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.
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“People spend more time deciding on a vacuum cleaner than deciding on a rehab” - Anne Fletcher
Why do we do this, and what is the secret of people who actually achieve the goals that they set out to do?
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.
WHAT ARE THE 3 COMMON THREADS WE'VE FOUND IN TREATING PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY?
Cravings are powerful emotions that underlie habitual behaviours. We all
experience them, whether they are cravings for food, alcohol, cigarettes or other very addictive substances.
I remember thinking well if I’m not *insert job title* then who am I?
When it came to addiction and relationships, we noticed a pattern that occurred.
It takes over their life because the feeling of relief which they get from getting away and numbing their negative emotions and past trauma.
Some guidelines for family/friends of an addict.