Defense Mechanisms

It’s very common for addicts and alcoholics to use defence mechanisms in order to protect their addiction and maintain ego integrity, but over all they are not serving a person well at all and can prohibit change. Here are some examples of some: Projection: Example: “I think you have a problem with alcohol”, while beingContinue reading “Defense Mechanisms”

An Interview with MYSELF

A curious little exercise I decided to embark upon. I interviewed myself, what lead me into counseling, what continues to be my driving force and what problems doe it create for myself and others…. I asked myself the following questions: 1. What are your main motives for counselling? 2. Do you ever feel curious whenContinue reading “An Interview with MYSELF”

Is Online Counselling Effective?

Online counselling is becoming a new thing, from chat messages, emails and even face-to-face over skype there are multiple options when it comes to online-counselling. But just how effective is online counselling? Those that use online-counselling report that it does have a great effect on their life, especially around issues that result in unwanted behavior,Continue reading “Is Online Counselling Effective?”

How Emotions Play a Part in Eating Styles

  “Another day, another row about obesity, its causes, and what might be done to stop people from getting any fatter. The medical profession and various crusading types, Jamie Oliver among them, insist that the government must take urgent action to reduce childhood obesity: there are now 12.3 million people at risk of type 2Continue reading “How Emotions Play a Part in Eating Styles”

Anger and Addiction

Every emotion has an evolutionary purpose, that is meant to promote survival. Emotions are neither good nor bad… it’s how we react to them that’s important. Anger lets you know that you are being threatened, or that your core needs are not being met. It includes physical responses that help you respond quickly to aContinue reading “Anger and Addiction”