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The False Spiritual Self

This is going to sound a little generalised and I am sure some readers will point that out but with exceptions to every rule in mind I still want to bring this subject up. Is modern spirituality a distraction from the authentic self and from reality? I ask this because as someone who has worked within the spiritual community for many years I began to notice a pattern about what type of people modern spirituality tends to attract.  Like a magnet it tends to attract people who have had a tough time ...

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Low Self Belief Part One

Working as a therapist in Brighton & Hove and internationally with clients with low self esteem, self belief, confidence, self worth, depression, stress and anxiety over the years has given me some amazing insights into why they are experiencing life the way they are.  This article is about where this comes from and part two will continue this and focus on what can be done to begin turning this around. Human nature can be cruel and people can make us feel quite sh*t about ourselves with careless comments, bullying and judgmental prejudice.  ...

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Broken Hearts and Obsession

Recently I have seen quite a few clients who are finding life really tough due to a relationship ending and not being able to stop thinking about the person they were in love with. This for some can border on the obsession for some and feels very unhealthy as they can’t get this person out of their heads and will often do anything to get this person back, even if this person really is not good for them at all. Clients often tell me that when they have a rational moment they ...

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Spirit for Life

Often I am asked why I frequent spiritual groups to talk and what my version of spirituality I would promote, so here it is. Spirit for me is defined by energy and attitude towards life.  This is about how we treat ourselves, other people, the planet and what part we want to play as part of humanity. Life can be tough on this spinning ball of rock and I feel it is hard enough without adding spiritual laws into the mix which go against the human condition and demand ways of thinking ...

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Healthy Mind and Body

Posted by Edd Power Edd Power is my guest blogger this week as I wanted a personal fitness trainer to write a little about why exercise is important for mental health.  You can contact Edd for more information at the bottom of the page. It has been well known for thousands of years the link between mind and body and today the concept of a holistic approach to health and fitness is rapidly gaining popularity and acceptance. Doctors have for a long time advised us to get more exercise and have outlined the ...

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Anxiety and Stress Help Brighton & Hove

As a blog entry I thought I would let clients exploring my site find out a little bit more of what to expect from working with me with anxiety and stress either in Brighton & Hove or on Skype. First off, anxiety and stress are not your fault despite what you may think.  Your brain is simply malfunctioning which causes it to overwork itself which can cause all sorts of issues.  You can through therapy work to help the brain get back to working properly and a lot of it is ...

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The Hope Trap

Hope seems to be one of those empowering words we hear in films about how someone full of hope triumphed against all the odds for a powerfully positive result.  We are literally bombarded through various media how important hope is to have and yet there is a dark side to hope we hardly hear about. Inspired by a quote from Baruch Spinoza the Dutch Philosopher “There can be no hope without fear and no fear without hope.”  I decided to explore hope and came up with some very interesting perspectives I ...

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Anxiety and the flake

Are you a flake or do you have flaky friends? Anxiety is a growing problem in the Brighton and due to the amount of clients in the past few years suffering with anxiety I have noticed a few patterns one of which is the subject of this blog. A section of people suffering with anxiety are flakes. The term flake not only refers to a chocolate bar which just fall apart when trying to eat it, but also refers to a behaviour pattern which can feed anxiety.  If you are experiencing anxiety or ...

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Anxiety Tips Part 2

As The Life Doctor, in my office in Brighton & Hove I see a lot of clients who are suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, negative thoughts and other nervous disorders which are making their lives a misery.  This is the second part to the anxiety tips series and you can read the first part below this one.  Your comments would be most welcome.  If you would like a full copy in PDF format of anxiety tips then please contact me here. Here are some more tips to help you change your ...

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Anxiety and Stress

The main issue I treat in Brighton & Hove are anxiety and stress related issues, this can deeply affect the way someone feels about and lives their life. I have compiled below some simple tips to think about and act on if you feel you are feeling stressed or anxious.  It is amazing how much difference they can make when it comes to how you feel.  If you have any other tips or observations then please feel free to add to the comments section. Anxiety is caused by part of the brain called ...

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