When you find yourself crying a lot, getting angry a lot, complaining a lot, feeling depressed a lot (you get the idea); your emotions are out of check. You’re being flooded with emotion, which makes “thinking”, good judgment and decision making impossible. This so frequently ... Views: 498
In The Future of an Illusion, Freud (1961) shares that:
"I am reminded of one of my children who was distinguished at an early age by a peculiarly marked matter-of-factness. When the children were being told a fairy story and were listening to it with rapt attention, he would come up and ask: ... Views: 7527
In the course of a week approximately 15 million Americans will attend some kind of self-help group. Why is this happening? Because people have discovered that talking and listening to their fellow sufferers has a soothing effect on the psyche, sometimes more so than doing the same thing in the ... Views: 1901
By Audrey Sussman PhD (c), LCSW, NBCCH - Anxiety Control Center
Has the thought of summer ending triggered feelings of loss or sadness? You are not alone. At different times of the year the Anxiety Control Center gets inundated with phone calls from people suffering from melancholy, ... Views: 443
Hard to believe, what we consider summer is over. School is back in, traffic is back to insane, and they days are definitely getting shorter.
Seeing September 2 pop up in my calendar is shocking. There are so many things I had said to myself I would do over the summer, and of course, a lot of ... Views: 382
Live according to your purpose, and you’ll discover a natural passion for life; and within that, you’ll feel a great deal of personal power. If you want to feel totally empowered, learn who you are and be 100% of you 100% of the time!
You may need to do some soul-searching and uncovering in ... Views: 390
Things do not change; we change.
--Henry David Thoreau
For a man who is in the coaching business, and is on the life journey I’m on, I find the title statement PROFOUND. Think on it and see if you can see the depth of the thought.
I spent a good portion of my life thinking I could change ... Views: 4444
The American Medical Association says that now almost half of the population has a chronic illness. When we think of chronic illness we do not necessarily think of depression and anxiety. In fact some people like I did a few years ago felt that this illness is all in the head.
My old beliefs ... Views: 481
I believe there to be a commonality or square root in all self destructive behavior, which causes an individual to choose addiction. I also believe that addiction is a choice, and it is not caused by an incurable brain disease, a genetic predisposition, learned behavior or a chemical imbalance. ... Views: 627
The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations is requiring new standards for “disruptive behavior” among professional healthcare staff. Disruptive physician behavior has been determined to increase medical errors and risk patient safety. These new requirements have ... Views: 1619
As we pass through the Seven Gateways to Happiness again and again and become a true Enchanted Self, we see that life is all about living and then telling and retelling the stories of our lives to get the most positive juice from our stories. If we know how to 'juice' the richness out of life, ... Views: 405
Sometimes it is just fun to create and share crazy ideas. For example, I recently read about one man's idea to give away free gas. The catch was that there were remote-controlled paintball guns with cameras on them, connected to a web site on the internet. People would pay to fire paintballs at ... Views: 427
Moving on from surviving sexual abuse to thriving in life can often be an up-hill battle of epic proportions. People, who have been sexually abused and did not get immediately support, care, and love from their parents, inevitably struggle with developing trust. This struggle is not a ... Views: 1299
The NZ Herald reported in September 2007 that the New Zealand government spends yearly NZ$30 million over a million prescriptions for antidepressants. Concerns are raised about the high prescription rate that includes antidepressants prescribed to adolescents and children as young as one year ... Views: 357
Those of you who have the most stage fright have the potential to be the most impactful speakers, because you have the feelings! Your feelings are up to the surface where they can be used to create a genuine emotional connection with the audience. You can not think away your feelings, deny them ... Views: 1226
If you recognize the signs of depression and feel you have become depressed after experiencing the loss of a relationship break up then it is important that you take steps to treat this problem. Depression is a serious mental illness and should not be left untreated. Here are some things you ... Views: 1440
It has been a crazy Thursday from very early in the morning, and tomorrow will be more insane. We call it “Grampy Day”, my annual venture into the world of fun with my two oldest grand kids sans parents or other adults. Golf, fishing and whatever else my little heroes want. I’m ... Views: 364
One of the ways that we overcome adversity and live a life worth living, experiencing lots of positive emotions and staying mentally well is by being open to the concept of mentoring.
Mentoring and learning from each other is much more that taking a course or explicitly giving someone advice ... Views: 421
Conversational Hypnosis is an art that is mostly made up of language and the ways in which you can use that language in order to impact lives in a positive manner. Then the key tool of conversational hypnosis is the language you will use, which also called Hypnotic Language.
Hypnotic ... Views: 546
Everybody has trials and tribulations. Life takes its toll on all of us at some point of time or the other. We get angry, depressed, frustrated and miserable. Everyday is not a Sunday or a fun day for that matter. But that’s life and the sooner we accept that the better.
Why do I feel ... Views: 842
WHAT IS TRAUMA?
Let's start by first discussing trauma. It is very misunderstood therefor rarely healed correctly. Most have the perception that trauma is only causes by a major event or huge automobile accident. These are in fact traumatic events. But what gets overlooked are the less ... Views: 750
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***Intervention - by Debra Norton Founder of DARS & Outreach Services, The Official Guide to Intervention
Intervention and Intervention Services
Intervention and Family intervention is often an essential part of the recovery process. Denial is an ever-present partner with drug addiction. Just because an individual's life has become unmanageable as a result of drug addiction and/or alcoholism, no ... Views: 754
As I continue to grow in my personal growth recovery journey I find that there are more people out there in the world that have undiagnosed PTSD than ever. Of course, I must take into consideration the emerging troops from Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries in which war and violence are a ... Views: 803
Depression and anxiety can be overwhelming but there are solutions. Today, I’d like to share some cognitive strategies that can help you break the cycle of depressive and anxious thought patterns.
The first step to banishing negative thoughts is to become aware how often you are having ... Views: 2306
What is alchemy?
Many of us are drawn to the mysteries of the past to enlighten the quality of the present. Mythology, astrology, the tarot, runes, and I-Ching have drawn the interest of many in recent years, and is being enjoyed and utilized in fresh and innovative ways. Ancient wisdom imbued ... Views: 2229
Critical thinking (sometimes referred to as directed thinking) is purposeful, reasoned and goal directed--it is thought and knowledge and the relationship between them. To break it down more: the critical component is the evaluation that is most often agreed upon, and thinking is obtaining the ... Views: 6760
Was Sigmund Freud a twisted, deranged, sexual pervert with no evidence to support his theories? Or was he a competent physician, an effective theorist, and a creative professional exploring and developing new concepts? The answer to these questions is yes. He was a competent physician and ... Views: 5644
When I think of Freud in relation to addictive behavior, the id, ego, and superego come to mind. The id is hedonistic--sleazy, fun-loving and pleasure seeking. The id says, "John, use that money to buy bag of dope and then share it with her. You'll surely get laid for your ... Views: 5184
The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath is blurred, at least according to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM-IV lists both definitions together under the heading of Antisocial Personalities because they share common traits. ... Views: 5062
You think you figured out what is keeping you from focusing on work or school studies and you have dealt with it. You found that nice quiet place to do your work or you have figured out how to control the things around you to the point where you can focus. You have also learned to stop doing ... Views: 1180
Everybody thinks they know at least a few things about hypnosis – after all, it is something which is ingrained into our popular culture. This supposed familiarity with hypnosis, largely due to this exposure via pop culture has resulted in many myths forming around hypnosis. I'd like to dispel a ... Views: 1006
This paper will describe the many different modalities for treating trauma in an adolescent population. Therapeutic treatment is designed to encompass the whole person in a holistically healing manner. It takes into consideration the body, soul and spirit in the trauma experience. ... Views: 2286
Fear is an emotion that is biologically wired into our brains. It protects us from danger and death. Fear is a necessary emotion that helps us live in this world. Unfortunately, we do not need this emotion as much as we actually experience it. When the fear response turns on in reaction to the ... Views: 718
This is a phrase used in the bible of the original 12 step organization (known as the Big Book).
As I have traveled the road of life, I often found myself looking for an easier, softer way to get what I wanted.
In school, I dogged assignments and read other peoples notes. I have tried get rich ... Views: 1288
This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Abuse and Recovery. Abuse and Recovery deals with countering and overcoming physical and mental harm of any degree or severity. Kathryn Seifert is the Official Guide to Abuse and Recovery.
How Children Become Violent, by Kathryn ... Views: 508
Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm.
Psychological abuse or emotional abuse is a form of abuse characterised by a person subjecting or exposing another to behaviour that is psychologically ... Views: 537
Your gift to someone, how you thought about them-if at all- tells about you. As an example, jewelry is an “easy” gift for a man to give to a woman. Clothing have more intimate overtones.
You want others to keep in mind what you put out for them.
Gifts (That Are Really For ... Views: 387
You are what you eat.
All Day Long:
Although actually full, you feel the need to give just a little bit more to yourself. Essentially feeding your lack of self assuredness.
Taught not to give in to basic pleasures even moderately, this being the devil’s way, you have actually denied ... Views: 397
Many psychoanalysts and probably the multitude of drivers state that the automobile in the driver’s hands is an extension of themself. Let’s see to what extent.
Above The Speed Limit:
When you drive above the speed limit, it is the rebellion in you that simply will not let you listen to anyone, ... Views: 395
Man’s best friend, dogs come in all shapes and sizes, as do their masters. They are overly stereotyped. Your favorite canine will impress others that you possess the following traits-though it most certainly may not be the case.
The one thing people should do is not to rush ... Views: 467
Denying feelings can create stagnation emotionally and lead to states of depression.
Use this handy checklist to assess if you are processing experiences in a way to avoid stagnation and depression.
Checklist for Healthy Processing
Are you acknowledging both the positive and negative aspects ... Views: 1807
If we don't like our job, our house, or if we are generally unhappy about our position in life, we naturally try to change our circumstances. When we are uncomfortable with any situation, we instinctively attempt to escape from it. We might feel angry inside, or frustrated thinking that ... Views: 467
We are seeing an influx of children coming into treatment in numbers that historically have been much lower. Education about mental health difficulties, changes in attitudes about therapy from the aftermath of 9/11 and a general acceptance of therapy as a consultation for healthy people going ... Views: 783
It has been scientifically proven that our bodies evolve to respond to stressors by altering the physiology to react the right way to the stressor. However, when we come across a stressor that is symbolic to our bodies the body alters itself the way it did before but may not react the same. ... Views: 2032
AA Squared, a Los Angeles based nutraceutical company, is taking a new approach to overcoming alcohol and drug addictions. Studies have shown their nutritional therapy based approach to be up to 80% more effective than AA or rehab clinics alone.
Why is nutrition so important in conquering drug ... Views: 679
I’m a real Canadian, and as such, a hockey fan. Wayne Gretzky is a hero.
I was coaching a client this morning who shared a great statement he ascribed to “The Great One”.
“You’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
How true is that? What do we miss ... Views: 372
Okay let’s answer your question first. What is EFT? It stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and is an incredibly simple yet powerful tool to release emotional blocks that weigh you down and keep you stuck. It was developed by Gary Craig and involves tapping on acupuncture points to ... Views: 673
One of the major secrets to success with anything at all, be it wealth, health, success or anything else you desire is to bypass the conscious mind in order to access the immense powers of the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is therefore sublime; it will accept anything you submit to ... Views: 515
Bulimia (bulimia nervosa) is an addictive eating disorder which begins with physical cravings then evolves into a mental obsession and finally turns into a spiritual illness. It usually comes from an unresolved trauma (emotional, psychological or even physical) earlier in life.
The question is ... Views: 2440