Friday, April 24, 2015

Don’t Use the ‘Liar’ Label: Try Creating Safety First

Don’t Use the ‘Liar’ Label: Try Creating Safety First
By: Laura Hughes

Those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol can lie, sometimes in an outright fashion and at other times, by omission. It is easy to label them ‘liars’, yet counselors need to consider their own role in creating an atmosphere in which clients can feel like they are not free to tell the truth. Lies are a two-way street. To stop dishonesty, we clients need to trust us enough to know that we will not judge, criticize or blame them. Often, they are already battling intense feelings of guilt, shame and self-hatred and the thought of others ostracizing, punishing or judging them because of their addiction, can be too much to bear.

There are many ways that counselors can create a more honest environment. They should welcome their clients warmly and use the right communication skills when sessions become tense. Counselors should make the right choice when it comes to the words they use, their body language and their tone of voice, so that clients do not feel defensive. The ultimate aim is to make clients feel like they are part of a team heading for one very important goal: that of addiction recovery.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Science of Mental Toughness

They say there's nothing new under the sun.


When it comes to sports and fitness, it’s hard to disagree.

There are countless fitness programs, diets, and workouts out there. Fad after fad after fad. And despite how new and shiny they may seem, too often it ends up being same old, same old.

Bleh.

But every once in a while, something genuinely new comes along.

Something that cuts through the noise

A real game changer.

And I’m going to share one with you today: A scientific method of transforming yourself into a Mentally Tough Warrior.

It’s a cliché that sports and life are 90% mental. You can have all the talent and ability in the world, but if you don’t have the Mental Toughness to handle stress and stay dominant, then your spirit goes limp, and your powers fail.

Without Mental Toughness, the strongest man becomes a mouse.

With Mental Toughness, the most timid soul can become a beast.

Some people are born with the ability to handle stress and perform under the craziest circumstances--i.e., when it matters the most. They’re naturals.

But most people aren’t.

Similarly, some people are naturally stronger than others. Or faster.

But can you imagine settling for the strength or speed you were born with? No!

Even the biggest, strongest guys train like crazy to get and stay stronger.

So why doesn’t everyone do the same with Mental Toughness?

Probably because they don’t know a reliable, scientific method exists. Maybe all they’ve heard of is fuzzy ‘positive thinking,’ affirmations, or traditional sports psychology.

Well, a true, scientific method of Mental Toughness training exists. It’s called Neuromuscular Release Work (NRW)--a type of workout that releases the deep tensions of the nervous system and unleashes the primal energies trapped within them.

And Riley Holland, head coach of NRW, has created a program to help you develop true Mental Toughness in the same way that strength coaches help competitors get stronger.

It's called the Tension Blaster Workout Series.

It gives you the two keys of Mental Toughness:

High dominance, and low stress.

The primal power of a beast, and the relaxed focus of a Zen master.

THAT’S Mental Toughness.

And getting there is a game changer.

Riley has spent years studying all types of mental training, both modern and ancient. And NRW remains the most powerful of them all.

It’s reliable.

It’s scientific.

And for once, it’s something new under the sun.

You can get started here:

Tension Blaster Workout Series

- To Your Health and Fitness,
Arthur M.