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Finding Dual Diagnosis Treatment – What to Look For in a Facility

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If you are looking for dual diagnosis treatment, there are a few key things to look for in a facility. First, make sure that the facility offers family therapy. This is an essential part of dual diagnosis treatment, as it can help address the issues that led to the person’s addiction. Second, make sure that the facility offers individual therapy. …

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What Does Islamic Lifestyle Say About Depression?

A few days back, I got a chance to attend a seminar related to depression. I learned many useful lessons, especially how to treat depression by keeping in view the teachings of our religion, Islam. Depression is a common disorder; according to research, 2 out of every 5 people are suffering from depression worldwide. So, what is depression? Medical science …

Make your own happiness

        Make your own happiness   Everything you need to feel happy and content lies within you. Whilst it is difficult to feel happy when you are in survival mode, once the basics are met such as food, safety and shelter…there is nothing stopping you from being as happy as the next person. How we see ourselves …

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3 ways to embrace and reduce stress

  I find life very stressful these days. There seems to be less time to enjoy life and most of my time is spent rushing about trying to complete chores and ticking off items on my to-do list. I know I am not alone as many people I speak to seem to be sharing a similar experience. When did we …

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The different types of psychological treatments

Our mental health is being challenged more than ever. The world is more competitive, social media dictates how we should look and what we should be doing, and social comparisons are in our awareness daily. Depression and anxiety are on the rise as well due to uncertainty about the future, worries about relationships and work, and of course, the Covid …

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How is that working for you??

  Helpful thinking I attended a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) workshop led by Steve Hollon at Surrey University a while ago. He was inspirational and one of his catch phrases that he used with clients is “how is that working for you?” I love this sentence as it helps clients focus on behaviour that generally isn’t helpful. When they break …

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Teens and depression: Troubling symptoms no parent should ignore

Teenage depression is a condition that should never be taken lightly. It’s not just a phase or the sufferer feeling “blue” for no apparent reason. As the teenage years can be some of the most emotionally demanding of our lives, it’s hardly surprising that many young adults find themselves spiralling into depression and struggling to function. Before we get stuck …

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How to treat Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder creates avoidance of others, which in turn makes the problem worse. Avoidant behaviour fuels the problem whereas approach-behaviour, while scary, is the best way forward when dealing with social anxiety. The aim is to enable participants to centre themselves in a crisis through mindfulness techniques, and secondly to survive a crisis by identifying their triggers and impulse …

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10 Inspiring tips to having a successful life

YOUR POTENTIAL IS DETERMINED (OR LIMITED) BY YOUR SELF-BELIEF. For a successful life, self-belief is a great advantage. If you believe in yourself enough you will push through fear and setbacks.You also won’t let the negativity of others discourage you. Self-belief creates breakthroughs, helps you move beyond fears and limiting beliefs, you be more likely to accomplish your goals and …

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Three ways we try to balance our emotions

We regulate our emotions using three systems according to Paul Gilbert who founded Compassion Focused Therapy.  We, by default, stay in threat mode (that’s why you rarely see someone smiling when they are simply ‘being’). This is due to our evolutionary DNA and ‘wiring’. Of course, it’s uncomfortable to stay in threat mode as it is in this mode that …