Posts Categorized: ELIZABETH HEARN

COURAGE & FORGIVENESS

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Courage is easing into resilience. Forgiveness can be  letting go of  the need to be right.
You have the power to transcend past pain and present suffering.  Awareness of your personal power is in being  in control of your  thoughts, feelings and actions.
 It comes after enough of the past pain, and grief have been holistically processed,  and… Read more »

AWARENESS

 
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 from addiction  is  100%   supported by 12step programmes,  holistic therapies, and the potency, passion and empowerment of  the… Read more »

COMPASSION IS LOVING KINDNESS

 

 
Compassion is an aspiration, a state of mind, wanting others to be free from suffering. It’s not passive — it’s not empathy alone — but rather an empathetic altruism that actively strives to free others from suffering. Genuine compassion must have both wisdom and lovingkindness.
That is to say, one must understand the nature of… Read more »

COMPASSIONATE INQUIRY

Dr Gabor Maté states: “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, and… 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 »