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This blog mixes ancedotal, experiential knowledge of being an alcoholic/addict in recovery with the very latest neuropsychological research and uses the language of the heart to pass on what we have learnt about this illness and recovery from it.

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  • Do we have to Hit Rock Bottom to Recover?
    on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Originally posted on The Alcoholics Guide to Alcoholism: There has been much recent debate about whether a person has to hit rock bottom in under to surrender and start recovering, whether one has to go to the bitter end before surrendering to the re...
  • Nearly Everything Hari thinks He Knows About Addiction is Wrong!
    on May 28, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Originally posted on Inside The Alcoholic Brain: The Rat Park of Vietnam and Beyond ? The videos below have been doing the facebook and twitter rounds, often accompanied by this Ted talk by Johann Hari ? ? Essentially these videos suggest addiction i...
  • Brain Sculpting
    on Mar 11, 2016 in c-ptsd Complex PTSD EMDR PTSD
      Did not do any EMDR yesterday as I was too exhausted still, a week after the previous session! My wife was like this too, so very very tired until the day before the next session, the following week, so she was averaging one day in seven when...
  • Brain Sculpting
    on Mar 11, 2016 in c-ptsd Complex PTSD EMDR PTSD
      Did not do any EMDR yesterday as I was too exhausted still, a week after the previous session! My wife was like this too, so very very tired until the day before the next session, the following week, so she was averaging one day in seven when...
  • Filling in the Hole In the Soul  The Light at the End of the Tunnel is You! Just got back from EMDR therapy and thought I would write this right away as I will be very tired over the next few days. A fundamental difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD is that Complex PTSD al...
  • Filling in the Hole In the Soul  The Light at the End of the Tunnel is You! Just got back from EMDR therapy and thought I would write this right away as I will be very tired over the next few days. A fundamental difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD is that Complex PTSD al...
  • Trying to Find the Horror
    on Mar 1, 2016 in c-ptsd EMDR PTSD Complex PTSD
      In most traumatic events there is an accompanying feeling of terrified helplessness. Whether it’s a soldier looking on helplessly as his fellow soldier gets killed or a fireman seeing person burn in a fire, just out of reach or someone l...
  • Trying to Find the Horror
    on Mar 1, 2016 in c-ptsd EMDR PTSD Complex PTSD
      In most traumatic events there is an accompanying feeling of terrified helplessness. Whether it’s a soldier looking on helplessly as his fellow soldier gets killed or a fireman seeing person burn in a fire, just out of reach or someone l...
  • The Thing We most Run Away From is the Truth  I started writing this just after I completed my therapy on Wednesday but was quite depressed so stopped, so here we go again. I have started getting to the horrible heart of stuff, physiologically re-experiencing some of the abuse I had as a...
  • The Thing We most Run Away From is the Truth  I started writing this just after I completed my therapy on Wednesday but was quite depressed so stopped, so here we go again. I have started getting to the horrible heart of stuff, physiologically re-experiencing some of the abuse I had as a...
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