Mental Health

Mindfulness is a Superpower

This week, I’m preparing materials to introduce all of you to what seems to be, this new, hip and novel concept of “Mindfulness.”

It’s actually not new but it’s growing in popularity because the science shows that it can help us achieve wise mind.

In preparation for the ideas I’m going to present in my coming video, I wanted to share these awesome videos.

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Police Force Family to Psychiatric Hospital over Hunger Strike

When I heard about this family just outside Hamilton, Ontario, being detained under the Mental Health Act, I was furious: https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v….

I set out to do as much research as I could about what happened. In my experience, it’s very difficult to get the police to help you attain a Form 2.

If you have a family member who has a severe mental illness and could potentially harm themselves, or others, the burden of proof is so high, it’s often unsuccessful. So, my initial reaction was anger, when I saw that the police decided to use this valuable tool against an entire family. I was fired up.

But the more research I did, the more I realized that some of the things they have openly said online, could be used as evidence for a legal detention under the mental health act.

Let’s be clear here, I’m neither agreeing nor disagreeing with the acts of the police. I am saying that on my own, in my own independent research, there’s sufficient evidence here for ANYONE to request a Form 2 against at least the individual or individuals who have been posting on behalf of this family online. Continue reading “Police Force Family to Psychiatric Hospital over Hunger Strike”

Mental Health

97920896_2924056897675947_4213273818279444480_oI mentioned in yesterday’s video that emotions are meant to only last 90 seconds. They peak halfway and then dissipate.

Unfortunately, we sometimes poke at our emotions. Sometimes, it’s subconscious, and we’re not even aware that we are triggering the emotion to return or stay, far longer than it’s physiologically meant to. Continue reading

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Graduating from Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Therapy

Certificate Graduation

Well, would you look at that?

I graduated.

I actually went through the entire 10 weeks, despite saying that this thing was probably not for me.

Sadly, I lost the last three weeks of in-person group therapy, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.

I was hoping that they would postpone the program and I’d be able to make up the last three weeks at a later date.

Unfortunately, they opted for one-on-one phone sessions, which were valuable, but were certainly not the same.

I was able to get all the material emailed to me.

And here we are.

I gave it a chance and I ended up loving it Continue reading “Graduating from Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Therapy”

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