Substance abuse and addictions in general are very difficult for the person involved in them and often times the people around them.
It can be an all consuming lifestyle, where major decisions are often made in order for the addiction to be allowed to prevail.
Trauma has the tendency to play a key role in the symptoms experienced by someone who has social anxiety.
An example of a traumatic event from my own personal healing experience was when I was in primary school. I was in Year 2 and I had just come back from a trip up to the Northern Territory in Australia. We had a show and tell day that day…..
We live in a time where there is such a strong focus on personal image. From body image, to material possessions to lifestyle,. It can be easy to fall into the comparison trap and in turn feel like you’re not enough.
When my clients come to see me, whether it be for a mental health concern or an addiction, there is always something they have in common - the feeling that they are not in control of their own life.
Do you find yourself to be mentally, and even emotionally drained?
Do you often get stressed, anxious, overthink and then feel burned out?
You are definitely not alone.
“The brain that is well nourished, as opposed to starving and micro nutrient deficient has a better chance of a long term recovery.”
“People spend more time deciding on a vacuum cleaner than deciding on a rehab” - Anne Fletcher
In our hectic pressured lifestyles that most of us currently experience in our western society, with family, work and other pressures and responsibilities - it can be easy to lose a sense of who we are and take some time for ourselves undistracted.
Are you at war with your brain?
There is nothing worse then waking up in the morning feeling like you haven’t actually slept - tired, groggy and unmotivated about the day ahead. Unfortunately this is a common experience for many people.
The first thing that probably comes to your mind when asking this question is someone dressed
in leathers with piercings and tattoos everywhere. Although this is what society might see as a
rebel in a generalising way - surprisingly it is more prevalent than you may think in more
The symptoms of depression can begin at any age and to anyone, they can manifest as mild symptoms at first, but can become serious if not recognised early or if help for depression is not provided.
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.