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.
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?
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.
These are the roots of the tree that sprout all the other lies we agree to.
We are always trying to find comfort in our lives, but does this stop us from growing as a person?
Generally we tend to like others who are like us or have something in common with.
Holding onto unforgiving thoughts is a decision to suffer.
If you are around something long enough, you tend to take it for granted.
To suddenly see that you are or have been attached to your pain can be quite a shocking realisation.