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Five Ways to Strengthen Your Nervous System

Understanding how to strengthen your nervous system is crucial for optimum health and well-being, but how do we do this in a world full of pressures, stress, and unforeseen tragedy or crisis?

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The Five Powerful Benefits of EMDR Therapy

Developed by Francine Shapiro in 1987, EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and experiences. The goal of EMDR is to relieve an individual’s emotional distress, helping them to reconstruct negative beliefs and introjects, as well as reduce physiological symptoms.

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Seven Top Tips for Dating Someone in Recovery

If you’re dating or considering dating someone in recovery, it’s important to remember that recovery is a life-long process requiring diligence, hard work, and humility. While the journey can be difficult, living a healthy, sober life is highly rewarding.

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Powerlessness in Addiction

An individual who feels powerless may believe they are unable to stop or change their addictive behaviours or patterns even though they have made many genuine attempts to do so.

This sense of inadequacy can fuel the cycle of addiction by undermining an individual’s sense of self, confidence and motivation for change and recovery.

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What are Happy Hormones and How Do They Help with Recovery?

Have you ever experienced a runner’s high? Or maybe you’ve sensed a rush after seeing something beautiful and exciting? Perhaps you’ve felt a deep warmth while snuggling up with your pet. These are all examples of “happy hormones” doing their job of performing little chemical dances inside your body and making you feel good about life.

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Navigating the Darkness: Seasonal Affective Disorder During Recovery

Do you lose energy as darkness shortens the daylight hours? Are you feeling sad and bluesy for no apparent reason? How does the lack of sunlight affect your mental well-being?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is associated with a chemical imbalance in the brain, triggered by reduced daylight hours and diminished sunlight exposure during winter.

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