Should we mourn the loss of the 20th Century and start developing a more fulfilling future?
An Opinion Piece by Dylan Kerr 15th August 2020 I must firstly state that I’m actually quite a private fan of positive thinking. I can attribute books on positive thinking and self-esteem to giving me a much needed boost when I was in the midst of severe depression. However, they aren’t for everyone and they Continue reading “The Dangers of Positive Thinking”
The rumour and hearsay is that Thailand will be closed for visitors until at least the new year. The economically devastating virus COVID-19 that has moderate to severe flu-like symptoms has caused a massive upheaval and confusion in governments and health professionals across the world. Whilst the situation is actually much more positive here onContinue reading “Thailand Boarders Still Closed Until Further Notice”
7th August 2020 It’s not been very good news for those with substance use and alcohol use disorders. Across the UK many people are increasing the amount they take or turning to different substances to ease their concerns about this crisis. There has been a surge in those using benzodiazepines and other similar drugs. SomeContinue reading “Turning to Sedatives During COVID-19”
How is the world going to deal with the 4th wave of COVID-19
Still working with vulnerable adults despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. But taking extra care both in infection control and emotional well-being.
At the time of writing this I’m currently in quarantine in a rented property in Chiang Mai. I’m still currently working but I’ve been limiting myself to just my home, no gym, no restaurants and no social engagements outside of my workplace. I’ve been keeping it pretty serious too, I work with a population ofContinue reading “The Age of Reactions”
Although the world is up in arms over Corona Virus (COVID-19), and probably rightly-so to some degree, it’s important to remember that yesterday’s problems are still here today. That’s why it is important to share information regarding how those who still have active addictive disorders can prevent further damage to themselves and potential risk ofContinue reading “Harm Reduction in The Time of COVID-19”
Those living in Glasgow with a dependence to the drug Heroin in are set to be offered a prescription of heroin in a specialized clinic run by the National Health Service. Glasgow and the rest of Scotland has been hit with some of the worst drug deaths over the last few decades. Controversial Although theContinue reading “Trials of Prescription Diamorphine (Heroin) In Scotland”
One of the more difficult aspects of being a counsellor or skilled helper is occasionally dealing with violent clients. Violence does not have to be punching someone, sometimes it is threats, body language and tone of voice. It can be very intimidating and often there can be an overwhelming sense of injustice when you’re inContinue reading “Dealing with violence”