A personal trauma

You may have experienced a traumatic event (an injury, loss of a loved one or property,  a serious threat, or any overwhelming emotional experience). Even though the event may be over, you may now be experiencing, or may experience later, some strong emotional or physical reactions. It is very common, in fact quite normal, for people to experience emotional aftershocks when they have passed through a horrible event. Sometimes the emotional aftershock (or stress reactions) appears immediately ... [Continue Reading]

Moving On After Borderline Personality Disorder

Counselling Case Study Karl separated from his partner, Pauline, and gained custody of their young son, Sean, after Pauline was found to have erratic, sometimes criminal behaviors and was found by the courts to often be neglectful of Sean. Even so, Karl had always wanted to give Pauline a chance to change her ways, in the hope of reconciling as a family. Time and time again, he was let down. Karl came for counselling and through discussions with Karen realized that Pauline suffered a Borderline ... [Continue Reading]

6 Books on Borderline Personality Disorder That Should Be On Your Reading List

Source: Borderline Personality Treatment Looking for some interesting reading on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? If you or someone you’re close to has BPD, it’s a good time to do some reading that can give you more insight into and information on this psychiatric disorder. Here are some of our picks for books, both fiction and non-fiction, related to Borderline Personality Disorder: I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality, by Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal ... [Continue Reading]

The Addiction Solution

In the following video, the author of The Addiction Solution, Dr. David Kipper shares his thoughts on treating addiction as a chronic medical disease. [youtube]http://youtu.be/cb7j8OYp0rY[/youtube] Dr Kipper advocates unraveling the mysteries of addiction through cutting edge brain science. The underlying problem with addiction, he says, is our brain chemistry, which is not treated. Brain chemistry is where this disease of addiction originates and there are a few basic neurotransmitters: ... [Continue Reading]

Depression and Low Mood

Treatment for depression depends on several factors: the severity of your illness, what types of symptoms you have, and for how long you have had them. For some, counseling and learning cognitive techniques to alter negative thinking is sufficient for them to begin to recover. Others need to engage in activities and do something, volunteer or part-time work, for example, in order to find a feeling of connection and purpose. For others, anti-depressant medication is a good option and should ... [Continue Reading]