As human beings, we all have our own values, beliefs and attitudes that we have developed throughout the course of our lives. Our family, friends, community and the experiences we have had all contribute to our sense of who we are and how we view the world.
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We all know that feeling, it generally comes on in the pit of our stomach then spreads to our whole body. Our fists tend to clench, we grind our teeth and a fire starts to burn within us that starts to rise.
Why is it then that we often struggle with sleep?
The first time I heard about mindfulness I was intrigued by the thought of it. The concept sounded like something I needed and something I wanted but how does one become mindful?
When we engage in any addictive behaviour, be it drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping, sex or krispy kremes. It’s not so much the ‘thing’ that we’re doing that’s addicting us, it’s the effect that ‘thing’ is having on our brain chemistry.
A simple and effective technique I teach my clients to be able to naturally manage their symptoms of depression or anxiety is to journal.
Although my job is to assist clients in healing all together so that they no longer have to ‘manage’ these symptoms it is particularly important when a client first begins our program.
Let’s face it, we are all striving for happiness in everything that we do.
We get an education, try to make our parents happy, get a job so we can buy some freedom, find a partner to make us happy or add to our life in some way.
When we get reminded of something in the past, like someone hurting us, then often the emotion hits us again like we were in that moment in time. We can actually feel the pain in our heart that we felt at that time.
Are you currently experiencing the feeling of being stuck in a rut?
You know you want more out of life but anything other than this current state seems impossible!
For most of us, the end of June means getting our tax back and spending it on a wardrobe update at the end of financial year sales. Or is that just me?
I spend my days as a therapist teaching people to be more present. To get their head out of the fears of the future, out of the depths and pains of their past - to be able to feel the peace in the now.
That makes this article a slight contradiction, but I felt to write it because it is something that I found helps, in particular, your future and the anxieties that our future can bring.
Anxiety is part of life for many people. We often feel anxious when we are faced with a problem or a stressful situation of some kind, and this is normal. However, many people feel more than just temporary anxiety. They have prolonged periods or intense bursts of anxiety on a regular basis.
Blaming is so destructive, yet so hard NOT to do.......why is this??
This is a battle many females and males experience as adolescents and becomes more severe moving into young adulthood.
It stems from that nasty voice inside your head that tells you;
Depression as we know it, is a mood disorder that is characterised by a sad, blue mood that goes above and beyond normal sadness or grief and features not only negative thoughts, moods and behaviours but also specific changes in bodily functions like eating, sleeping, energy and sexual activity, as well as developing aches or pains.
We all face times of sadness, hurt, guilt, fear and other ‘negative emotions’ at some point throughout our lives. For some of us those emotions pass quickly and occur infrequently whilst for others it may feel as though it’s a never ending cycle that they cannot break free from.
WHAT ARE THE 3 COMMON THREADS WE'VE FOUND IN TREATING PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY?
Depending where you are on your journey, here are a couple of key questions to ask yourself which can help you to start to understand and shift the underlying causes so you can start thriving instead of just coping...
Is it being with friends? Working out at the gym? Maybe your job?
Not the typical substances you thought I was about to list off like alcohol, ice or marijuana hey?
That’s because an addiction can come in so many forms and half of them we seem to overlook.