More and more people are being diagnosed with impulse control disorders. People with an impulse control disorder can’t resist the urge to do something harmful to themselves or others. Impulse control disorders addressed in our groups include addictions to alcohol or drugs, self-harm, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, sexual addictions, compulsive hair pulling, stealing, fire setting and intermittent explosive attacks of rage. During our Impulse Control group, participants will explore and untangle the roots of their impulsivity, as well as learn and practice skills including:
- Affect Regulation
- Inhibiting action, also called effortful control.
- Synthesis Functions: which increase abilities of having logical, coherent, and abstract thoughts in stressful situations.
- Tolerating frustration