October 1st, 201201101When most people are asked, “Are you living in the now?” they usually answer by saying I try to. Most people try to, but their past keeps bringing them back to a place that they really don’t want to go.
September 3rd, 201201009Inside each one of us lies images and worldviews, which filter and reshape the “out there” world into our own personal versions of reality. Importantly it is emotions that drive core beliefs rather than rational logic or information.
July 30th, 201211253Do you verbally beat yourself up with negative talk and thoughts? Do you treat others better than you treat yourself? It is the answers to questions like these that will shed light on the perceived health, enjoyment and success you experience in life.
July 21st, 201201149In the 1970’s a community existed that rallied around a dog. Today there is no community to do that in many mining areas. As humans we need good relationships as part of good health.
June 16th, 201211382Normal three-year-old children are and should be emotional. They should run around, have short concentration spans, be pushing the boundaries and screamThe notion of screening this age group for “risk” of mental health problems in later life is fundamentally flawed.
May 7th, 20120993It's getting harder to tell the normal from the nut-bag these days, especially in the workplace. Just think about it - how many of your own co-workers are rowing with only one oar, psychologically speaking?
April 14th, 201211304Labeling children is bad at the best of times. Labeling them so that self appointed “experts” can save them from all sorts of future problems by intervention at age two would be laughable except there is a risk it may be taken seriously.
March 2nd, 201231625There is an old adage that when the only tool you have is a hammer, all problems start to look like nails. The rise of the medical model over the last 50 years has increasingly made every problem people have a medical “nail” and hence solved by the “hammer” of a pill.
November 26th, 201101217Responsibility for unacceptable behavior needs to be placed where it belongs, with the individual who has done whatever it is they have done. Making medical excuses or blaming something or someone for the behavior of people is not the answer.
September 2nd, 201121195There is another screening and intervention program, which sounds warm and fuzzy but will also do far more harm than good. This is the proposal for early intervention in teenagers to prevent psychosis.