Yearly Archives: 2009

Depression: The sticking points

There are certain habits of mind that can make depression stick around and that can make a person more vulnerable to depression relapse. These features of 'mindlessness' also apply for things like anxiety and other mental health problems. Fundamentally this is based on your relationship with your own mind. Learning to be aware of these...
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Exercise the demons

Never underestimate the importance of exercise and sport in maintaining a healthy body, mind and soul. Studies have shown that regular exercise can have the same effect on depression, anxiety and other mental health issues as anti-depressants. Tiger Woods is currently in Australia for the Australian Masters Golf Tour. Golf is a particularly excellent sport as it...
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Bruce Psychology: The Clinical Practice

I'll be posting articles and audio-visual recordings up here regularly on whatever I feel inspired to write about and present on. I'll also present the work of others that I find interesting and constructive. I hope it helps you in some way. If you have anything you would like to add, or any questions you'd...
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Dealing with Trauma

Trauma is the experience of an overwhelmingly stressful event. The event disrupts a person's ability to effectively engage in their life as they once did and they become haunted by the trauma, stuck in that time. Usually, a traumatic experience involves a threat to one's life or a threat to a loved one's life. Being close to...
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Normal…

"Try to act Normal".... is something you have probably been told at some point in your life or you may have said this to others. Have you ever been concerned that you're not normal? What is this almost mythical Normality that we are questing after? In deed, is it even possible to achieve? Conversely, why...
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Lasso the moon

The process of life, as we know, involves many ups and downs. We can liken this to the effects of the moon on the earth. As the moon orbits the earth it pulls the tides of the oceans with it. Resisting life would be like trying to throw a lasso around the moon to keep...
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Depression and you

Current trends suggest that depression is a disease process, and whilst depression has tendencies similar to disease, it is more helpful to look at it as an outcome to life choices and interactions. Here is a thorough and comprehensive article about what depression is, where it comes from and how to recover from it. Read more

Remember to breathe!

Breathing is a crucial part of living. Learning to breathe in the correct way will enable you to gain mastery over your state of arousal. breathingBelly breathing (breathing into the lower lobes of the lungs) reduces and eliminates anxiety. Here are...

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Mindfulness in Everyday Living

Mindfulness is an excellent way to ground and center your self, to reduce stress and process overwhelming feelings. A richer and transcendent life can be cultivated and you can de-amplify any problems you may have. Mindfulness involves learning how your mind works, that there is...

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