The Role of Archetypes and Complexes
Anxiety | Archetypes | Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Role of Archetypes and Complexes

Archetypes and complexes sit at the core of Jungian psychology. To truly understand yourself, it is my opinion, that you need to know how to recognise archetypal energies and determine their role in the emergence of complexes.  No one has done more for the development of archetypes as a psychological tool than Carl Jung. The…

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?
Energy Healing | Health | Meditation | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Psychology | Self-Development

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?

I recently read an article in Psychology Today in which the mental health professional, Jason N. Linder, PsyD warns about ‘The Danger of Mindfulness.’  Blimey, I didn’t realise things had gotten this bad.  In all fairness to Dr Linder, he is not criticising the practice of mindfulness meditation itself. Nor are his comments sensationalism.  As a matter…

How Does Guilt Become Repressed?
Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

How Does Guilt Become Repressed?

“The price we pay for our advance in civilization is a loss of happiness through the heightening of the sense of guilt.” ~ Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents   A few weeks ago, I documented a true self-development story about healing guilt. As it turns out, I’d not completely healed my subconscious guilt, I’d merely started the…

Medication Is Not A Cure For Anxiety And Depression
Anxiety | Mental Health | Self-Development

Medication Is Not A Cure For Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression is a growing concern for mental health professionals. In 2020, the World Economic Forum revealed there were some 275 million reported cases of anxiety worldwide.  Remarkably, a high percentage of people suffering from anxiety and depression do not have access to effective treatment. In low-income countries (and perhaps low-income individuals in developed…

Overcoming Anger And Frustration: The Cause And The Cures
Energy Healing | Health | Mental Health | Self-Development

Overcoming Anger And Frustration: The Cause And The Cures

You’ve probably noticed anger is one of the most dominant emotions in today’s society. You may be prone to the odd outburst yourself or even feel anger and frustration every day. I think we can probably all hold our hands up and say, it’s easy to get angry but it’s difficult to snap out of…

Symptoms to Determine a Major Depression Diagnosis
Anxiety | Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

Symptoms to Determine a Major Depression Diagnosis

Depression is more than just feeling the blues. It is a sadness coupled with self-loathing, absence of self-esteem, and loss of interest to do other things. Healthcare professionals often diagnose this as clinical depression or major depressive disorder. This is a disorder that affects your life from the mental, physical, and emotional aspects. This can…

The Adonis Complex: Body Dysmorphia Disorder in Men
Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Adonis Complex: Body Dysmorphia Disorder in Men

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best – at least not until your physiological appearance becomes an obsession. But when worry about your body image starts to drive self-destructive behaviour you have an Adonis complex. The Adonis complex is a label that is typically associated with men because its primary focus is building…

Negative Thinking Can Ruin Your Life
Health | Mental Health | Self-Development

Negative Thinking Can Ruin Your Life

Whilst most people have heard of the placebo effect, its lesser-known opposite, the nocebo effect, or negative thinking, can have damaging effects on your health. Negative thinking is not a sign of depression – it is a natural thought process indoctrinated into our habitual way of thinking. However, negative thinking can drag you into depression….