections between addiction, abuse, and brain development.

Canadian physician Gabor Mate is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Mat? is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness, and parental relations.

Sustainable Human organization was kind enough to produce and present this video portrait of Dr. Mate’s words.

Use it as a contextual starting point in exploring your addiction needs.

Schedule your free 15 minute consultation today.

In this fifteen-minute consultation, you’ll have an opportunity to tell your story and share your struggles. Together we’ll identify what you really need and want and determine the best course of action for you.