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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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.
Working with hundreds of patients and having experienced anxiety and depression myself...
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.
Here are our tops picks when it comes to life changing reading.
The first time I heard about mindfulness I was intrigued by the thought of it. The concept sounded like something I needed and something I wanted but how does one become mindful?
I spend my days as a therapist teaching people to be more present. To get their head out of the fears of the future, out of the depths and pains of their past - to be able to feel the peace in the now.
That makes this article a slight contradiction, but I felt to write it because it is something that I found helps, in particular, your future and the anxieties that our future can bring.
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?
Depending where you are on your journey, here are a couple of key questions to ask yourself which can help you to start to understand and shift the underlying causes so you can start thriving instead of just coping...
Is it being with friends? Working out at the gym? Maybe your job?
Not the typical substances you thought I was about to list off like alcohol, ice or marijuana hey?
That’s because an addiction can come in so many forms and half of them we seem to overlook.
Everything we do in life is ultimately in the pursuit of happiness. It’s a common goal we all share regardless of our age, sex, culture or background. But there is a common misconception about how to get there.
The following are some suggestions for approaching a loved one with an Ice Addiction.
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.
ICE ADDICTION IS A KEY ISSUE IN AUSTRALIA WHICH NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT DIFFERENTLY IF WE ARE ABLE TO RECOVER FROM IT.
I remember thinking well if I’m not *insert job title* then who am I?
Shame is the great divide between how we are behaving and how we wish we would behave - the space that occurs when we either don't live true to ourselves and our values or are so disconnected from both ourselves and our values we don't know what they even are.
Let’s start with the basics, what is mindfulness? Why is it important?
Whatever you have found that helps and relieves you ultimately has power over you until you know differently.