7 Ways to Help an Anxious or Depressed Partner

A lot of people suffer from anxiety and depression, but it's difficult to understand your partner. This blog post will discuss seven ways to support someone with these issues. What is anxiety? Anxiety is a state of worry or fear. It can cause shaking and difficulty breathing. Anxiety makes people tense and alters their reactions...

Free Online Course On Mindfulness

Introduction to Mastering Mindfulness Applying powerful practices to overcome anxiety, trauma, depression and so much more. Mindfulness and meditation has been practiced for millennia and today it is a multi billion-dollar business. The is a free video course on practicing Mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a psychological state achieved by directing one’s awareness on...

The Trauma Care & Recovery Model

Recovery Direct is one of the leading rehab centres in the world using the trauma best model of personal recovery. Complex trauma has long been established as one of the key drivers of addiction based behaviours and many mental health disorders. The adverse childhood experiences or “aces” study conclusively recognised childhood trauma to be a...

We have all been exposed

Not necessarily to the virus We’ve all been exposed BY the virus. Corona is exposing us. Exposing our weak sides. Exposing our dark sides. Exposing what normally lays far beneath the surface of our souls, hidden by the invisible masks we wear. Now exposed by the paper masks we can’t hide far enough behind. Corona...

Stop The Abuse

Emotional abuse does not leave physical scars or bruises, yet, its soul-crushing effects are just as devastating… Say no to emotional abuse Hazel Mullen* (42), wishes she could tell parents what she realised much too late in life. Teach your children to distinguish between friendship and manipulation. She begs, Help them understand the difference between...

Understanding Drug Abuse and Treatment

Finding Success in Addiction Treatment Programs Substance abuse programs are seen as ineffective by many people. This is often due to the difficulty in treating drug addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction is a challenging disease to treat because it affects the physical body and the emotional self. Success of substance abuse programs can be evaluated...

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

What is ACT therapy and how do you use ACT techniques? Acceptance Commitment Therapy goes over Psychological flexibility. Steven Hayes came up with the Hexaflex or 6 key tenets of ACT. 1. Acceptance 2. Cognitive Diffusion 3. Present Moment 4. Values 5. Committed Action 6. Self as Context For more information on ACT Therapy in...

Understanding The Basics of (CBT)

Here is a great little video that introduces the core concepts of cognitive behaviour therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a form of intervention widely used in psychotherapy, counseling and life coaching. CBT provides the right tools and support to engage a powerful process of change without wasting a massive amount of time and...

Is intoxication a valid reason for misconduct?

The question of whether a person should be held accountable for acts committed while under the influence, is a conundrum we have been struggling with for ages. Even today there are still widely differing opinions. Depending on cultural, judicial, religious and personal values, attitudes range from leniency to rigid condemnation. Social and Personal Realities We...

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