Over my 18 years as a psychotherapist, a standout amongst the most continuous issues my customers convey to me is a worry about their drinking, or maybe their medication use. There is a wide range; some individuals don't have vast issues with drinking or utilizing, however they have some worries about it following an especially "exciting" weekend. Others have been self-recognized heavy drinkers and addicts who are in recuperation with more extreme issues. Commonly, the customer will express an uncertainty, or even an oddity, on in the event that they "have an issue", and provided that this is true, to what degree, and after that obviously, what to do about it.
One of my most loved strategies to use in that talk is to have the customer imagine that the jug (or the channel, bong, straw, and so forth.) is a man whom we can chat with. At times I compare the jug to "the fancy woman" we're taking part in an extramarital entanglements with (I utilize this term even with gay men, despite the fact that it's a little heterosexist). When we envision the container as having a voice, and a psyche, we can kind of "banter" with it in our brain. We can ask the jug inquiries, and it can let us know things. It can let us know about our relationship.
Envision the jug saying, "Here's the arrangement. This is the thing that I request from you. Once per day, you utilize me with your supper for two or three glasses of wine. I upgrade the feast, run extraordinary with your steak, and you don't feel much impact from me. "
Here's another. Envision the jug saying, "I outwitted you the previous evening. You were just going out for several beverages, and you wound up having 6 of me. You stayed out 2 hours longer than you said you were going to, and the following day you dozed in as opposed to going on that trek with your amigo. You likewise burned through 3 times more at the bar than you had planned during the current week. That undermines your reserve funds arrangement for the new auto. What's more, you have a migraine throughout the day today and a slight squeamishness.