Emotional Trauma is often overlooked It’s a lot easier to treat physical trauma than emotional and psychological trauma. Physical trauma is treated by medical doctors and hospitals but trauma on the emotional and psychological level is much more obscure and difficult to identify. Historically, we just “get on with it” and our mental self-protection devices… Read more about How trauma manifests on a cellular level
Mindfulness…. For many people starting on the path of recovery it can be difficult to define the concept of mindfulness. But simply speaking mindfulness is the basic human ability to be aware and in the present. To be aware means to focus on what is happening in the moment (where we are what we are… Read more about Can mindfulness help with recovery?
Mountains offer nothing but clarity of thought and fresh air on your face, and no mountain offers this better than La Maroma, the Axarquia’s highest mountain. At its summit – a whole 2,069 meters above sea level – the hiker is rewarded with glorious vistas looking over southern Spain and the smell of pure air, the… Read more about A dose of clarity on La Maroma – the Axarquia’s highest mountain
DEPRESSION! For those who have never had it, it’s very difficult to understand or empathise with. For those who know depression, it’s also difficult to understand and deal with or even to identify. So let’s start with some of the symptoms of depression. Evidence that something is wrong is the best way to accept it… Read more about Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
We expect our children to grow and change and develop over the years, but not many parents expect that they are going to have to do the same. The way we communicate with our children needs to evolve also. Nothing exemplifies this better than talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol. It can be… Read more about Talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol
By Don Lavender-Program Director at Camino Recovery Centre Leaders in the field of addiction treatment have noted that relapse is an issue which overshadows the industry. Over the last fifty year’s experience has shown that a leading cause of relapse is stress and one of the leading causes of stress is unaddressed or unresolved trauma.… Read more about Is Trauma Work Needed in Residential Addiction Care?
By Psychotherapist & Camino Recovery’s Programme Director Don Lavender Residential addiction treatment for alcoholism started in the 1940s. After a decade the clinicians made a remarkable discovery. This was that patients who had some level of family involvement in the treatment had greatly improved chances of achieving long-term sobriety. It may have been only weekend visits… Read more about Family Involvement in Addiction Treatment
The difference between a social drinker, alcohol abuser and alcoholic. Now that the festive season is upon us it may be time to look a little more closely at our drinking habits. For more people, Christmas is a time of celebration, but for those who flirt with addiction throughout the year, it is a period… Read more about Worried about your alcohol consumption this Christmas?