The Four Absolutes can be traced back to the turn of the 20th Century in a book by Robert Elliot Speer entitled ‘ The principles of Jesus’ and were seen as a set of moral principles that would loosely define spirituality. These principles were adopted by ‘The Oxford Group’ in the early … Read more about The Four Absolutes – A beginner’s guide to Spirituality?
Grief is an unfortunate albeit inevitable experience that most of us will go through during our lives. Grief Whether someone suffers the loss of a parent, spouse, child, sibling or friend, all loss is profound and losing someone you love forever is ultimately one of the most distressing … Read more about Is grief a mental health disorder?
Caregiver PTSD (particularly for family caregivers) is a prevalent mental health condition that impacts many people who are caregivers for elderly relatives, terminally ill relatives or other family members. What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition … Read more about Why family caregivers are likely to develop PTSD
All grief is traumatizing. Whether the death of a loved one is expected (such as a long-term illness) or whether it was out of the blue - losing someone we love forever is one of the hardest things that many of us will have to endure at some point. Grief Grief is the acute pain we feel that … Read more about Why EMDR therapy is the most effective treatment in grief recovery
As many people will attest, living with an alcoholic is no easy feat. People who live with alcoholics or those with substance abuse problems get accustomed to specific behaviors. Alcohol use Friends and family members of alcoholics have likely tried everything in the book to get the person … Read more about 5 effective ways to manage your mental health when living with an alcoholic
Experiencing trauma, especially during childhood, significantly increases the risk of health problems including but not limited to chronic lung, heart, and liver disease, depression, sexually transmitted diseases, and alcohol and illicit drug abuse. However, trauma does not only increase the … Read more about What are the Six Principles of Trauma-Informed Care?
Some days creativity comes easily. The muse finds us; we are full of ideas, and stories we want to tell. Words flow out of us and we are able to fill up the blank page before us with scintillating sentences. But, at other times it is not easy for us to come up with ideas for things to write about. … Read more about Changing Gears
The very act of putting pen to paper has a therapeutic value. Many suggest that in writing our thoughts down we are acknowledging them and subconsciously making meaning of them. It can help those struggling with distressing or destructive thoughts in forming new and positive … Read more about Creative Writing at Camino Recovery