Today I quote from Johann Hari:
"Up to now, we have put the onus for solving depression and anxiety solely on depressed and anxious individuals. We lecture or cajole them by saying they have to do better (or swallow the pills). But if the problem doesn't originate with them alone, it can;t be solved by them alone. As a group, together, we have to change our culture - to strip out the causes of depression and anxiety that are causing such deep unhappiness."
It's not all about a 'chemical imbalance in the brain' - it is about external forces gradually wearing away at you, then internalising those feelings. Please feel free to call me at the Anxiety Solution in Canberra to discuss a way I can help you. Phil Morey
Browsing through the mental health offerings in Canberra on the web, I was pleasantly surprised to see Calvary Hospital's dedicated mental health faciliity Hyson Green are offering diverse ways to help heal their clients. Their list is long (see below) and all these approaches are useful.
If you would like a free copy of the Breath Blueprint, go to
http://m.me/inspiredbreathnow?ref=542125d18419b04a9d. It gives you tips to control stress on a day to day basis.
When a man explodes in anger over something seemingly small, he may appear like an idiot. But he just be anxious.
Anxiety problems can look in different in men. They are more likely to use alcohol and drugs to cope with anxiety, so what looks like a drinking problem may actually be an underlying anxiety disorder.
Aggression tends to be more socially acceptable to many men than anxiety. It is anxiety disorders, rather than depression that are strongly associated with suicide attempts. "People who are panicky and have a desire to escape a situation they perceive to be intolerable, that could be the spark to act on their suicidal thoughts" says Matthew Knock, psychology professor at Harvard.
I offer men a powerful and effective breath based meditation therapy in Canberra which can ease anxiety, treat addictive behaviour, and get men back on track to their true glorious selves.
Imagine this...you are mediating peacefully in your apartment, letting go of distracting thoughts and feeling relaxed in your body. Yet down the road, there is a meeting of like minded fascists working out ways to divide and conquer the world with their populist lizard brain politics of distraction. Now, two days later you discover this fact and stop for a moment and wonder 'should I devote so much time to internal self-reflection when every day the world gets weirder, harsher and less loving'?
My answer is no. I still need inner reflection time, however I can always fall into the trap of overdoing the cult of achievement (I am a Happier Fitter Brighter person in order to be more productive and less stressed and a better consumer). I need more time for OUTER reflection. How can engage with society to help negate the bitterness that is starting to creep into our culture.
So is the solution getting mad, bad and dangerous to know? Well that's generally been a proven failure unless pulled off at some massive scale of popular rebellion. I believe that the best path is to get a grip of the true state of the world as it is right now. That is, I need to accept that the world as we know it is finished. Allow grief for the things that have been destroyed. Don't hang to some notion that everything will work out fine if I just keep on self-improving. I cannot hang onto some nonsense about 'hope' through good deeds, 'just being in the now' or magical thinking that the 'universe will provide for us' if we just wish hard enough. (God I wish I didn't waste my time with 'The Secret' all those years ago).
Breathwork (or re-birthing if one must call it that) is a great therapy in that it can give you a sense of internal re-calibration with the truth of YOU plus the truth of the culture around you. This includes allowing grief to surface and be expressed. This gives then a solid foundation on to which to see the world as it really is. Take action from that place, not the pack of cards of the achievement cult.
Take home message: DESPAIR ARISES IF ANGER AND GRIEF ARE HELD DOWN IN THE BODY AND PSYCHE. TAKE ACTION TO RELEASE THESE FEELINGS. THEN TAKE ACTION IN THE WORLD FROM THAT PLACE.
That's all for now. Phil Morey Canberra
One of the best things to come out of California was the late Jack Painter, a guy who pioneered emotional body release work. Sure massage can make you feel really good, however I've found that Bodywork made my whole posture better over time. I had a slumped right shoulder which gradually lifted as I released old trauma.
The body transformation process integrates Gestalt therapy with bodywork as well as breath work, and fine energy work. The initial seven sessions address specific body areas and focus on releasing defensive armoring habits, characterized as "letting go of the old self". During sessions, spontaneous emotional expression is encouraged. Additional tools include drama therapy, attention to body language and self-awareness.
Body Transformation works simultaneously with the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the whole person, it contains elements of both psychotherapy and bodywork.
It is powerful and it works long term. I am now offering this in Canberra and Bega.
1. Anti-depressants are not a long term solution for the vast majority of people who are given them for
2. If you have a low status job with no meaning who are much more likely to be depressed.
3. If you have the perception that you are isolated form a community or your family you are more likely to be depressed.
4. Loneliness is not the absence of other people, rather it's not sharing anything significant that matters in your life with others.
5. Ask what's not inside of your head, ask what your head's inside of.
So if you would like to try something different to pills or talk therapy, please call me for a chat about a using Breathwork to assist your recovery from anxiety, depression or just plain busy-ness!
What is Breathwork?
In my experience, Breathwork helped me to get in touch with my bodily and emotional pain which was shielded under ‘tiredness’ and ‘numbness’. These two layers were almost insurmountable during my early sessions. It was a huge breakthrough for me to acknowledge that my feelings of joy, anger and personal power were all buried under ‘I’m too tired’ or ‘it’s too scary to let my real feelings out’.