Why? Why does she think that losing weight is more important than anything else, even her health? Why doesn’t she see herself as the bright, talented, athletic, attractive young woman that others see? These are among the questions most frequently asked by family members of a young woman ... Views: 2193
How many times have you found yourself feeling bad as soon as you woke up?
How many times have went to your bed feeling good then woke up feeling bad?
This article won't tell you to change the tone of your alarm clock nor it will tell you to think positively while in bed but it will direct ... Views: 2839
Are you suffering from what feels like depression or mood swings and concerned that you may be exhibiting bipolar symptoms?
Everyone experiences mood swings at different times, but for most people these come as a response to external events and can be put aside when needed.
For example a ... Views: 2313
The specific treatment for bipolar disorder can vary for each person, but generally bipolar treatment focuses on a combination of medical and psychological approaches.
Scientific evidence suggests that the mood swings experienced by sufferers of bipolar disorder are caused by disturbances in a ... Views: 807
Many tend to think of the mind as operating similar to a camera or computer. Indeed, these models are so inviting that we too have used the bio-computer analogy. Still, the mind is not a camera and its computer similarity is far from the operation of any computer yet developed. The mind sees ... Views: 936
In my years as a psychologist, I have come to believe that most people seeking psychotherapy are unhappy. This is not only due to earlier hurts and traumas, as well as present frustrations and problems, but because they cannot access earlier happy moments often enough. The unfortunate result is ... Views: 804
Believing In You!
Over the weekend, I was asked by a friend about the similarities of people I coach on “Life” issues and in the area of addictions. Throw in people I work with on a “service/volunteer” base and there is one huge area in common.
Those who are struggling or ... Views: 555
Life originates in YOUR mind! You have your own unique perception of the life you are living that is totally different from anyone else¡¦s, because you are totally unique. Your dreams, your habits ¡V good and bad; your desires and accomplishments; all originate within your own mind. Even the ... Views: 1362
What if you were told a power within you exists that can treat disease, reduce stress, regulate physiological functions, create psychological wellness, and much more? Would you use this power? Unfortunately, individuals do use this power – unconsciously. Often defined as “worry” the unconscious ... Views: 974
I’m mad...mad as hell, in fact! This is time for my monthly rant. I’ve seen and heard just a bit too much. Now you get hear about it.
Do you know that our society is promoting a slew of addictive behaviors? Let me name a few for you: Over-eating, gambling, video games and internet games, ... Views: 412
Hypnosis is focused concentration. It is a natural state we go in and out of several times a day. Most people are not aware of this true definition of hypnosis. Some examples of natural hypnotic state include:
• Watching a movie and focusing so intensely that you are not distracted by ... Views: 668
It seems that out of everything, comes something good.
Last week I attended the funeral of my brother-in-law. During the sermon, his past life was recalled. Where he was born, his high school, his military experience, his occupation. The pastor went on to discuss the things that he enjoyed in ... Views: 547
In my office in NYC I use Hypnosis to help people take back control over their habits and behaviors. I help them eliminate old unhealthy habits by teaching them how to replace those old habits with new healthier behaviors and then I work with them so that these new behaviors then become their ... Views: 853
To stop blushing with hypnosis, it is necessary to re-programme your thoughts associated with blushing. Using hypnosis you are accessing your subconscious, quickly and easily, and it is your subconscious mind that controls all your responses. For those who are time poor, suggestion therapy is ... Views: 1269
Panic attacks can be excruciatingly painful to live with. People suffering panic disorders or panic attacks tend to avoid any situation that involves what they see as a perceived danger. If you choose to try a more holistic approach then you should know that the natural methods will not give you ... Views: 1655
Most people with anxiety states are simply more alert and aroused than the general population. The chemical processes which underlie anxiety are complex but essentially lead to the body being put into an optimum state of preparedness. One way of looking at anxiety is that the body goes into this ... Views: 576
Here is a script I have written that helps the patient to relax. This session takes the patient on a journey to the sea, to swim with dolphins. The patient may take many different benefits from this session, it is often quite a personal experience. Often patients benefit from feeling calmer ... Views: 1905
I have a confession: I was confronted by a friend recently. She suggested that I might possibly be living more from my head than my heart. She wanted to know where all the successful relationships were and was asking me, since I am THE REALationship Coach (That's pretty much the way she said it, ... Views: 467
I have just returned - in one piece, from a Vipassana silent meditation retreat. Vipassana mediation encourages one to go deep within. This is done through silent sitting, with no movement and our eyes closed. Vipassana accommodates personal growth through intense listening. The ... Views: 2855
Sounds logical. Doesn't it? Unfortunately my friends not so straightforward. A Psychiatrist would seem the right place to start. But is it? Symptoms of depression anxiety and a call me when you sober attitude could ruin the best of intentions. The medical profession by it's own admission is ... Views: 340
As you proceed along your journey of recovering from and surviving Alcoholism and in many cases it's best mate, Depression I thought I would throw in a few tips to help you along. The Anxiety of Alcoholism and the Addiction of your favourite poisons can throw you a curved ball. Disorderly, ... Views: 662
It was almost a perfect summers day in Margate but my time of reckoning was here. It would soon be time to set off on the journey to Entabeni Hospital in Durban. A Psychiatrist was going to end my hell today. Symptoms of Axiety Depression had broken my spirit. The Anxiety of my Addiction of ... Views: 1074
15 years ago my personal, internal life hit a wall. Externally things looked OK, internally they were horrible. I was at a bottom spiritually and emotionally, self-esteem was gone, and those I cared the most about in my personal life were pulling away.
I had lost sight of goal setting, had lost ... Views: 436
The economic news these days is bleak to say the least. Are you a news junky? Do you make a habit of watching the evening news or perhaps browsing newspapers on a daily basis? I personally had to stop; I cancelled both of my newspaper subscription. I just couldn’t take all of the ... Views: 1792
We all need a sense of wonder and mystery in our lives. Sometimes a fast paced adventure movie or a good mystery read will satisfy that urge inside of ourselves. But sometimes we need to reach into the past and see that all through the centuries people have reported strange phenomenon, and of ... Views: 1009
Handwriting analysis is the scientific investigation of
handwriting to determine personality characteristics.
Although handwriting analysis is gaining in popularity,
many misconceptions exist about this complex form of
Below we address six common concerns ... Views: 1285
Give yourself the gift of truth and find out how your pleasing behaviors are affecting your self-esteem and self-confidence.
Guess what? Any mistake can be good when it helps lead you to learn more about truth and your true self. Truth is like a clean window that lets in light and allows you ... Views: 503
Did you know that qi gong is a powerful tool for increasing circulation to the brain and changing brain chemistry to reduce states of anxiety or challenges with attention?
Researchers at the University of CA at Irvine found that when subjects with attention deficit disorder received qi ... Views: 821
It is an understatement to say a Mother’s life is full. Meal preparation is ongoing. Dirty laundry breeds. Baths are a daily ordeal. Food needs to be purchased before you can cook it. Our cars can’t run on fumes. The phone rings at most inconvenient times. Children don’t ... Views: 621
The media, our politicians and our financial system have nothing good to say to us of late. If we were to listen to them and take it to heart, the sky is surely falling. I am not going to repeat the things they have been saying to keep us in fear. You all have heard enough of it to last a ... Views: 467
In these trying times, many are concerned about their jobs, investments and the future of our great country. According to the law of attraction, what you think about you create more of in life. Listening to the news and talking with friends and co-workers, your mind is constantly flooded with ... Views: 3412
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: 412
The value of the diagnostic label has more to do with the way it impacts the person with the condition than anything else.
Can you remember a time in your life when you had a medical condition and you received a diagnosis that immediately lifted the weight off your shoulders and sent you to ... Views: 406
DEFEATING PERFECTIONIST EXTREMES
In a perfectionist state of mind, you put yourself on a seesaw. You are up when you do well. You are down when you don’t. So, let’s look at how to clear this perfectionist tarnish from your window on life. Perfectionist thinking is vulnerable to ... Views: 1758
The life cycle of the butterfly speaks volumes about the process of grief. The life of the butterfly begins inside a cocoon, hanging inconspicuously from the limb of a tree.
Silently, but deliberately the transformation begins. Anyone looking from below would have no idea what is going on ... Views: 1430
Do you wonder why when we have the full range of emotions for approximately 11 months of the year, we expect to be happy 100% during the Holiday season the last month of the year? These expectations tend to be carried forward from generation to generation and are transmited in our culture, the ... Views: 425
A registered rehabilitation centre is truly an addict's best chance at achieving a better way of life, through the use of professional rehab facilities. When a person is diagnosed as having an addiction problem, whether it be alcohol, drugs, sex, co-dependence or any other addictive problem, ... Views: 494
Relationship addiction is becoming recognised more and more as a serious problem requiring careful co-dependency counselling. Co-dependency in general terms means two parties in a relationship based on a mutual dependency. Most relationships have a mutual level of healthy dependency. However, ... Views: 2233
I remember my childhood where I was surrounded by anger. I experienced it almost daily from my mother, a mixed racial population at my elementary school and from anti-semantic activity in my neighborhood. No matter where I went, anger was hard to escape from. Needless to say, I became a very ... Views: 1003
There are some topics that make even the most experienced and eloquent speaker squirm and lock his tongue in silence:
War and PTSD.
They're not your typical speech subjects, and yet they're such universal issues.
Speaking ... Views: 589
People who suffer serious mental illnesses (like PTSD) live shorter lives than the general population. According to The Journal of Clinical Psychology (2007;68[suppl 4]:26-33), they lose from 13 to over 20 years of life compared to mentally healthy people. Many factors contribute to reduced life ... Views: 1163
Do you have stress and fear because of all the doom and gloom news all over the television, the newspapers and everybody’s conversation? Do you know how to get out of the financial tailspin everybody is talking about? Let me give you some information. Your money is safe if you get the ... Views: 1153
How to avoid the recession. Ask yourself, is all this really true? Who says so? Is there really such a thing as a recession and do you have to buy into it? Are you scared? Are you fearful? Are you nervous? Do you wonder what is going to happen to you? Read on and I’ll show you what ... Views: 1034
Happiness comes from a quiet mind. I wonder how many are still with me after reading that. Many will bail out. The world isn’t interested in a quiet mind. The world is interested in a noisy, agitated, worked-up mind. Is it any surprise most people in the world aren’t happy? Is it ... Views: 3057
I’ve had the privilege of coaching a very special adult with ADHD (we’ll call him Joe) who has far exceeded the expectations of himself and others. But, if you ask Joe, his path to success is not complete. Today he finds himself in a constant process of self discovery.
His coaching began about ... Views: 924
Halloween conjures up our fears and phobias. Have you noticed how eerie it can be at night - a "lonely" night or a night that would be ideal for a horror movie! Have you noticed how the best horror movies feast on your imagination, it's so dark you can't see anything but the music and ... Views: 1265
Many times people are looking at addiction as using a drug or some substance and not being able to control themself, but I have found there are addictions that are stronger than any drug out there. I have put together this lists of addictions that has nothing to do with a drugs. These are some ... Views: 668
Consumers like me and you are finding it more difficult to met the daily living costs like gas and electricity which in turn is spurning demand for more affordable and cleaner alternative or renewable energies like solar power generators and system alike. The very thought of using the suns ... Views: 733
Just the other day someone made the statement that child sexual abuse is normal because it happens so oft en. Maybe it’s only a problem because we (society) make such a big deal out of it.
Well, that was quite a challenge that turned quickly into a heated discussion. I can understand though, ... Views: 1665
Ten reasons to take a Reiki course...
1) Reiki courses teach you how to self-heal, so that on a daily basis you can balance your body, mind and spirit/soul and heal any physical problems/conditions or emotional traumas that need addressing. A Reiki course will empower you to take control ... Views: 1411