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A WAY OUT

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It’s got no claws or suckers but if it gets a hold of you,

you’ll need an external intervention to escape its very firm grip.

Many have strayed along its path never to find their way back,

yet many still keep getting lost every single day…

One begins to wonder why people still willingly go down this road of steep decline despite its evidenced effects in the lives of its victims. Although so much has been done in an attempt to knock out this hideous monster which seems to be an engulfing flood intent on eroding away the values and ideals of organized society, yet the story gets more worrisome each day.
The average drug abuser can’t explain how he/she got so knee deep in the habit, but if you ask around about what they stand to gain, the overwhelming answer will be the altered state of perception they experience when under its influence which according to them is incomparable to any other feeling that could be humanly experienced. Some even claim to draw inspiration from the world beyond when in that state. Others say they are into it because it gives good appetite and helps them sleep well. Whatever the reason may be for indulging in it, one thing remains a common factor to all illicit drug users which is their inability to function effectively without them. This in turn leads to a heavy dependence on these hard drugs with its attendant debilitating side effects.

There is a refreshingly safe, healthy and highly effective way out

It is through Audio-visual entrainment therapy. This therapy is one sure way out of the dark maze of drug addiction. It serves as a fantastic alternative to enjoy all the “good feelings” sought after by illicit drug users. Audio-visual entrainment therapy is aimed at training an individual’s brainwaves into desired states. Its protocols range from Energizer, Calmness, Brain Booster, Sleep, Mood Booster and more. There is so much to benefit from Audio-visual entrainment therapy and it’s also the best thing that can happen to anyone ready for recovery.

Here are some benefits of Audio-visual entrainment therapyDAVID-Delight-Nederland-2

  • It induces calmness
  • Improves alertness/attention
  • Reduces hyperactivity
  • Improves assimilation
  • Relieves stress
  • Serves as an energy booster
  • Enhances concentration
  • Improves mood thereby eliminating depression
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Improves memory
  • Eliminates anxiety
  • Improves performance (sports, academics and work)
  • Clears mental fogginess and improves mental clarity

All these benefits come with the added advantage of it being non-invasive, painless and cost effective without any risk of health related complications.

Truly, Audio-visual entrainment therapy is a tool to promote well being and the addict’s answer to their search for a way out.

For more information about Audio-visual entrainment therapy, kindly visit www.mobilehealthconsult.org

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The Next Fix

NF 1It all starts with an innocent introduction to something new, something different from the usual and a way of escape from reality. It feels really good at first then you begin to need more and more of it… until you eventually realize that you cannot live without it and you’ll do anything to get the next fix.

Life offers so many things that can bring pleasure to us, food, drinks, games, shopping, sex, money and others. However, when we begin to abuse them, we are simply setting ourselves up for grave danger. To abuse something literally means to have an “Abnormal usage” of it. This implies that the same things that can bring you so much pleasure can destroy you when misused or when used abnormally.

You may enjoy doing certain things a whole lot but when your “need” for it becomes abnormal and interferes with your normal functioning, relationships & overall wellbeing, then it becomes an addiction.

“Without it you are not okay”

“If only you get it now, you will be fine again”

“Just one more, then another and yet another…”

NF 2It becomes addictive when “you cannot help it”. It somewhat over powers your will/ability to stop it and makes it difficult for you to function normally without it.

The reason why addicts always want more or a higher quantity is because their bodies develop dependence on the substance of abuse and because they want to constantly live in the euphoria as they may be unable to face reality.

From a Neuropsychological perspective, substance abusers seek to constantly alter their brain waves to become calmer, relaxed, focused, energetic, gain a sense of importance etc. by introducing substances  that are detrimental to their brain functions and overall health.  

Addiction creeps upon people slowly with enticing feelings of satisfaction but with wreckage on the long run. Search yourself, are you unknowingly addicted to something or becoming addicted to something? Find help at www.mobilehealthconsult.org

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Conquering Bad Habits

A persons personality can be described as a collage of habits which the person expresses. We are our habits and our habits make us. The more good habits we have, the better people we tend to be. Bad habits, which are negative behaviour patterns, however, hold us back from reaching our full potentials. Bad habits, as we know, are detrimental to our well-being; they affect us physically (e.g smoking and its adverse effects on the lungs) and mentally (habitual lying, See our previous post The importance of being honest ). You can conquer your bad habits of procrastination, overspending, smoking or even nail-biting and picking your nose, but first you have to assess the origin of such habits and circumstances that trigger them.

Some bad habits, such as smoking and overspending, often start when a person is under a lot of stress. Gratification is often used in such circumstances to take our minds off the stressor. This may not sound so bad initially, but this is how most bad habits begin. The reason being that when we gratify ourselves, the pleasure we feel is initiated by the release of dopamine from from the limbic system to the  pleasure centers of our brain. Behaviours that trigger this release are then more readily reinforced as we naturally enjoy pleasure. The problem is it is more difficult to be moderate which such behaviours and they soon interfere with our lives and become bad habits.

Most of the time, bad habits tend to ease the ‘here and now’ and provide immediate satisfaction, not thoroughly thinking of the future consequences or effect they’d have on us. This is seen especially in procrastination, which most of us are often guilty of. So if you are serious about conquering your bad habits and you are ready to make a firm resolve, the following actions are necessary:

1. Increased Will power

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You have to make a strong resolution that you are willing to stop whatever bad habit it is. You have to remind yourself of it’s adverse effects in your life and that you can indeed control this behaviour. This is something you do daily to increase your willpower and subjugate the habit. Remind yourself that you are in control of your actions and not vice versa. You can even write it down in a diary or somewhere you can see it each day as a reminder. Stop for a second now. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and tell yourself, “I am in control!”.

 


its-possible-to-rewire-your-brain-by-breaking-out-of-the-way-you-naturally-think2. Re-wire your brain

Some say we are creatures of habits and this is due to the way our brains are wired. The more we do an action, the stronger the neural connections relating to that action. This is how practice makes perfect. However, this is also how we automatically or subconsciously find ourselves indulging in our bad habits, the neural connection is usually strong. An environment or situation, that your brain has associated with you carrying out a certain action, could even trigger bad habits. Therefore, you have to re-wire your brain. Associate healthier actions with environments or situations you used to associate with bad habits. This is something you have to do daily for about a month (some say between 21 and 28 days before a bad habit is broken) in order for new neural connections associated with the situation to be established.

 

3. Reflect

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Take time out to reflect on your actions and how they affect your body and well-being. Reflect on who you are now as a person due to this bad habit. Understand that at this moment you’re doing fine without it. Imagine the future consequences of your bad habits. The anxiety caused by too much procrastination or the disappointment you’d feel when you realize your broke again due to overspending. Whatever situation you can relate with. Stay relaxed and imagine how you’d feel if you finally got rid of this bad habit. Experience the momentary joy. Realize when your body begins to crave for this bad habit and what alerts your senses to it. Once you are able to do this, you’d find that you begin to know the initial physical and mental signs that often lead to you indulging in this habit again and can make a conscious decision to stop before you begin to consider it. (For a full mindfulness meditation experience go to  http://www.mobilehealthconsult.org/?page_id=1008)

 

4. Have a support group

Confide with your friends and family if you can and tell them about the difficulty your having is stopping this bad habit. support-groupYou’d find that some of your friends may be going through something similar or even the exact same problem. They may have other ways of dealing with bad habits that they could share with you. Meet with a group maybe once a week to share ideas and to find support. This is one of the most effective methods of conquering bad habits. Find people you can relate with and vice versa and help each other.

Moderation is key

Remember to do all things in moderation. Not too little and definitely not too much. Especially things that bring us pleasure. Discipline is very important if we want to prevent ourselves from bad habits. Be moderate.

If you try or you’ve sincerely tried all these and you persist in relasping, it is advised that you seek a psychotherapist as you may not just have a bad habit but an addiction.