In my opinion there are two types of people in recovery, the first is an addict in active recovery. This group is actively working towards a better life for themselves; they could be working a 12-step program, with a therapist or both. I grew up in a house with two people in recovery, my mother…Read more »
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 »
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 »
A recent conversation with a benefactor and Patreon supporter about Narcissism, Sociopath and Psychopath behaviours moved me to write a series of blogs on the topic this is the first one and I hope it brings you back for the others. I have been seeing more and more talk about narcissism, sociopath and psychopathy over…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.
For most of my life, I have chased ghosts; or allowed them to chase me. What are these ghosts? These ghost are comprised of people from my past, my dad, my step dad, mother, teachers, ministers, friends, and any other figure that may have entered my life with whom I shared some sort of bond…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.
When you think of emotional pain, what is at the root cause of it? I can only think of two things beyond the realm of disorders. The two things that I came up with were relationships or traumatic experiences. Both of these together or apart have the ability to send someone into a tailspin. In…Read more »