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Busy-ness manifests itself in many ways. Here are three of the most common:

Device Addiction
Deception
Distraction

This article explores the first one on the list…Device Addiction.

Here’s how Device Addication can unconsciously weave its way into your life, from my own experiences (and the experiences of my clients)…

24/7 Connectability…

Have you noticed that the World is getting a smaller place? We now have 24/7 connectability. I can contact my friends around the World instantly. The technology is amazing: it’s portable, flexible and easy to use and…everyone is connected! DANGER – Everyone is connected ALL the time!

There are lots of devices to help us keep in touch whilst going about our ‘business’: Mobile/Cell phones, lap tops, Blackberries, iPhones – to name a few! These devices help us to maintain our connectability and YES! they are very useful.

They can also hook us into busy-ness.

How?

We have potential information overload at our fingertips.
Technology can be addictive.

These devices can be invaluable, but we can unconsciously over use them. Here’s an example from my own experience:

I wanted to be really successful at my job. I used to believe that effort = success:

The longer I worked + The more effort I put in = Great Success

Surely a recipe for success because my superiors would think highly of me and I’d get promoted? Nope! It was actually a recipe for busy-ness and overwhelm!

I worked Monday to Friday every week. I used to keep my work phone ‘on’ over the weekend just in case… And sure enough, people started to call me or email me because I unwittingly taught them that is was okay to contact me because I’d be working! I set these expectations through my actions. All because I believed that effort = success.

Working at weekends soon became a habit. The more I did this – the more imposed it felt: I no longer had a choice, so I started to work longer hours as a result. Less time for my family, friends and myself. Having the technology enabled me to extend my working hours under the illusion that I was ‘getting a head’ both in my career and with my workload.

In reality, I was surviving and trying to keep up with my self imposed extended workloads!

Status and Massaging the Ego

We all like to feel needed and useful. We can sometimes unconsciously use technology to massage our ego and inflate its importance: to satisfy our neediness, to be liked, accepted and part of a group. When this is over-done, that’s when busy-ness creeps in because some of the following statements can become habitual:

How am I doing?
Let me check that you’re doing it right…
Do you still like me?
Do I look important enough?
Am I still popular?
Look how valuable/important I am everyone!
I’m still important

I sometimes train people who struggle to put their phones away because the have become so important to them (sometimes people are ‘on call’ which is fine). Delegates on workshops use a variety of different ways to conceal their Blackberries during training sessions so they can still check them!

During one workshop the whole group would collectively switch ‘on’ and check their blackberries in silence every break time! It’s interesting to watch the ‘Mexican wave’ of phone checking move through the group. Checking the phone actually became part of the group culture. Sometimes individual’s feel they have to check their phone to because everyone else is, even though they are not expecting to be contacted by anyone!

Obsession

Device addiction can cause obsessive behaviour. This is where someone is constantly checking their phone or lap top even when talking to friends, family or colleagues at work. It becomes an unconscious habit: One that is often noticeable and frustrating the the other person!

After all, it’s so easy to multi-task if you have an iPhone or Blackberry because you can check emails even when watching TV or whilst out dining with friends. We become hooked. We can’t put the phone down, because we have to constantly check and re-check. Here are a few examples:

Checking emails whilst talking to someone
Constantly texting whilst talking to someone
Answering every phone call – because you can, not because it’s more important that the friend you are spending time with
Constantly checking Twitter or Facebook (both are great tools but we can get hooked!)
Checking ‘stuff’ – nothing important it’s just ‘stuff’ but it’s there so I’ve got to check it!

I was recently coaching a woman who was overwhelmed with her working hours. She was struggling to manage her workloads because she hadn’t set any boundaries about work, which often leaked over into her personal time at the weekends. I call this work-extensions. She would regularly sleep with her Blackberry under the pillow and would check her emails during the night whenever she woke up (which became very frequent). This was a little frustrating for her partner, who would often wake up being blinded by the light, as she typed away on the key pad!

We sometimes become hooked because we forget to set clear boundaries and can’t let go or darn’t let go of our workloads. Work leaks into our leisure time and can ultimately affect our relationships and health.

Computer games can also be addictive. Have you ever lost a weekend to playing PSP or Wii? We label this as ‘escape’ time. Yet at the end of it we feel tired and exhausted, because we’ve been sucked in to addiction: ‘just 10 more minutes!’

Are you the person who says that they are just going to check their emails for half an hour and you re-appear four hours later after surfing the internet?

TV channel flicking can be another cause of device addiction. This is where we flick through hundreds of channels looking for something good to watch. When we get to end of the range, we begin at channel 1 again, because ‘surely there must be something worth watching now!’ Rinse and repeat!

Do you recognize any of these symptoms in your life?

What are YOU addicted to?

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Medical detox, also commonly referred to as medically supervised detox, is the first part of most substance abuse treatment. Detox is the process in which the body cleanses, or detoxifies itself of drugs and alcohol. To the addicted individual, detox can be an uncomfortable and sometimes painful experience due to the withdrawal symptoms associated with many drugs and alcohol. However, it is also important to note that the withdrawal from certain substances like alcohol and benzodiazepines can be physically dangerous, and in severe cases fatal. To ensure that someone safely and comfortably detoxes from drugs and alcohol, it should be done in a medically supervised setting because, in a phrase, medical detox can save your life.

Medical detox is intended to control and manage the severity of withdrawal symptoms under the close, watchful eyes of medical professionals, and usually lasts between three and ten days. During this process, patients have their vital signs monitored to ensure that they are not in physical danger. Vital signs commonly monitored include heart rate, core temperature, respiratory rate, blood pressure and more. During detoxification, patients are often given prescription medication to help alleviate the physical symptoms of withdrawal and make patients more comfortable. Any medication that is administered is reduced daily so that upon discharge from the medical detox the patient is completely substance free.

A large reason so many addicts continue to abuse substances is to stave off the unpleasantries associated with withdrawal. Withdrawal occurs when an individual stops using drugs or alcohol abruptly, either because they’re trying to quit or because they simply can’t get their hands on any. The severity of withdrawal symptoms will depend entirely on the particular substance abused, but can range from the more minor like anxiety, irritability, insomnia and headaches to the more worrisome like depression, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, tremors, convulsions, seizures, strokes and in certain cases can be fatal.

Many people wonder how quitting drinking or doing drugs can cause such detriment to the mind and body when you’re trying to do something healthy. Unfortunately, it’s just not as simple as trying to turn over a new leaf when you’ve allowed your body to grow dependent on drugs or alcohol, which is why medical detox is so important.

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Dual diagnosis is defined by Mental Health America as the condition of an individual who has both an alcohol or drug problem as well as an emotional/psychiatric problem like depression, anxiety disorders or an eating disorder to name a few. This may sound like a special case scenario but having a dual diagnosis is actually incredibly common. Over one third of all alcohol abusers are said to also suffer from a co-occurring mental health condition and an astounding one half of drug abusers are said to as well. Conversely, of all the individuals diagnosed as having a mental illness, almost 30 percent of them admit to abusing drugs or alcohol as well. After research found all of this crossover in the historically “separate” illnesses, the term dual diagnosis was coined and a new treatment approach was established.

Which Happens First, The Emotional Problem or The Substance Abuse?

After research kindly indicated that these illnesses were not happening independently of one another but were in fact related, traditional thinking prompts us to try and figure out which one caused the other, or which one came first at the very least. And this is where things became tricky. Linear thinking and modern science want us to believe that either the substance abuse or the mental illness came first, and naturally caused the other one to come about as a result of it. Unfortunately for the linear thinkers, there’s just no simple equation for how this plays out in the dual diagnosis sufferer.

In a large portion of the dual diagnosis population, often times the psychiatric problem is the one that rears its head first. A person struggling with a psychological problem like depression or an anxiety disorder for example is more likely to try and “self-medicate” themselves with drugs and alcohol in an attempt to even out. The more often the person tries to self-medicate their symptoms, the increasingly likely they are to develop a dependence on whatever substance they have been abusing. As soon as it does, they’ve now found themselves with a dual diagnosis.

In a slightly smaller portion of the dual diagnosis population, the addiction comes first. People with severe enough substance abuse problems can develop the symptoms of a psychiatric disorder including bouts of depression, hallucinations, fits of rage and in extreme cases even suicidal thoughts and attempts.

How Do You Treat A Dual Diagnosis

The primary thing that people do wrong when trying to treat an individual with a dual diagnosis is they’ll try to treat one of the illnesses at a time. The problem with this approach is that when dealing with a dual diagnosis the issues are co-occurring and therefore affect one another very much. That is why we recommend treating both illnesses simultaneously.

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Above the Influence is a national advertising campaign geared toward teens and young adults, their parents and caregivers, for the purpose of informing and arming youth to stand against negative influences and peer pressures, particularly as it pertains to drugs and alcohol. Above the Influence is a sub-campaign of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign under the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which falls under the leadership of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. So this is a national government-funded agenda to influence the attitudes and minds of today’s youth in a positive direction and away from substance abuse, using whatever means necessary.

To get the message out on a broad national and focused community level, Above the Influence has used commercials, videos, t-shirts, clothing, ads and other propaganda. You may remember one commercial several years ago comparing an egg frying to what happens when you take drugs, with the message, “This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Another common message is “I am my anti-drug,” which aims to place more focus on youth pursuing their dreams and goals rather than following the crowd and going after drugs. The messages and imagery are sometimes controversial or intense to quickly get youth attention and create a lasting visual within their minds, but the agenda has for the most part been unsuccessful at curbing teen drug use.

Since the conception of this campaign, the federal government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars each year to advertise and test their efforts, and for several years didn’t see any noticeable changes in drug and alcohol use among teens and youth adults. Their dedication is praiseworthy, because there seems to be such a passion to dissuade youth from substance abuse that they haven’t given up and continue to pour funding into different plans and methods in hopes that they can make a dent in the youth drug and alcohol problem. Their findings show that repeatedly seeing ads that are against drug use inadvertently causes youth to want to try drugs, since it appears that everyone is doing them. Ads geared toward parents are the ones that appear to be working. These ads encourage parents to talk with their kids about drugs, to find other avenues for recreation, and to spend quality time with their kids. This seems to imply that the biggest determinant factor in the war against drugs is the parents. No matter how much outsiders try to influence a youth, parents carry much more influential power than anyone or anything. Findings also show that whatever appears to be popular, whether good or bad, is what gets young people’s attention.

Localized efforts, like the “Be Your Own Influence” campaigns in 2005 and 2006, reportedly did show some decline in marijuana use among young people in multiple communities throughout the U.S. The national message of “Above the Influence” ads also affected marijuana use in those same groups. So the messages are received in some instances, but the government hasn’t seen the success that they would like. As long as they continue to persist, more breakthroughs are on the way.

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Addiction can be psychological, physical, mental, spiritual and other. It is something to which I have become personally acquainted with on  many levels. I desire to bring this to you that you may understand and know, you are not alone. I fight an inner craving for the narcotic and if I have knowledge of it’s presents, and they are within my reach, I will take or steal them to get the feeling that these drugs offer.

I first became familiar with narcotics in 1996, just before I became licensed as a pastor. The physical problem I have is a condition known as “spondylitis”, which effects the lower lumbar and was caused from a childhood injury. I never had it looked at or repaired, as it didn’t become symptomatic until my mid forties. The first time I was given a narcotic, I felt like never wanting to return to reality. The pain from the condition I had was secondary to wanting the drugs. Eventually, over time, I became addicted. The drugs would run out, but than, whenever there was an incident that I needed pain killers, it all started again for me and I would be on them for as long as the doctor would provide. This happened more than I can count and each time, it was harder and harder to get off the drugs. Of course, no one knew about it, because I kept it my little secret.

There were times I would go to the prisons and would have to teach a class or give a sermon and I would be under the influence of pain killers. I carried on with life and the drugs were a part of who I was. From the time I started the day, until the day was done, I was on drugs. I was taking 5 times the prescribed amount and the doctor never questioned why I was going through so much. I didn’t feel guilty or question to myself that it was wrong. I rationalized the drug consumption to seriousness of my condition, which could have been taken care of with surgery easily, but I never considered that option, as I wanted the drugs.

The doctor eventually had to shut me off and that was when the world seemed to end. If you have ever become addicted to narcotics, you can’t understand the physical and emotional roller coaster that takes place to come off the addiction. It is a life changing experience, with the mind playing tricks and body sweats. You swear to yourself, once you are off, that you never want to go through that hell again. It never last though, and given the opportunity to take them again, you don’t hesitate for a split second. This is the mental addiction to the drug. You somehow justify it to yourself that you need them for some problem, even if you have to make something up, just to get that feeling one more time. It is a road that only the addicted can relate to and we all agree with the same emotional mind game that these drugs play on you.

I will never be freed from the mental addition of wanting narcotics. Just recently, my wife had major surgery to remove a large mass from one ovary. She came home with percocet, the addicts drug of choice. I can remember the trip my mind put me through, thinking of how I was going to enjoy taking them. She never knew that I took about 6 of them….from the first bottle. The second was different. She sent me up to the walmart to get them. I can remember that there were 15. When I got out to the truck, I opened up the sack, being careful not to rip it while taking out the staple. I took one and replaced the staple. A week later, when she was ready to start on the second bottle, she noticed one was missing, and I was discovered! I confessed to her my problem and addiction. Thankfully, I had not taken enough to experience the physical dependency, but the humiliation was bad enough. I was thankful that she found out, because I feel as though I am not in this battle alone. For Now, I believe I am done with drugs, but I can’t say for sure. Knowing my wife is there to help and that she knows not to leave any drugs around where I can find them is helpful. If I were to every have surgery or need pain killers, she will step up and let the doctors know about my dependency to them.

To the one out there who is battling with this problem, my heart and prayers go out to you. It seems as though, you will never wake up from the nightmare you live in. For your own sanities sake, you must realize that it can’t go on forever. To get caught was helpful for me, in that someone else is in this with me. To realize that you can make it with the help of others is powerful and may be just what you need to start the ball rolling, or in this case, to stop it from spinning. Take it from a friend. There are ways out, but you must take that first step and let someone know. Trust me, life will begin knew and fresh when you do.


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Knowing Autism in Kids

It has been identified that autism in kids is going on at a cost of four in 10,000 young children. Are you conscious autism impacts male children 4 times higher than feminine children?

The attribute sign of autism in kids contains non-verbal and disadvantaged verbal communication. Together with this the autism in kids tends to make imaginative social conversation and activity. Autism in kids is really a condition during which they obtain it durable to construct standard relationships with others. This will quickly be identified by disturbances standard attribute behaviors.

In addition, autism in kids is considered a lifelong illness. The prevalence of the illness ranges from mild to severe. In mild type, the kid with autism can think independently, whereas in extreme type the autism calls for medical supervision and assist throughout his/her life.

The signs of autism in kids consist of nonverbal and verbal communication expertise, as well as odd facial expressions and speech difficulties. The language utilised by the children in the autism is typically immature, unimaginative and in no way real. The language will probably be stilted in nature. Remember that all of those signs might not be present in all kids with autism.

Autism in kids can happen in two forms: Individuals exhibit the symptoms of autism inside the first few months of life, or the kid may be apparently regular as a great deal as 18 to 24 months of age, and then the signs would happen suddenly.

The threat aspects and causes of autism contain viral infection. Viral an infection, primarily rubella virus in the course with the 1st term of pregnancy, might predispose the frequency of autism in kids. Genetic, traumatic and infectious aspects are the physical bases thought-about to be the main culprits for that incidence of autism in kids. In early stages, it has been considered that the autism in kids is primarily induced by the dad and mom, nevertheless it isn’t true.

Kids with autism could be less conscious of stimulus within the external conditions. In some cases, they’re struggling to recognize their parents after the very first couple of months of life. Autism in kids can result in rest room coaching challenges. The autism in kids can hamper the child’s indicates to smile and demonstrate emotion and could finish with behavioral abnormalities, akin to walking on tiptoe, unusual postures, tantrums, unpredictable habits, rocking, watching arms.

They may perhaps also like taking part in alone, stay aloof, and develop into segregated from distinct youngsters. Autism in kids could cause the affected small one to turn out to be obsessive about 1 action or topic, and extreme confrontation to alter of any kind.

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How to Deal With Anxiety and Stress – Panic Attack Relief

Stress and anxiety can be caused by all sorts of internal and external factors from something as serious as a family bereavement to something as trivial as a change in the weather.  Although there are many sufferers, a lot of people don’t know how to deal with anxiety and stress.

A certain amount of stress is normal in day to day life and to a minor degree can spur us on to greater efforts in what we’re trying to do.  However, too much stress can result in anxiety and panic attacks which may not be recognised for what they are.

If you can’t think straight and have problems with your memory, you may be suffering from stress, but if you add to this a pounding heart and heightened respiratory rate, shaking hands and hot or cold sweats, you may well be suffering from a full blown anxiety attack.  Left untreated, this can lead to medical complications or another underlying condition going undiagnosed.

However, once the doctor has ruled out any other medical condition, he may prescribe medication such as tranquilisers or sleeping tablets.  If you aren’t keen on taking medicines here are some ideas as to how to deal with anxiety and stress without medication.

Take exercise:  The healing power of exercise should not be underestimated.  Apart from the obvious health benefits in terms of weight control and cardio vascular improvement, exercise releases endorphins in the brain which result in a feeling of well being.  Just taking a walk outside in the sunshine or even in the rain can make you feel brighter and livelier.

Talk to someone:  Share your troubles with a friend or counsellor.  You know what they say: “a problem shared is a problem halved”.

Don’t try to be perfect:  Everyone makes mistakes at work and at home.  If you can’t fit in as many tasks as you’d like to, say so; nobody with thing any the worse of you.  If you make a mistake, own up, correct it and move on.

Take time off: Make sure that you have a lunch break.  Take time off to play with the kids at the weekend, go to the beach or for a picnic or to the movies.  Stay at home and watch TV but above all, relax!

In addition, the following may offer panic attack relief:

Reduce your intake of stimulants such as alcohol, coffee, non-prescription drugs and tobacco.  Try warm milky drinks or herbal teas for relaxation.

Yoga is though to help with panic attack relief as is meditation, both of which help to focus the mind thereby reducing the frequency of attacks.

If your panic attack is already under way and you are hyperventilating, try breathing into a paper bag which again acts to concentrate the mind.  This is not recommended in cases of hyperventilation brought on by an asthma attack or MI.

Ella McGinley has many more tips for panic attack relief on her website, Ending Anxiety Attacks.
Ella McGinley has many more tips for panic attack relief on her website, Ending Anxiety Attacks.
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The Sad Truth

Feeling down lately because of you broke up with your loved one? Getting all down in the dumps because you failed in the exam? Well feeling sad and lonely is part of normal life can be healthy in minimal doses. But if your sadness stays for way to long and you seem to be unable to do normal activities, then something might be wrong. Depression is known to be the leading cause of disability all over the world. It affects about 121 million people and anyone can have regardless of age, gender and background.

 

Depression is a mood disorder wherein your feelings of misery, sadness and despair last for a very long and unhealthy time. It can be so long that people would be unable to do normal activities like bathing and even eating. This disease can be debilitating and self destructive. Coincidentally, depression has been with us since ancient times and you can see them in many literatures and works of art.

 

The signs of depression can be categorized into two namely typical depression symptoms and the other behavioral symptoms.  Typical symptoms mean those that are almost always seen in a depressed person like avoiding eye contact obvious feelings of hopelessness and despair. Some would exhibit irritability, sudden bursts of anger and speak in a monotone voice as if not showing interest in a conversation. An apparent sign would also be varying degrees of neglect like unwashed hair and body odor.

 

Biological symptoms of depression are the physical signs of the disorder like sudden weight gain or loss, constant complaints of exhaustion, insomnia or too much of sleep, low energy and libido is down too. Other symptoms here would include loss or increase of appetite, nausea, frequent visits to the lavatory and constipation. Those not categorized would include low self-esteem, poor judgment and even delusions.

 

But why is it important to know the signs of depression. One thing knowing the symptoms allows you to assess yourself whenever you feel sad for a long time. Recognizing symptoms early can help you get treated early. It can also help prevent you from falling into depression because as they say prevention is better than cure. Best of all, knowing such things can help you understand those people who have this disabling disease and maybe even help them in their recovery most especially when that someone is a loved one.

 

Depression can stigmatize anyone. It is considered to be a mental disorder and being labeled as crazy is traumatizing and can maybe even worsen the condition. So knowing these symptoms can help you better understand what they are going through and you can help them too when the time is right.

 

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Is There A Natural Cure For Anxiety Disorders?

Have you ever been rushed to ER because you appeared to be having a heart attack, only to find that you were in fact having a panic attack? Panic attacks and General Anxiety Disorder affects millions of people worldwide. The symptoms are very frightening and cause a lot distress both to the sufferer and those around them. Sometimes medical staff can be less than sympathetic, and make you feel as if you are making your panic attack symptoms up. This can lead to even more distress.

 

 Your panic attack symptoms are real! You are not making them up and you are not going mad. So what can you do about them? Do you have to live with the symptoms of anxiety disorder for the rest of your life or can your anxiety be cured? Many doctors are quick to prescribe drugs for anxiety disorders, the problem is, these drugs can have unwanted side effects and have to be taken on a long term basis. This is not acceptable for many people. They would rather not be taking drugs to relieve their anxiety disorder.

 

 Thankfully, there is another way. You can find relief and a cure for your anxiety by using a technique developed by ex-anxiety disorder sufferer Barry McDonagh. Barry McDonagh’sPanic Awaytreatment involves no drugs. It is a completely natural method of dealing anxiety disorders. Panic away uses a technique based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The aim of the techniques taught in the Panic away course is to help you to gain control of your body before the symptoms of a panic attack take hold.

 

 The Panic Away course has helped thousands of people to finally break free of their anxiety disorder so that they are now free to live their lives to the full, no longer having to worry if uncontrollable anxiety will grip them again.Barry McDonagh’s Panic Awaywebsite is full of unsolicited testimonies of people who been cured by using the Panic Away techniques. Some of these testimonies are very impressive. Testimonies like this one:

“After a full year of debilitating panic! I haven’t had a problem with panic or anxiety-thoughts since the day after I read Panic Away”

 It is good to know it is possible to beat anxiety disorder and be free of the symptoms of panic attacks without drugs, by using this simple method.

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