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I have a simple question for you. Please take a few seconds and think about the answer. What are your wishes? ...Okay now ano...
HOW BECOMING IS THE DIVINE SELF
Charles Asher HOW BECOMING IS THE DIVINE SELF Imagine, if you will, part of the wider Jungian community, are gathered togethe...
Active Children are not wild; they just need more structure!
Art therapists working with kids with ADHD believe that structure, boundaries, and compliments on achievements are of importa...
Musicians and Actors need a Sober Coach and so do you!
Musicians/Actor Sober Coach You love the party lifestyle but now it is has gotten out of hand. It is affecting you professio...
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One day last week I was thinking about sugar. I think about sugar often as I am addicted to the effect that sugar has on my emotional well-being. One of the reasons that I decided to specialise as a personal coach in weight loss and management is because I wanted to help those people, like myself, that have had struggles with losing weight and keeping it off in the long-term. We all seem to have an Achilles heel when it comes to our ‘go-to’ comfort food. My own personal favourite has, for about 26 years, been chocolate; the cheaper kinds preferably, like Cadbury’s Dairy Milk. When I have feelings that I don’t want to deal with, when I’m happy or sad, chocolate is my food of choice. Of course, the sane and rational part of me and especially the coach in me, knows that this is not the best choice for me and I know, you too, dear readers, understand this because we gain weight. When I was younger I could get away with it, but I am in my mid-f...
Whew...do we ever move fast. Everything seems to be get it done yesterday...fast... faster...fastest. So what are we all rushing to anyway? I had a phone conversation with a woman yesterday. She was from the Caribbean islands and she was in no hurry. When I hung up the phone I thought, "man, she's getting it right". So I will convey my wish to all of you....slow down and enjoy life. Take a walk, smell the flowers, listen to nice music, meditate or take a nap. Life was made to be enjoyed after all and this includes how we utilize our time as well as our pace. And remember that once you do reach the "finish line." you'll want to be able to look back, smile and know that you enjoyed it as much as you could have.
According to the therapists specialized in working with children, 30-40 percent of children with ADHD experience an anxiety disorder as well, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. The combination of ADHD and anxiety symptoms can only lead to a more stressful life for kids... To read more, please visit http://blog.montrealarttherapy.com/?p=132
PoliticoPro, in a June 10, 2013 article, describes an eight week smoking cessation program designed by the National Cancer Institute specifically for teenagers that is now available as an app. The program consists of text messages whose content is determined by texts from the teenagers describing their moods, cravings and the like. The article reports that "Teen smoking remains a huge problem: A Surgeon General report released in 2012 found more than 3.6 million high schoolers and middle schoolers smoke, and nearly 9 out of 10 of all U.S. smokers start by age 18. The report found that the rates of teen smoking had hit a discouraging plateau, after several years of decline." Erik Augustson, a behavioral scientist in the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch was quoted:
"Teens don’t respond as well to tradition cessation efforts, Augustson says. They don’t really see themselves as smokers, they underestimate how hard it is to quit, they don’t think ...
Scientific studies have shown that chronic use of a drug such as cocaine results in release of large amounts of the feel good chemical dopamine in the reward pathway in the brain producing intense pleasure, a high, that is chemically imprinted in the brain and reinforced over time, driving the individual to chase the high repeatedly. It has been known, anecdotally (meaning based on experience with addicts and not scientific studies) in the addiction field for some time that an individual with advanced addiction no longer uses his/her drug to get high but merely uses just to not get sick, that is, to avoid withdrawal. Recent research, reported in ScienceDaily of June 12, 2013, has demonstrated that drug induced changes in “... an emotion-related brain region called the central amygdala -- whose activity promotes feelings of malaise and unhappiness – play ... a major role in sustaining cocaine addiction.” The researchers in experiments with rats, found signs that cocaine...
Individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction tend to be vulnerable to developing other compulsive behaviors that might become problematic. Gambling, for example, is now included as an addictive disorder (it used to be called pathological gambling and was not included as an addiction) in the new American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5, along with alcohol and other drug use disorders. Addiction to activities on the internet such as games, porn, and social media, has not been recognized by the DSM-5 as a true addiction. However, regardless of whether there exists sufficient hard scientific evidence to support creation of a formal addictive disorder, individuals can, and do, develop problematic behaviors around use of the internet that can interfere with their lives in significant ways. My favorite rule of thumb for figuring out if a behavior needs to be addressed (treated) is this: does your use (for ex.., of the internet)...
When I was younger I had a good example of how to be sad and depressed. I took on all the behaviors and thought processes and made them my own. It took years to realize I was the reason I was unhappy, luckliy it took less time to get happy back in my life than it took to lose it. Here is a personal list of the things I had to get rid I teach these to my clients and it works.1. Lose the news, particularly t.v. and social media. Unless you are diligent about only listening to the fun and happy news.
2. Negative engery sucking friends, this is particularly hard because most of us don’t want to be alone. Trusting that new healthier friends will come into our lives is a challenge. It is worth the risk to have a happy life in my opinion.
3. Lose your own bad attitude. Nothing gets in our way faster than being hyper critical of our selves and others. Criticism and judgment drive us deeper into saddness and depression.
4. Drop the sugery foods and diet drinks, start eating healthier a...
Are you interested in becoming a Certified Recovery Coach? You love helping people and enjoy teaching others how to stay sober and enjoy life. You deserve to be paid for your time and efforts. We offer a reputable program (Endorsed by CAADAC and NAADAC) that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry with a full CEU program. We offer mentorship programs and Master Teacher Training programs for those that have a desire to teach others how to become a Certified Recovery Coach. Our programs include an access to our exclusive job placement board, insurance discounts and a FREE 1 year membership in the exclusive International Association of Recovery Coaches with full access to benefits.
Our Recovery Coaching Course will teach you to prepare for difficult clients and various situations. Using the ‘partnership model’ you will learn: Coping Skills, Life Skills, Accessing Community Supports, Relapse Prevention, Goal Setting, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Fitness, Yoga and Meditati...
Ever feel that you aren't complete unless you are in a relationship with someone? Ever find yourself in an endless pursuit of "the perfect person," the one who will bring a greater sense of "okayness" to yourself? Share
I have a simple question for you. Please take a few seconds and think about the answer. What are your wishes? ...Okay now another question. What actions are you taking to meet those wishes? ...And most importantly; do your actions match your wishes? For example, if you want to meet Mr. or Ms. Right, are you out and about trying to meet them? Are you on Match.com? Have you formulated an idea of who this person is in your mind? Have you told all your friends and family to help you look?
Taking no action simply allows things to stay where they are or go backwards. However taking action, any action, toward your wishes is incredibly empowering and most importantly, it will get you what you truly want in life.
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