Inspirational Insights CounsellingRecent articlesen-usInspirational Insights Counselling, 23 Mar 2019 02:14:36What is Trauma<p><strong><em>Day 1 Trauma &ndash; such a horrible thing</em></strong></p> <p><em>She sat on the closed door-trap &ndash; just doing as he told her.&nbsp; &ldquo;Do this&rdquo;, &ldquo;Do that&rdquo;,&nbsp; &ldquo;Now, do this&rdquo; and so it went while she was wondering what was happening to her.&nbsp; This may be something that has happened to you.&nbsp; Physical assault with no way of escape &ndash; perhaps it was something during military service &ndash; or a terrifying car accident.&nbsp; These are some of the many examples of trauma that possibly haunt our lives from the past.&nbsp; </em></p> <p><strong><em>Day 2 My trauma is never my fault</em></strong></p> <p><em>Trauma is never the fault of the victim.&nbsp; Let us say that together, <strong>BEING TRAUMATIZED IS NEVER MY FAULT</strong>, I DID NOT CAUSE IT, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT, I DID NOT CHOICE IT, AND AGAIN, I WILL SAY BEING TRAUMATIZED IS NOT MY FAULT!&nbsp; This is something to remember for the rest of my life.&nbsp; I will write it down put it in safe places that I can see it to remind myself daily.&nbsp; Even if I have traumatized other people, I more than likely have been traumatized myself.&nbsp; I still need to say this to myself and put it where I will see it.&nbsp; </em></p> <p><strong><em>Day 3 Our journey</em></strong></p> <p><em>Come with me on this journey as we unravel our trauma from the past, learn how I continue to play out the trauma without even knowing it, and start to learn how I can change things and learn to be a calmer person.&nbsp; So, that I can have more peace, love, joy, and serenity it my life.&nbsp; We will take a look at different types of reactions to my trauma, have a better idea of how I reacted to trauma, and what I can do to change it.&nbsp; It will be a difficult journey; yet, one of the most rewarding journeys of my life.&nbsp; Have the courage to come with me.</em></p> <p><strong><em>Day 4 Types of trauma</em></strong></p> <p><em>Different people react to what happens in their life differently.&nbsp; What is traumatizing to one person may not be trauma to another person.&nbsp; Some people react to trauma immediately while others may not react for months or many years.&nbsp; Trauma comes in many different forms. Trauma may be a one-time event or it may be chronic over time.&nbsp; It may be simple or c</em></p>Inspirational Insights CounsellingThu, 21 Jan 2016 02:47:41 +0000Addictions<p>Addiction Where Do They Come From</p>Inspirational Insights CounsellingFri, 24 Feb 2012 14:41:46 +0000What is an Addiction?<h3>There are four types of addictions</h3> <p><em> <p><strong><em>Substance</em></strong></p> </em> <p>Substances include alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine, heroin, prescription drugs, caffeine, and marijuana.</p> <em> <p><strong><em>Process</em></strong></p> </em> <p>Process addictions include sex, work, exercise, video games, food (anorexia, bulimia, and binge), money (gambling, shopping, and e-trading), and internet and/or cybersex.</p> <em> <p><strong><em>Compulsive Attachments</em></strong></p> </em> <p>Compulsive attachments include seeking and staying with troubled people; pathological giving, rescuing, and becoming a hero; intensity, drama, and crises; impression management; codependency; co-addiction; and trauma bonding.</p> <em> <p><strong><em>Feelings</em></strong></p> </em> <p>Feelings include rage, fear, self-loathing, intensity, and love.</p> <p><em><span>Carnes, P. J. (2009). <em>Recovery zone (vol. 1)</em>.<span>&nbsp; </span>Carefree, AZ: Gentle Path Press.</span></em></p> <em> </em></p>Inspirational Insights CounsellingWed, 15 Feb 2012 09:51:52 +0000