Posts Categorized: ELIZABETH HEARN

BE WELL

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
The study of Attachment  as a relational theory,  developmental trauma,  and addiction is the focal point  in  developing  a deeper understanding of the relationship among the emotional, cognitive, social and biological forces that shape human development.
Starting with  developmental  attachment and trauma   and expanding into developmental trauma   has elucidated how certain experiences can hardwire  psychological expectations… Read more »

EMPATHY & COMPASSION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Surviving to thriving:
 I am in long term (29 years) personal recovery, and specialise in treating stress, anxiety, and depression.   I am committed  to ending the stigma, silence and shame attached to accessing therapy  for mental and addiction health care issues.  My personal recovery is a continuum of abstinence based strategies,  100%   supported by 12step programmes,  holistic therapies, and the potency, passion… Read more »

COMPASSIONATE INQUIRY

Compassionate Inquiry is a training programme facilitated by Dr. Gabor Maté and the Beyond Addiction – Yoga and Recovery trainers  in Vancouver, Canada.
Do you want to be the best version of yourself?  A  4 weekend program led by the  team of Beyond Addiction trainers at BRIDGE and ENRICH, at 718 East 20th Avenue (Fraser and… Read more »

WHY THE ADDICTION TO PAIN?

GABOR MATÉ: Addiction is a complex psychophysiological process, but it has a few key components. I’d say that an addiction manifests in any behavior that a person finds temporary pleasure or relief in and therefore craves, suffers negative consequences from, and has trouble giving up. So there’s craving, relief and pleasure in the short term,… Read more »

PERSONAL RECOVERY

 
 
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Surrender can be considered as counterintuitive to success, wrongly associated with losing face, weakness, and defeat. Surrender is success.   Surrender  encourages  us to become more patient, poised and present. Disrupting   a “hurry-up – life script/agenda”   enables us to change self-sabotaging  habits.
“When you are in the state of surrender, you will reject anything… Read more »

THRIVING

 
By conquering your mind, you can conquer the world. The mind is given to you to serve you, not to control you. You breathe 22,000 times every day. How many are you really aware of?
The mind is  powerful. It determines actions, not just what you do, how you interpret what you do. The mind determines how… Read more »

BE the OBSERVER

Complex trauma, addiction, depression chronic stress and anxiety are treatable addiction and mental healthcare concerns. I recommend joining a recovery online and or on site community. Profound, and life changing  healing happens when we connect with  like-minded people can symbolise  the beginning of trusting the ebb and flow process, how we learn to become the… Read more »

Peter Levine – Polyvagal Theory

 
 
 
Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche.
 The Polyvagal Theory
If animals were physically restrained and frightened, they would go into… Read more »

1st Step is Commitment
The first step is commitment. In every life you are meant to commit. That is why the word is commit-meant. Commitment gives you CHARACTER.
2nd Step is Character
Character is when all your characteristics-all facets, flaws, and facts-are under your control. Yin and yang meet there, totally balanced. Character gives you DIGNITY.
3rd Step is… Read more »

Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivating  equanimity. Meditation changed my life  30 years ago.
A balanced  way to  be present, congruent, boost self care, esteem and intuition.
Re- connect to  your truth, make wise, skillful choices, improve communication, increase creativity, productivity and let go.
The benefits of meditation are:
Energize and balance the brain
Strengthen the… Read more »