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...

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...

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...

Dealing With Blackmail and Emotional Abuse

While it may be a form of self-defence, it is extremely uncomfortable to be on the opposite end of someone else’s emotional blackmail. This, together with hostage-taking falls under the psychological umbrella of emotional manipulation, which is displayed by people who have the need to control others. Projection is demonstrated through the transference of guilt...

Sexually Abused People and Addiction

Sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims in any way, so that they are not able to give consent. Sexual abuse can lead to a number of serious psychiatric conditions in children and adults as they grapple with distressing emotions such as fear, helplessness,...

Breaking Denial and Addiction

What is Denial ACTUALLY and How To Navigate Through It? Denial is the refusal to accept a past or present reality and is employed to protect us from a number of things: our own negative traits, repeated memories of the negative actions of other people and guilt for our past actions, thoughts or feelings. It...

Asking For Help

How Do I Break the News that I Need Help…. Reaching out for help can be a daunting process which leaves you lost for words and riddled with anxiety. But the chances are by the time you muster the courage to admit you have a problem, those who care about you would have already sensed...

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