Inspiration and Reflection

5 Amazing Ways Mindfulness & Meditation Can Assist Those with Anxiety

5 Amazing Ways Mindfulness & Meditation Can Assist Those with Anxiety

The following is an excerpt from a person’s story on living with anxiety, posted on the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) website: “Anxiety for me is extreme negativity, a general sense of aching. Not like a muscle aching, but an aching in my soul. It makes it difficult to appreciate myself.” Let’s face […]

Will I Stop Feeling Hopeless?

Will I Stop Feeling Hopeless?

We all have moments of hopelessness time and again. If we have lived through traumatic events in our lives, our propensity toward hopelessness is greater than others. Trauma has a tendency to rob us of our ability to have hope. Before a traumatic event occurs in our life, we might have high hopes for ourselves, […]

Will I Ever Be Stronger Than I Feel Right Now?

Will I Ever Be Stronger Than I Feel Right Now?

You’re at perhaps one of the worst cross roads of your life. To say the least, you feel defeated. You might be feeling broken, wounded, struggling, hurting. Worse, you might be feeling like a failure, a loser, or some other awfully negative stereotype that society has cast on you for having difficulties in life. If […]

Kick Summer FOMO To The Curb

Kick Summer FOMO To The Curb

Great expectations lead to great disappointments. Alexander Pope once said, “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” Summertime is supposed to be a time free of expectations and responsibilities, so that it can be full of possibility, spontaneity, and adventure. Sometimes, however, the expectation of having no expectations can come […]

Learning To Cope In A World Of Uncertainty: Part One

Learning To Cope In A World Of Uncertainty: Part One

Pema Chodron is a Tibetan Buddhist Monk who has authored many popular self-help books rooted in her Buddhist roots. In Comfortable With Uncertainty, Chodron examines many different Buddhist principles and practices which help us release our attachment to what ultimately, as it is phrased in Buddhism, causes suffering. “The root of suffering,” Chodron explains, “is […]

Permission Granted: Removing Trauma From Your Life

Permission Granted: Removing Trauma From Your Life

It is said that the disease of alcoholism is progressive. Alcoholism is one of the many ways untreated trauma can manifest in our lives. Trauma itself, as well as in all of its forms, is also progressive. Without intervention and treatment, without developing a manner of living in trauma recovery, we allow the effects of […]

Change Is Contagious, But Not Guaranteed

Change Is Contagious, But Not Guaranteed

Making the decision to enter trauma recovery and take the negative effects of trauma out of your life has quantum effects. Such large life decisions carry weight which effect the entire world around you, as well as all of the people in your life. It may seem far-fetched, but it is a proven truth for […]

Secret-Keeping Keeps You Sick

Secret-Keeping Keeps You Sick

“Secrets keep you sick” is one of the repeated adages of living in recovery, be it from addiction, trauma, or any other affliction of mental health. The theme song of the popular American television show, Pretty Little Liars sums up the punishment of keeping secrets succinctly. “Why when we do our darkest deeds do we […]

The Healing Power Of Nature

The Healing Power Of Nature

Human is a powerful word. The prefix ‘hum’ means of the earth. To be a human is to be a product of the earth, a man or woman born from the very natural elements which make up the planet upon which they live. We are not inside man or cubicleman or attachedtoscreensman. We are human. […]

Addiction Isn’t The Problem

Addiction Isn’t The Problem

A consensus is growing around the world among professionals who have found themselves confounded by the potential for chronic relapse in addiction recovery patients. For years, addiction has been treated as a singular issue. For years, traditional addiction treatment has found increasing failure in effectively treating patients in a way which sustains sobriety for a […]

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Six Harmonies Tai Chi

by Tom Gold-Blyth, Tai Chi Instructor, Khiron House An ancient principle in Tai Chi practice is the six harmonies. These comprise three external harmonies and three internal harmonies. Externally, our movements coordinate together as: shoulders with hips, elbows with knees and hands with feet. Internally, we coordinate and connect ourself as: spirit/consciousness with mind, mind with energy and energy with body. In Chinese this poetically summarises to: Yi -> Chi -> Li, which […]

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Inspiration and Reflection Part Three

by Penny Boreham In this series of blogs – Inspiration and Reflection, members of staff at Khiron House are choosing and sharing the words of an inspiring thinker/writer/practitioner who has made an impact on them and encouraged them to reflect more deeply on the work they do. Today one of our practitioners, Humphrey Bacchus, who […]

Inspiration and Reflection Part Two

by Penny Boreham In this series of blogs, members of staff at Khiron House are choosing and sharing the words of an inspiring thinker/writer/practitioner who has made an impact on them and encouraged them to reflect more deeply on the work they do. Today one of our practitioners, Vijay Rana, who is a psychotherapist, somatic […]

Dr Dan Siegal

Inspiration and Reflection Part One

by Penny Boreham In this series of blogs, members of staff at Khiron House are going to choose and share the words of an inspiring thinker/writer/practitioner who has made an impact on them and encouraged them to reflect more deeply on the work they do. Today, Benjamin Fry, our founder, chooses an extract from the […]

At Home In The Dark

At Home In The Dark: A Film About Trauma & PTSD

by Charles Shaw A film that gives people the courage to face their traumas and shows them ways others persevered. My name is Charles Shaw. I am the author of Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality, and the Director of the documentary film Edward James Olmos presents Exile Nation: The Plastic People. Post-Traumatic Stress […]

Mastering the Chi

Inspiration and Reflection – Part Six

by Penny Boreham, Intake Manager In this series of blogs – Inspiration and Reflection, members of staff at Khiron House are choosing and sharing the words of an inspiring thinker/writer/practitioner who has made an impact on them and encouraged them to reflect more deeply on the work they do. Today, Khiron House’s Tai Chi teacher, […]

Inspiration and Reflection – Part Five

By Penny Boreham, Intake Manager In this series of blogs – Inspiration and Reflection, members of staff at Khiron House are choosing and sharing the words of an inspiring thinker/writer/practitioner who has made an impact on them and encouraged them to reflect more deeply on the work they do. Today our Yoga teacher, Anita Lewis, who […]

Anodea Judith

Inspiration and Reflection: Part Four

by Penny Boreham, Intake Manger In this series of blogs – Inspiration and Reflection, members of staff at Khiron House are choosing and sharing the words of an inspiring thinker/writer/practitioner who has made an impact on them and encouraged them to reflect more deeply on the work they do. Today our Clinical Director, Dr Charles […]