October 27, 2018

So you are feeling desperate to change, feel out of control with habits you can't break and feelings you can't shake. You’re stressed out over work and relationships that are being wrecked by drinking, spending, or other destructive habits.

You’re feeling frus...

July 13, 2018

How to resist urges, and cravings.

The Problem of Immediate Gratification

You weren’t born with an addictive behaviour.  It took your mind a lot of effort and practice to get trapped into this.  Understanding how this happened can help overcome this behaviour.

A trig...

June 6, 2018

This is the last piece I shall write on our emotional needs, this time around.  These three needs of feeling a sense of achievement, status and meaning are very much related.  But I do worry that our culture gives us a false expectation that we must be seen as achiever...

May 5, 2018

Feeling out of control?

This week we are looking at another emotional need that is vital to our mental health and wellbeing- Volition.

What is volition?

Volition is a need to feel fulfilled and exist autonomously; to feel we direct our own lives, have free choice and feel...

April 26, 2018

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Feeling secure?

We examined the idea that addiction is permanent  in last week's blog. I suggested that it is not, and that it is a symptom of emotional needs not met. Feeling secure is a prima...

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