Addiction doc says: Stop chasing the drug! Focus on ACEs and people will heal.

Originally posted on ACEs Too High:
He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. He says: The solution to changing the illegal…

43 What?

Originally posted on Vantage Point Therapy:
Anxiety oftentimes comes from procrastination.  Sometimes it is hard to deal with anxiety by just changing thoughts alone.  Sometimes the best way is to act on the required behavior and suspend judgment about the feelings and thoughts that come from acting on the behavior until you can see that…

PTSD, Growth & Recovery: Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas

Originally posted on Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic:
Trauma and its sequelae are likely the greatest challenge we face as individuals who have experienced them and as healthcare professionals who try to help. For decades and generations, post-traumatic experiences have been misunderstood, mislabeled, and misrepresented. It wasn’t that long ago when I found myself in a shouting…

Food as Medicine: Can it really heal your mind, body, and soul?

As a dietitian, I am often seen as the “food police.” I can assure you my goal is to help you, not judge you. I want to help you live a life free of guilt related to food.

What if you could include your favorite foods in your diet and not feel guilty after eating them?
As someone who has made significant changes in my own lifestyle, I can attest that eating to nourish your body actually nourishes your mind and helps you to achieve other goals you may set for yourself. Choosing the right foods to nourish your body can help you be ‘your best self’’. … More Food as Medicine: Can it really heal your mind, body, and soul?

One View of Mindfulness

Just as computers left in sleep mode signal occasional blips of malfunction, so too, the consequences of living with divided attention carry hidden costs –spiraling anxiety, disrupted sleep, poor eating habits, emotional burnout. Just as turning off a computer can offer a vital reboot, so too, learning to quiet the mind –can afford an amazing respite from undue anxiety and despair. … More One View of Mindfulness