I realized late in my own recovery (7 years) there was a strong difference between anonymity and anonymous. Anonymity is a choice made by the individual, anonymous can be a feeling and very possibly detrimental to recovery. There is so much stigma attached to addiction, the idea of telling people “I am a recovering…Read more »
I have my own definition for addiction, the reason I use my own variation is I feel the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Psychology) misses the mark since it is built solely on criteria and except for gambling only classifies substances as addiction. Most other publications also miss the definition mark; to show this I…Read more »
No matter how much they abuse their partners, toxic people will always have a loyal following of fans clapping for everything they do. These people are blinded by shallow flattery that the manipulator uses to control them. This fan club changes often, as none of their friendships are deep or meaningful in any…Read more »
The traits of toxic people are far reaching in each case the trait can likely be explained in normal life, but toxic people take it to the extreme. The toxic people will enhance the trait for their own personal gain. In some cases they use these traits to get you to let down your guard,…Read more »
Honestly, without testing there is no way for someone to know for sure that anyone is a psychopath, sociopath or narcissist. Unless they walk up to you and say: “Hey, nice to meet you, I have been tested and I suffer from psychopathy! What’s your story?” And, if you have ever been in contact with…Read more »
Hypnosis is a series of natural and normal psychological processes used in a systematic sequence to create a relaxed mental state with greater receptivity to influence and change. That is a great definition if you are lecturing students, but really does it give you comfort? Does it reduce any fear if you have fear surrounding…Read more »
Covering a few myths around hypnosis and using it to heal mental health concerns. Do you have any myths that are not covered you want answered. Leave me a message in the comments.
297 is the number of possible diagnosis in the DSM 5; (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) “The psychiatric bible”. (Rosenberg, 2017) If you don’t have a copy of that on hand and you use Wikipedia then they have 186 different possible diagnoses. So many diagnosis have overlapping symptoms, meaning that going down that rabbit hole to…Read more »
I know, that’s a really bold statement! I also know that as little as 2 weeks ago I would have said the exact opposite. I am one of those blessed people who entered a twelve-step program and never returned to the addiction portion of the emotional illness. So, I would have said; “recovery was totally possible…Read more »
The Jonah complex simply put is the fear of our own greatness.