I first heard this Drones song in darker days and I always found it too jarringly close to home to enjoy despite its poetic merit. Later, Missy Higgins made it hauntingly beautiful with the pathos of it that she distilled and in her voice I was able to find refuge. Now those days are fading… Read More
Author: Dominic Pukallus
Here’s A Simple Trick For Anyone Who Finds Eye Contact Too Intense
Learning to pass. Research Digest ByChristian Jarrett We’re taught from an early age that it is polite and assertive to look people in the eyes when we’re talking to them. Psychology research backs this up – people who make plenty of eye contact – as long as it’s not excessive – are usually perceived as… Read More
Mindfulness can change your brain | The Science of Psychotherapy
Mindfulness can change your brain David Kavanagh By this stage you’ve probably heard about mindfulness meditation. You may have even considered it and decided it sounded like something wishy-washy … Source: Mindfulness can change your brain | The Science of Psychotherapy
Recovery, do you speak it?
The language we use: -Represents the meanings we have constructed from experience -Prompts attitudes, expectations and actions -Should always reflect ‘unconditional positive regard’ for people. We may be unaware of how the words we use reflect our attitudes and the impact they have upon those around us. The words we choose reflect our attitudes –… Read More
The sage is one who works without expectation of reward – Lao Tzu.
Originally posted on Better Living Through Biochemistry:
There is a certain feeling of impatience among proponents for the proper funding which it is felt will give confirmation to these results and eliminate some of the scorn this field is subjected to, not to mention relieving great suffering. When the dreadful 1973 report came out which…
“Pills always cause harm”: BMJ editor-in-chief calls for lifestyle changes over medication – Diet Doctor
Pills can’t be the answer to diseases caused by unhealthy living. As well as unsustainable cost for often marginal benefit, they always cause harm. Rather than medicating almost the entire adult population, let’s invest our precious resources in societal and lifestyle change, public health, and prevention. via “Pills always cause harm”: BMJ editor-in-chief calls for… Read More
Revisiting the Rationale and Evidence for Peer Support | Psychiatric Times
No one would deny a person in recovery from cancer, or a person living with diabetes, the opportunity to contribute to the shaping and delivery of cancer or diabetes care. Persons in recovery from mental illnesses have insider knowledge of what it takes to have a life well lived with mental illness. In fact, two… Read More
Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial
The positive results of this study suggest that a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention is effective at improving nutritional status, non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, and other symptoms in most individuals with ASD. Parents reported that the vitamin/mineral supplements, essential fatty acids, and HGCSF (gluten/casein/soy-free) diet were the most beneficial. via Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention… Read More
Systematic review and meta-analysis of Mental Health First Aid training: Effects on knowledge, stigma, and helping behaviour.
Abstract Objective To provide an up-to-date assessment of the effectiveness of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program on improving mental health knowledge, stigma and helping behaviour. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods A systematic search of electronic databases was conducted in October 2017 to identify randomised controlled trials or controlled trials of the… Read More
Some things can do with a little fixing after all.
I had suspected I was different since I was very young. I just didn’t know what kind of different I was. When I went to kindergarten, I didn’t play with anyone. I usually just sat and read books. I thought life was going to be fun—you know, with all the reading and learning and being… Read More