Dr Aaron T. Beck, creator of the Beck depression inventory and one of the founding figures in the creation of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT), has just turned 100 years old. Beck is not just a creator of CBT but also pioneered talk-therapy strategies in order to help people overcome and deal with their anxiety, depression, addictionContinue reading “Dr Aaron T.Beck Turns 100 years old”
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The Similarities Between Addictive Disorders and Personality Disorders Addiction shares a lot of traits with numerous personality disorders, understanding some of these traits better could be very key to understanding what might keep you well and free from using or boozing. Compassion needed Before continuing it is important for me to state that personality disordersContinue reading “Addiction and Personality Disorders”
who are you going to call when the shit hits the fan? It might be better to call no one at all and work on self improvement.
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”
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?”
Here is a recent interview between Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons discussing addiction and wasting your life: Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons are both stand-up commedians (although rarely sharing their humour in the podcasts), Greg Fitzsimmons decided to give up alcohol and drugs through attending ACOA meetings. ACOA meetings are 12 step based meetingsContinue reading “Joe Rogan and Greg Fitzsimmons On Addiction and Wasting your life”
There are several reasons why UK (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) people suffer from depression, a great deal of the land mass is bombarded by miserable chilling weather, substance abuse and drinking levels are soaring. Before you pack your bags and leave in search of better shores to find a happier lifestyle, the UKContinue reading “UK most depressing place on earth?”
The above graph is a pictorial representation of the affective symptoms or mood states of common clinical mood disorders.