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VALUE SYSTEMS – the custodians of Self Worth

"A value system is a way of applying a measure to something that cannot be easily defined, like the essence of self.  A person does not usually describe themselves as a body.  No one, when asked to describe self, will start off by describing facial...

PROTECTIVE MASKS – ego boosting

Protective masks do not allow us to manage with a strength that is ours.  They give us a strength that comes from outside that, if successful, can stagnate us, and if unsuccessful, can leave us crippled.  They allow us to hide what we are or...

Drug Use and Abuse

People use drugs for only one reason.  Drugs provide a means of distorting reality in a somewhat pleasant manner.  I suppose it is like going on a roller coaster, a temporary distortion of feelings in an exciting and pleasant way, this time of course, with...

COPING BEHAVIOURS – ego preserving

 by: Dr. Albert de Goias MD, CCFP (C)Coping behaviours are desperate acts that allow us to try to even the playing field without having to think when life's stresses seem to deplete, discourage, or overwhelm us.  Such stresses can come from an expressed or implied judgment like the rejection from...

Open Letter to Someone Entering Substance Abuse Treatment

Recently someone referred to you as a drug addict, alcoholic, or both. The judicial system may refer to you as a criminal because of your actions. There may be negative assessments of your parenting by agencies that govern your contact with your children.To address your...

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by reliving a psychologically traumatic situation, long after any physical danger involved has passed.PTSD can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents,...

ANGER IS NORMAL….“UNCONTROLLED” ANGER IS NOT

Learning how to protect yourself without losing control, is the solution!Join: Nigel Turner and Tammy Francoeur of Turning Point’s Habitude ProgramLearn: The neuroscience behind anger and the solution to this very common problem by understanding where it starts, and how to stop it and what...

Free anger management, wellness seminar

By Kristine Jean, Tillsonburg NewsThursday, May 2, 2013 5:06:56 EDT PMTammy FrancoeurA free anger management and wellness seminar is being held for Tillsonburg residents Wednesday, May 8 at the Carriage Hall.The information session runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is open and free of...