When life presents us with challenges and stress, we have to choose how we will respond. Our responses may be healthy and adaptive, or unhealthy, harmful to ourselves and our relationships. Many individuals struggle to manage their feelings, particularly intense emotions. Some of our participants struggle with anger management, how to effectively channel and regulate their feelings in a healthy way without being destructive or causing harm. Some participants engage in self-harm as a means of managing intense feelings. This may provide some temporary relief, but have detrimental consequences to our bodies, and our relationships. Many participants have engaged in addictive behaviors, turning to substances or processes which ultimately become problematic in their lives. Moving through addiction and recovery involves a realignment of how we relate to ourselves, our challenges, and a deepening of inner resources, understanding, and compassion.