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Larry Kudlow Admits That He Still Struggles With Addiction After 18 Years Sober
A CNBC anchor, former Wall Street economist and Ronald Reagan adviser has told how he’s still struggling with his decad...
Tune In Today- Cali Estes Talks About Stress And Addiction In The Business World
One Hour At A TIme- Host Mary Woods Monday, November 25, 2013 Stress and Addiction in the Business World with Guest Cali E...
NAVIGATING THE STRESS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS
NAVIGATING THE STRESS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS by Carol Sampson, LCSW As the parent of a high school student and a therapis...
Raising Natural Born Killers? Sheen Twin's Violent Behavior Due to Mom's Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol
Los Angeles, Nov 12 (IANS) Socialite Brooke Mueller has agreed to have her twins Bob and Max tested for "fetal alcohol and dr...
Black Friday Turns To Black Eye Friday
A dispute over a parking spot turned violent outside a Wal-Mart in Tazewell, Va. Two men were charged after the altercation. ...
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Why Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds, from Getting Past Your Past by Francine Shapiro
If we cut ourselves, unless there is an obstacle, we tend to heal. If we remove the block, the body goes back to healing. That’s why we’re willing to let ourselves be cut open during surgery. We expect incisions to heal.
The brain is a part of the body. In addition to the millions of memory networks just described, we all have hardwired into our brains a mechanism – an information processing system – for healing. It is geared to take any sort of emotional turmoil to a level of mental health or what is called a level of adaptive resolution. This means a resolution that includes the useful information that allows us to be more fit for survival in our lives. The information processing system is meant to make connections to what is useful, and let go of the rest.
Here’s how it works: Imagine that you’ve had an argument with a coworker. You can feel upset, angry or ...
Sexual abuse of children is not a new problem, nor have the statistics changed. “1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 14; 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 16.” (Hopper, J. (1998). Child Sexual Abuse: Statistics, Research, & Resources. Boston, MA Boston University School of Medicine.) This issue is as old as time, but we are finally paying attention to it in a new way. Whether it is in the church, sports, boys clubs, schools or families, there have always been environmental pockets in society that foster these deviants. Whether it is about sex or power, children have always been the most vulnerable segment of the population, and their rights need to be more conscientiously protected.
Pedophilia is a psychological disorder that is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors and may run in families. That latter fact may be the result of genetic defects or because pedophiles often were victims of sexual abuse them...
Are you a person who studies, does well with most assignments ...yet when it comes to taking tests you flub up and score poorly?
Has this been going on for a long time?....and now alot is "at stake" ...like entrance to your preferred high school, college or passing the bar? You can develop test-taking confidence in a few simple sessions.
Why Not Prove to Yourself that you can Move Past Fear and Master Your Mind and Emotions
When we are youngsters, test-taking starts in elementary school and gets increasingly important in middle and high school. In our teen years, test-taking is common and associated with moving forward in life. We take tests in order to be able to drive a car and gain entrance to college or university. Advancing in a particular career, requires doing well on mandatory tests. Whether a prospective lawyer who wants to pass the Bar or Financial Broker taking his or her complement of professional tests, all professions have standards and test-taking is the typical way a...
Soul rape is a silent assassin appearing to live inside human nature, unchallenged, it waits for death because there is no relief. The devil is a liar...... Whom The Son sets free is free, You are an overcomer. Stop hiding the pain so you can heal, you don't have to be afraid. The Lord is your Redeemer.
Tell somebody what happened no matter what the relationship was to you. IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT. GOD HAS MADE A WAY OF ESCAPE.
My dear friend life will be filled with challenges that appear to be gaining ground, however no matter the ground that it appears to be gaining you must stay focused at all times.
Yes dissappointment will rear its head and disstraction will taunt you, this is not a phsycical fight to be won in the arena of gladiators. This war gauged in the psyche. With that being the case, you don't have to fight alone, because wars are not won single handedly, wars are won by those who have a team of experience at all levels of engagement.
So the warriors of change must be de...
In this article I offer you a beautifully simple insight into your panic attacks that will change your reaction to them. It’s only by changing your reaction to your panic attacks that you'll ever be free of them. The insight is this:
"Accept your panic symptoms and ....they'll go. Fight them, tense up against them, and they'll intensify."
Look at that word 'intensify'. It's about tensing up. Becoming worried and even more panicky about your symptoms of panic. In an episode of panic you’re having uncomfortable, unwelcome and downright terrifying feelings. You know by now that those feelings can't harm you. Once the episode has passed, you’re OK. A bit shaken and annoyed with yourself but you’re fine.
Answer this question honestly:
"In the past, has tensing up and worrying even more about having a panic attack helped those feelings to go away?"
Your honest answer? I know it's NO.
One person selling his e-book on the Internet claims that this 'float with your...
Have you ever noticed how some people just seem to have it all? They seem happy, rich, sophisticated and overall just really balanced? They project an image of a carefree lifestyle where they are loved, secure, successful and everything is at their fingertips. It seems that that nothing could possibly go wrong for them. Or so it seems…
Consider the news story where an upstanding member of the community is suddenly charged with a heinous crime against his wife or family or the business executive, once admired for his vision is suddenly convicted of embezzlement. This secret behavior shocks us all and often rocks our faith in human kindness to its very core.
But what about at home? Consider the wife who has invested twenty years of her marriage trying to be the modern day trophy wife only to realize that she is more comfortable at home in her sweat pants and slippers than lunching at the country club after a spirited game of tennis. Or the man who loves his family but finds hims...
FAQ's on Dissociative Disorders
The following is information on Dissociative Disorders, from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D):
What is dissociation?
Dissociation is a word that is used to describe the disconnection or lack of connection between things usually associated with each other. Dissociated experiences are not integrated into the usual sense of self, resulting in discontinuities in conscious awareness (Anderson & Alexander, 1996; Frey, 2001; International Society for the Study of Dissociation, 2002; Maldonado, Butler, & Spiegel, 2002; Pascuzzi & Weber, 1997; Rauschenberger & Lynn, 1995; Simeon et al., 2001; Spiegel & Cardeña, 1991; Steinberg et al., 1990, 1993). In severe forms of dissociation, disconnection occurs in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception. For example, someone may think about an event that was tremendously upsetting yet have no feelings about it...
I am pleased that an article which I was interviewed for has been published in Young Minds Magazine a leading publication in the UK focusing on the mental health of children and young people.
The article seeks to raise the profile of Dissociative Disorders and the the link to other conditions (attachment and trauma disorders).
Many of the elements relating to my contribution to the article came from a recent peer reviewed Journal publication which I explore effective treatments for those who have experienced what I describe as inter-relational trauma and the subsequent need to utilise what I term as the 'accomdation complex' to survive such situations of fear which have no escape.
Before we look at the feeling of powerlessness of trauma victims,
let’s look at where trauma originates. Many of us have heard it that
one in three to four women and one in four to five men have been
sexually abused/assaulted by the time they reach 18-years-old. What we
may not know is that sexual abuse and assault account for only 38% of
trauma. The implication being, there is more trauma being experienced
in other ways.
The traumatic nature of an event is usually the element of surprise.
We are jolted from feeling safe, secure and comfortable to feeling
shame, vulnerability, and pain. Traumatic events can include a sudden
death, a car accident, witnessing a traumatic event (secondary
trauma), a natural disaster, diagnosis of an illness, or abandonment.
Certainly, there are sometimes when we can prepare for the actual
crisis itself, such is the case with some natural disasters, but there
was a moment when you went from being at rest, to having to cope with
the reality of a trauma event or cri...
Can Pain Medication Be Harmful?
For many suffering with acute and chronic pain the doctor will prescribe opiates (such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine). These medications modify a person's sensation to pain, by causing a sense of joy and euphoria via the pleasure centers of the brain. Because of that, your doctor may need to adjust your medication. Adjustments will be made as your condition changes up or down. In most cases, when your medication is taken as directed they are safe and rarely lead to dependency.
When abuse of medication occurs, physical dependence to the opiate is extremely likely. Attempts to reduce or quit the medication suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea joint and muscle pain. Contact your doctor immediately of this occurs.
Are you abusing or misusing your medication? Answer the following:
Have you considered or do you by medication from others?Have you attempted or wish to purchase the medication from the internet where l...
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