Cocaine Addiction – Highly Addictive

Cocaine – HIGHLY addictive. Cocaine is considered highly addictive and one of the most habit-forming substances on the planet. As soon as the drug enters the brain — whether through inhalation, smoking or injection — it warps the brain’s reward pathway and its production of certain chemicals related to pleasure (such as dopamine) and stress. … Read more Cocaine Addiction – Highly Addictive

Addiction – How does it work ?

Until recently, very little was known about how the brain can turn off the desire for addictions and how the subconscious mind can stop addictive urges. We know that the brain is constantly changing. The neuroplasticity of the brain allows focused treatment to create new neural connections. Without treatment the brain uses neural pathways to trigger emotions, needs, pleasure and cravings, which feed the addiction. Treatment changes those responses by rewiring of … Read more Addiction – How does it work ?

Escaping your comfort zone: Taking advantage of chaos

Put simply, our comfort zone is a behavioural space where our activities and behaviours become part of our routines. This helps to lower risk and stress, giving us a natural state of mind in which we can function and perform our routines habits on a daily basis. The problem is that, when we do try to leave our comfort zones, … Read more Escaping your comfort zone: Taking advantage of chaos

Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type

  Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type Your personality type is a huge determining factor when it comes to how you interact with other people and the world around you. We have developed an excellent understanding of what characterises human beings, and the five-factor model is a great example of the knowledge we have … Read more Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type

Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety+ Stress Anxiety blights the lives of increasingly large numbers of people. It may initially be focused on realistic concerns – such as financial difficulties, health, job insecurity or unemployment, relationship problems (particularly complex in blended families) and fears about the future in an increasingly uncertain world – but then spiral out of control. Or … Read more Anxiety and Stress