Marketing in a Difficult Time: Why Connection is Important
Keats Komisar, Director of Business Development
Clients attend The Bridge to Recovery experiencing a myriad of complications in life. For some, it shows up as debilitating perfectionism, codependency, workaholism, eating disorders, people pleasing, substance abuse, and the list can go on and on (insert any ‘maladaptive coping strategy’ that fits). Some clients also struggle with intimacy disorders. These tend to be even less talked about given the high amount of shame that a lot of clients feel.
Obsession: All the injustices/ expectations
Compulsion: Bragging about burdens
Obsession: The last and next deal/Getting/”I deserve…”
Compulsion: Buying/Looking for the deal
Obsession: The next win
Compulsion: Playing the game
Obsession: The next log on
Compulsion: Search, chat, surfing the web, checking social media
Obsession: The next food/meal
Compulsion: Taste good food
Obsession: Image (physical)
Depression and anxiety are common reactions to trauma. They can be responses to unresolved trauma, or they may be maladaptive ways of coping when pain and emotions flood the nervous system over time. The system maintains a constant state of emotional “OFF” as with depression or a constant state of emotional “ON” as with anxiety.
Obsession: Feeling loved and special; Being in a relationship
Compulsion: The next affair, romantic date, etc; The person
Obsession: The next “wounded” person or incident
Compulsion: help, fix, do, avoid, and fix pain
The need to “caretake” others can be triggered by many different things. When we discuss caretaking, people assume that it means we care for someone else when they are sick or elderly, such as an aging parent. However, when we refer to caretaking, we are referring to those people who put others needs ahead of their own, to the detriment of themselves.