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...

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...

Visualisation Activates the Mind

Visualisation techniques involve the systematic practice of creating a detailed mental picture of a desired and peaceful outcome or environment. Getting into the cockpit of our brains and designing our thought patterns in creative, positive, organised and intuitive ways, can alter our lives for the better.

Ways to Awaken Your Hidden Power

Your conscious mind is the sharp tip of a vast depth of knowledge and understanding that your sub-conscious is able to process. Learning how to use your sub-consciousness is a fundamental tool in discovering your many hidden abilities and talents.

You Can Learn to “Flow” More and Stress Less

Flow is frequently associated with reducing stress and general anxiety as it slows down the rush and enables your induction of a state of flow that disconnect from obtrusive thoughts and permits us to focus on tasks with seemingly effortless ease.

Reframing Your Beliefs With Cognitive Restructuring

Cognitive restructuring used for stress management the primary objective is to switch stress inducing thoughts or cognitive distortions with much more mindful thoughts that do not amplify the stress any further. The practical application of CR is to look at the stressors with a completely new point of view and then to interpret them in...

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