Patients afflicted with the Factitious Disorder colloquially known as “Munchausen Syndrome” seek to attract the attention of medical personnel by feigning or by self-inflicting serious illness or injury. “Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome” (Factitious Illness or Disorder by Proxy, or Imposed by ... Views: 51
Can you believe this is what I was told by my therapist in just the 3rd session together? I may have just got one of the 'bad batches' of therapist during the time I was dealing with anxiety (and I truly hope so for the sake of the 6.8 million American adults), but deep down I believed that the ... Views: 42
“It is estimated that 70% of adults in the United States will experience one or more traumatic events in their lives, and 20% will go on to develop PTSD”1 For individuals who suffer from PTSD and other psychological disorders, conventional treatment methods may not be ... Views: 115
I’ve been talking about ways to Hardwire Your Happiness on the blog lately. So I thought it would be great to give you a sense of how it feels to take in the good. If you are someone who usually focuses on the negative experiences in the world you can turn that around over time by Taking in the ... Views: 39
Reflective people apply themselves to understanding the vagaries of life and it helps them move into deeper perspectives. Consequently, there is a sensing of the non-apparent aspects of life. They see that shocks in life have a message understanding which the shocks become unnecessary!
When ... Views: 69
When is a "loving" relationship not a loving relationship? Well when the individuals in it are motivated to enter into it not by love but by fear impersonating love. So when does fear impersonate love?
Well when one is devoid of an experience of true love and rather is mired in fears that ... Views: 73
Do you know that many individuals have an inner critic or judge that regularly beats up on them, makes them feel stupid, small, inadequate, weak, foolish, judged, unworthy and so on? Do you know this "thing" is a remnant from your past that has overstayed its welcome and is only doing you and ... Views: 55
Do you know that most individuals lose touch with the joyful, optimistic, confident, self respecting, whole, peaceful, resilient, and worthy self they were early in life? Do you know that the "personality" they become not only feels like a "false imposter-like self" but it also buries the true ... Views: 43
Do you know that every person who suffers from low self confidence is carrying one or more negative memories of failure, abuse, abandonment, humiliation, loss, rejection etc. that is/are entirely responsible for such feelings? Do you know that low self confidence can be rapidly and permanently ... Views: 38
Do you know those individuals who believe it's impossible to delete past negative events from one's life are completely wrong and out of touch with current processes that are helping to evolve humans and human consciousness into realms unheard of before? Do you know that what many refer as their ... Views: 37
Do you know that negative thoughts albeit common are actually uninvited foreign intruders into one's conscious mind? Do you know they don't actually originate from you nor do they serve you any useful purpose? Do you know they are self serving and are there primarily to deplete your energy, self ... Views: 41
Do you know that negative memories of the past such as old disappointments, failures, losses, rejections, humiliations, abandonments, etc. have a tendency to dominate ones thoughts and feelings thereby paralyzing their ability to create a rich and fulfilling life? If you are one of those ... Views: 43
While you are going through a drug rehab treatment program, you will be introduced to many different skills and strategies that can help you be successful in your new life without drugs. When you return home, you may discover that as you apply the skills and strategies to your life after rehab, ... Views: 59
Would it surprise you if I said that managers with controlling personalities are their own worst enemies? Here's why.
The controlling personality is motivated by fear and also motivates through domination and fear. What impact does this have on such a manager?
Well the tendency to control ... Views: 47
Do you know that many people feel continually attracted by toxic relationships that are destructive emotionally, mentally and sometimes physically? Do you know this attraction is actually another form of addiction, much like that to food, cigarettes and drugs?
Do you know the force that ... Views: 52
Do you know that many people are addicted to toxic relationships that involve emotional and physical abuse, infidelity, betrayal, rejection, humiliation, manipulation, control, jealousy, clingy and smothering behaviors and so on?
Do you know that many of these people repeatedly make bad ... Views: 47
Do you know that all co-dependent patterns are rooted in old emotional baggage which can now be rapidly, permanently and completely deleted from the subconscious mind much like old computer files can be erased from a computer hard drive? Do you know this means that even if you have been ... Views: 39
Have you ever noticed that no matter how hard a needy person tries at having a relationship their "neediness" always sabotages their most concerted efforts? Have you ever wondered why some people are needier than others or in fact why people are needy at all? What's more, have you ever wondered ... Views: 60
Do you know that neediness is not normal, healthy or even human? Do you know that individuals are literally "programmed" in early life into a debilitating state of neediness that then destroys all chances of having a fulfilling relationship life in adulthood? Do you know that the underlying ... Views: 45
Do you know that a significant reason why individuals procrastinate is because they harbor within a rebellious inner child who refuses to let you be your Authentic Mature Adult Self? Do you know that this "child" exists primarily in reaction to subconsciously stored negative memories of neglect, ... Views: 57
I've never met anyone who wasn't afraid of something. I have encountered those who claim they aren't scared of anything but upon deeper introspection, they realize that there are things in life that they worry about or that concern them. (Both worry and concern are milder forms of fear.) There ... Views: 60
Do you know that early experiences of abandonment behave like a curse worse than death when one is trying to establish a successful and healthy relationship in their adult life? Do you know that the negative memories of abandonment remain stored deep in the subconscious mind and from there ... Views: 64
It is believed that each of us is born with a personality type. For some this might give them a sense of identity and security while for others it might feel constraining and enslaving. One question that has been asked repeatedly by individuals is whether it's possible to permanently change the ... Views: 43
Do you feel like a slave to your personality? Do you feel like there is an invisible negative force that has possessed you and has taken over the helm of your life? Do you feel frustrated, annoyed, even angry that you feel so helpless to do anything about this unconscious entity? Do you wish ... Views: 51
I have to admit i'm not a big fan of the continuous christmas carols, crowded shopping centers or the pressures to prepare holiday meals for people. Call me the grinch, but the holiday season for many can be a time of relentless stress and anxiety rather then a festive experience. But a few ... Views: 68
Have you said these words and then realized another hour or two went by before you were finished? You see the disappointed faces of your family, you order take-out dinner again, and you miss yet another yoga class. Instead of spending time on our family and relationship, we find we spend our ... Views: 52
How To Fight Your Anxiety And Win
Anxiety can truly ruin your life, especially if it is keeping you from doing the things you love or being yourself. Anxiety sufferers often cut themselves off from the rest of the world, as this helps them to cope. If you are a sufferer, know that you don't ... Views: 66
You see it over and over again on online anxiety forums and groups, people looking for answers to concerns about health anxiety, fear of leaving the house (agoraphobia), and information about a certain anti-anxiety medication or anti-depressant. But there's a few problems here, mainly the one ... Views: 65
Known as Moon Gas, Bolt, Hardware, Highball, Hippie Crack, Huff, Laughing Gas, Poppers, Snappers, Thrust and Whiteout, among others; in recent news there have been several incidents of individuals that have suffered serious health complications and who that died from inhalants.
More recently ... Views: 46
I'm sure at times of deep crisis many of you have considered thoughts of "giving up". What is the cost to you of entertaining such thoughts? Well as one client with a progressively deteriorating illness I was working with stated "it's like having one foot out the back door".
So what does it ... Views: 49
Abusive behavior can take many forms: emotional, physical, financial, sexual etc. Those who engage in it often fail to recognize the effects that such behavior has on themselves.
For instance when one chooses to be abusive towards someone else they are in turn undermining their own integrity, ... Views: 45
Our expectations are significant. Think about how different the expectations of an optimist are from those of a pessimist. Some people in life are walking past money on the street. The pessimist, even when he sees such money, expected that there wouldn’t be any money on the street and so he ... Views: 67
A Heart Warming Recipe For A Happy Holiday
Thanksgiving is already upon us. Yes, it’s that time of year!
Let’s give gratitude for all of our blessings.
We can feel the weather quickly changing! It’s getting much colder as we briskly move into the winter months. Surely, we can wear some ... Views: 33
It was a cold night in the year 2010 at the peak of my generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks, there I was in my 'man cave' playing the victim and feeling sorry for the people that cared about me and what I was putting them through. To this day I vividly remember the way I walked up ... Views: 69
It seems by the time November 1st comes around everything is playing to the tune of “beat the clock.” The end-of-the-year has a lot to do with hustle and bustle. Businesses are trying to make plan, so bonuses can be distributed. Retailers are promoting holiday sales by incenting people to shop ... Views: 129
Psychological trauma can change the course of a person’s life and in some cases leave devastating life-long scars. Trauma can come from any situation that poses a threat to personal safety or sense of wellbeing. The events can be real or perceived; trauma is any event that the psyche can’t ... Views: 93
34 million people reported having tried crack cocaine at least once in their life and more than seven million people are addicted to the drug in the U.S., according to statistics released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Millions of individuals are affected by crack on a daily basis and ... Views: 53
It has been known that some terminal patients report paranormal visions when they are close to passing away. A careful look at those reports can help us receive profound messages regarding what happens at the transition between life and the afterlife.
A lot has been published about the ... Views: 81
Do you hover over your spouse while they’re doing housework or completing other important tasks around the house? Do you take more than your share of responsibility for things in your ADHD relationship? Do you find it is just easier to get things done if you micro-manage your partner’s schedule ... Views: 97
Do you know that many individuals spend a significant amount of energy and time employing numerous modalities such as hypnosis, meditation, psychotherapy, NLP, EFT, EMDR, Sedona method etc. simply trying to keep negative thoughts at bay? Do you know that is time and energy spent "not living" but ... Views: 53
Do you know that co-dependent needy behaviour can make even the most physically attractive person a pariah? Do you know however that those behaviours, rooted in old emotional baggage stored in your subconscious mind, can be permanently and completely erased thereby leaving you feeling self ... Views: 55
Two things are certain a) everyone is carrying some emotional baggage and b) everyone struggles to keep it at bay. What most don't know is it's now possible to completely and permanent delete old emotional baggage from the subconscious mind so that all ones time, energy and focus can go into ... Views: 50
Do you know that many people harbor a fear of abandonment from past breakups that makes them needy, jealous, controlling, insecure, unattractive, ultimately sabotages their relationships and leads to more feelings of abandonment? Do you know this vicious cycle can now be permanently stopped ... Views: 58
The key ingredient that puts everything together, impatience is the result of being dissatisfied or angry about slow progress, being overwhelmed by this new direction that you are taking can make you feel like you're losing the motivation to keep on the path of change. Move forward ... Views: 59
Anxiety is painful distraction of mind by which a person’s mental, physical and behavioural attitude is affected. Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by somatic, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components. It is also associated with feelings of ... Views: 47
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The body will always follow where the head leads If you think you can, you can! If you think you can't, you won't!
Whenever you make that final decision within yourself to take action, your body automatically follows suit and great things can be accomplished because mind and body are working in ... Views: 30
Do you know that within the subconscious mind are stored all the negative automatic self sabotaging programs that one accumulates from negative life experiences? Do you know that negative memories of those experiences program one to identify with negative "self beliefs" such as I'm inadequate, ... Views: 73
Do you know that the main reason individuals harbor feelings of self loathing or self hate is because they have been programmed to believe they are inadequate, worthless, responsible for the pain of others around them, stupid, unlovable, weak, useless, a burden to others and so on? Do you know ... Views: 70
Do you know that neediness is one of the greatest impediments to healthy and successful relationships? Do you know that the majority of people feel emotionally needy and they acquired this through early life conditioning that remains stored inside of them much like an old outdated computer ... Views: 105
Over the years I have been asked if there is such a thing as food addiction. First, let’s look at what is an addiction? Here is one definition: An addiction causes people to engage in a recurring activity that causes harm to the person. It is often described as a compulsion to engage in some ... Views: 77