The Beautiful Brain (No more mythology)

Last night I attended a lecture by Dr. Mohammed Alsuwaidan, Head of the Mood Disorders Unit and Kuwait Center for Mental Health. His topic was “Creativity and Bipolor Disorder” and it was amazing. There is a correlation between profound creativity and Bipolar Disorder, which he demonstrated with the latest research. That’s where he got me. HeContinue reading “The Beautiful Brain (No more mythology)”

Core beliefs trump medication

Often with anxiety, I see a significant amount of somatisation. That is, the manifestation of mental and psychological agitation through physical symptoms. I’ve seen clients with twitching eyelids, jerking arms, paralysed swallow reflex, nodding head, severe vertigo, limb paralysis, catatonia, parasympathetic mutism, ‘frozen’ tongue, chronic nausea… and a host of other greater or lesser physicalContinue reading “Core beliefs trump medication”

It’s only 30 minutes…

The truth is, most of us don’t care enough about a healthy future so much as we care about what feels good right NOW. The consequence of such short-sighted thinking (and, let’s face it, self-indulgence) is that when that “future” becomes the present, we’re sick, tired, and unhealthy. Really. Let’s do something about it now. Start today.Continue reading “It’s only 30 minutes…”