"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." - Buddha In eastern philosophy, the key to happiness is … Read more about The Importance of Gratitude
As we explored in Attachment Theory Part One, the attachments formed in childhood may affect a person physically, mentally, and emotionally throughout a lifetime. If a child develops a healthy attachment to a caregiver, he or she will more likely develop a secure attachment throughout life and … Read more about Understanding Attachment Theory and Addiction: Is There a Link?
While Christmas is a time for joy, celebration and excitement, the festive season also brings with it a heightened sense of loneliness and despair, and many people can feel left out. For those with an addiction, Christmas can be an especially difficult time of year. These low feelings can, … Read more about How Christmas is often a turning point for those with addiction
Addiction can conjure up dark and unsettling images in the mind, and it can cause people to feel isolated, alone and depressed. Oftentimes, the place we call home can be associated with our pain and anguish, and those who experience alcoholism or drug dependency are afraid to face relatives and, … Read more about The advantages of a treatment centre in Spain
In 1955 Addiction was acknowledged by WHO (World Health Organization) as a disease. A year later the AMA (American Medical Association) went a step further and acknowledged it a family disease. Ask the many friends and families of addicts and alcoholics about this and they will concur….The … Read more about Watching families heal
So it’s January and the party's over. I am filled with a sense of dread. It’s the same sense of dread that I feel when the sun is coming up about 6am, and I’m sobering up enough to know that I have to go home and sleep, suffer the hangover and face reality. I don’t know how to feel … Read more about Hitting rock bottom in January: New Year, New Life
I have to confess to being a lifelong James Bond Fan. From the moment that the white amphibious Lotus emerged from the Sea in “the Spy who loved me” I was hooked!! I remember leaving my local Cinema running home, diving in and out of Bushes and singing ‘Nobody Does it better’ a la Carly Simon. In … Read more about James Bond – Charmer or Alcoholic?
Derived from ancient Buddhist philosophy Mindfulness is an increased awareness of thoughts, bodily sensations, feelings, and the surrounding environment. In recent times mindfulness meditation practices and activities have increasingly been integrated into secular health care settings and … Read more about Understanding Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)