I am going to start this blog with a very important question - If tonight when you go to bed something magical were to happen and when you wake up tomorrow morning your life is exactly how your true, authentic self wants it to be, what would be different.......................
The pain that is experienced when a loved one is stuck in the self destructive cycle of addiction can be unbearable and just as traumatic as the person experiencing the addiction.
When people are asked about their greatest fear they usually speak of spiders, snakes,
heights and anything alike but something most of us avoid even more then these things is
Working with hundreds of patients and having experienced anxiety and depression myself...
It is so important for you or a loved one to find the right therapist.
Finding out a friend or family member is suffering with a mental health problem can be a tough situation.
Why do we do this, and what is the secret of people who actually achieve the goals that they set out to do?
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.