28 March 2023

Your Guide To A Good Night’s Rest

Anxious Sleeping: Your Guide To A Good Night’s Rest

Anxious Sleeping: Your Guide To A Good Night’s Rest

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), anxiety is an emotion where someone experiences worry, tension, and sometimes, even physical symptoms, such as high blood pressure or lack of sleep.

Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is an appropriate response to a threat, but it can still feel very real and affect how much rest we get each night. What can you do to keep the occasionally anxiety-filled night from messing with your sleep health?

This guide covers how anxiety and sleep are interrelated, change with age, and what you can do to manage both: (Source: Purple)
  • Anxiety and Sleep
  • The Cause And Effect
  • Common Sleep Disorders
  • Forms of Anxiety
  • Sleep and Anxiety as We Age
  • Tips for Sleeping With Anxiety
  • Get The Sleep You Need

Learn more about 'Anxious Sleeping: Your Guide To A Good Night’s Rest' on the Purple Website.

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21 March 2023

Why is Alcoholism so Common Among Athletes?

 Athletes and Alcoholism

Athletes and Alcoholism

Statistics show that athletes have a higher risk of developing drug and alcohol addiction. The risk is even higher for athletes participating in team sports.

Despite their focus on good health, athletes often suffer from sport-related stress and pressure.

While some athletes turn to drugs or alcohol for social acceptance or performance reasons, others develop a drug addiction after an injury.

Professional and non-professional sports leagues recognize the problem and often administer routine drug screenings. But most of the prevention focus is on prescription and non-prescription drugs, not alcohol.

Unfortunately, this means many athletes struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD) do not receive necessary treatment. (Source: Alcohol Rehab Help)

Athletes have a high risk of abusing alcohol for several reasons. For example, to:
  • Cope with Mental Illness

  • Deal with Emotional Pressure

  • Deal with Early-Age Retirement

  • Face Peer Pressure

  • Athletes and Alcoholism Statistics

  • How Alcohol Affects Athletic Performance

  • Student Athletes and Alcohol Abuse

  • Athletes Who Have Overcome Alcohol Use Disorder

  • What to Do About Alcohol Abuse Among Athletes

Learn more about  'Athletes and Alcoholism' on the Alcohol Rehab Help Website.

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Social Media Addiction and Suicide

 Social Media Addiction And Suicide – Guide 2023

Social Media Addiction And Suicide

Social media has been an integral part of how we communicate with and relate to one another. It has also become a formative part of Gen Z identity and upbringing, with over 54% of people in this age group spending at least four hours daily on social media and almost two in five (38%) spending even more time than that.

For many children AND adults, most social interaction and community-building takes place on platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. The level of ease and comfort with which the global community has embraced and adopted these platforms has changed the fabric of how we do business, communicate with each other, stay in touch with loved ones, and practically every other facet of our lives.

One of the darker and more malignant byproducts of the social media revolution, however, is its association with an escalation in suicide rates, self-harm, and many other mental health crises. Multiple factors link addiction to social media and the culture it engenders. (Source: Drug Rehab USA

If you or someone you care about is experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideations, thoughts of self-harm, or any other mental health issues related to social media consumption, it’s important to realize that you’re not alone and you don’t have to be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. 

Learn the causes, factors, and signs and how to navigate them to de-escalate the possibility of an incident or crisis: (Source: Drug Rehab USA)

Social Media Addiction and Suicide Article on the Drug Rehab USA Website

  • Is Social Media Addiction Real?

  • How Common Is Suicide Among Social Media Users?

  • Why Is Suicide So Common Among Social Media Users?

  • Recognizing And Treating Social Media Addiction And Risks

  • What To Do When Contemplating Suicide

  • After You’re Out Of Crisis…

  • You Have More Power Than You Think

Learn more about 'Social Media Addiction and Suicide' on the Drug Rehab USA Website.

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07 March 2023

Mental Health Journaling for Students

How to Start & Keep a Mental Health Journal – Tips for Students

How to Start & Keep a Mental Health Journal – Tips for Students

When was the last time you wrote in your journal? Many people associate keeping a journal with their childhood and the old-fashioned cliche “Dear Diary…”. However, modern research has shown that journaling has numerous benefits for your mental and physical health. Writing in a diary can:
  • Lower your anxiety
  • Improve your memory
  • Boost your immune system

If you happen to feel stuck, overwhelmed, or dissatisfied with your life, this is your sign that you need to start journaling now. In this article, we’ll discuss how journaling can be good for you — physically, mentally, and emotionally. Psychology Writing experts have also prepared some inspirational ideas for your mental health journal to overcome the fear of a blank page. (Source: Psychology Writing)

Table of Contents
  • What Is a Mental Health Journal?
  • How to Start a Mental Health Journal
  • Tips for Effective Journaling
  • Template & Ideas
  • Template for Beginners
  • Best Journaling Techniques
  • 30 Prompts
  • References

Learn more about 'How to Start & Keep a Mental Health Journal – Tips for Students' on
 the Psychology Writing Website.

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01 March 2023

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

 Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Awareness, Research and Resources

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

The biggest mistake abuse survivors make after leaving their relationship is to shrink. They wallow in sadness and allow the abuser to go on social media sites and post pictures of how wonderful their life is now that you left them. They allow the abuser to win again by showing people they are so over you. This is not okay! I hope every abuse survivor has a marketing campaign of glory and triumph. Don't let the abuser paint the image of you as someone they discarded. Post your comeback story on social media. Invite the world back into your life. The victory is yours. Show the world that you overcame a monster. Show them you won!” ― Shannon L. Alder

Healing from the Trauma of Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic Abuse Healing and Trauma Recovery

Recovering from a Narcissistic Partner (and Relationship)

About Trauma and Narcissistic Abuse Therapy Chelli Pumphrey

Books on Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Ray Of Solace

Crucial Things No One Tells You About Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse The Candidly

Detecting and Healing from Narcissistic Abuse KC Resolve

Experiences of Narcissistic Abuse: An exploration of the effects on women who have had a long term, intimate, relationship with a suspected narcissistic male partner ResearchGate

Five Stages of Healing & Recovery After Narcissistic Abuse Happier Human

Healing from the Trauma of Narcissistic Abuse tiny buddha

How do you know you are Healed from Narcissistic Abuse? The Healthy Journal

How long does it take to Heal from Narcissistic Abuse? The Healthy Journal

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Narcissistic Abuse? Her Way

How to Find a Narcissistic Abuse Support Group Verywell Mind

How to Recover from Narcissistic Abuse Psych Central

Major Lessons Learned from an Abusive Relationship Vernon Chalmers

Male Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse Narcissistic Abuse Rehab

My Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse Vernon Chalmers

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Case Studies Mattdfox

Narcissistic Abuse – Healing and Recovery The Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Center for Growth

Narcissistic abuse recovery that's so effective, therapists are referring their own clients! Kim Saeed

Overcoming Trauma Associated with Narcissistic Abuse Queen Beeing

Powerful Narcissistic Abuse Quotes to Help You Heal Carla Corelli

Rebuilding After Narcissistic Abuse: A Guide to Recovery Mark Randall Havens

Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse (Part 1 - 3): Good Therapy

Recognising Narcissistic Abuse and the Implications for Mental Health Nursing Practice Taylor & Francis Online

Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse through a Spiritual Lens: Who is in Charge? Fortune Journals

Relationship Abuse Recovery Article Index Mental Health and Motivation

“Research” Is Part of the Journey to Recovery for Every Victim of Narcissistic Abuse Narcissistic Behavior

Signs You Are Going To Recover From Narcissistic Abuse Melanie Tonia Evans

Stages of Healing & Recovery After Narcissistic Abuse Marriage

Take Back Your Life: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Udemy

The Darkside of Narcissistic Abuse Research LinkedIn

The Complete Guide to Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Verywell Health

The Neuroscience of Narcissism and Narcissistic Abuse CPTSD Foundation

Think Like a Scientist, Reduce Your Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Timeline Queen Beeing

Tips for Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse Choosing Therapy

Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Healthline

Voicing the Victims of Narcissistic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis of Responses to Narcissistic Injury and Self-Esteem Regulation Sage Journals

Ways to Pick up the Pieces After Narcissistic Abuse The Mindful Word

Ways to Rebuild Your Life After A Relationship With A Narcissist Medium

7 Stages of Healing After Narcissistic Abuse : Video

Life Coaching Resources

Life Coach and Mentoring Awareness, Information and Resources

Life Coaching Practise. Techniques to Motivate People

Life Coaching Resources : Mental Health and Motivation

The goal of a life coach is to help the client become who they really are by shading who they are not.”― Aiyaz Uddin

Life’s best lessons are learned during the most painful experiences.”
― Kemi Sogunle
Benefits of Life Coaching

Life Coaching to Motivate People

Life Coaching Tools and Techniques 

A Guide to Life Coaching KlearMinds

Be a Life Coach Dan Roberts Group

Benefits of Life Coaching & Mentoring Positive Psychology

Coaching Courses and Online Opportunities Positive Psychology

Coaches and Mentors in South Africa COMENSA

Coaching and Mentoring Fact Sheets CIPD

Coaching and Mentoring Training Business Balls

Coaching to Engage: 12 Rules to Effective, Ongoing Employee Coaching Quantum Workplace

Coaching Resources to Help Propel Your Career Life Couch Hub

Coaching Skills & Techniques for Successful Life Coaches Positive Psychology

Coaching Techniques Confident Coaches Use Positive Psychology

Coaching Tools Every Coach Can Use Coach Foundation

Compilation of Youth Coaching Tools PDF Download Salto Youth

Complete Guide to Life Coaching Tools, Forms and Exercises (with Examples) The Coaching Tools Company

Difference between Coaching and Mentoring Kent State University

Everything you ever wanted to know about Coaching and Mentoring
Coaching and Mentoring Network UK

Exceptional Life Coaching : Francois Prinsloo www.coachprinsloo.net

Free Coaching Tools The Coach Space

Free Life Coaching Courses HSC Oxford Home Study Centre

How Coaching Can Motivate You in Your Practice Irene Leonard / Coaching For Change 

How a Life Coach can help Motivate you to put your Life back on Track Growing Forward

How do you Become a Life Coach? Online Psychology Degree Guide 

How to Become a Life Coach: 8 Steps to Build a Successful Coaching Business
Active Campaign

How To Become A Motivational Coach Coaches Training Blog

ICF Accredited Coach Training Programs United States Coach Transformation Coach Transformation Academy

International Coaching Federation ICF

Invaluable Life Coach Marketing Resources New Insights

Life Coach Training and Certification in South Africa and Africa New Insights

Life Coaching – For a Better Life and Career Solidarity

Life Coaching vs. Psychology The Wellbeing Psychologist

Life Coaching Resources To Grow Your Skills And Your Practice Life Coaching Professionally

Life Coach vs. Therapist: What Are the Differences? Grand Canyon University

Life Coaching Techniques you can Apply to Motivate People Opportunity Desk 

Life Coaching Tools To Overcome Fear Master Coach University

Life Coaching Resources You Should Have in Your Toolbox Raising Self Awareness

Life Coaching: What It Is, What It Costs, And What To Expect Choosing Therapy

Life Coaching with Tony Robbins Tony Robbins

Free Coaching Tools and Resources The Coaching Tools Company

Free Coaching Resources Navigate Life Coach

How to Build Your Life Coaching Toolbox Inge Rock

Mentoring and Coaching Researchers Vitae

Mentoring vs Coaching: The Key Differences and Benefits Push Far

Motivate Your Coaching Clients with These 3 Ideas! The Coaching Tools Company

Motivational Coaching - Get Life Coaching Advice Life Coach Hub

Multi-Level Neuro-Processing (MLNP™) Resources Mental Health and Motivation

Online ICF Coaching Certification Courses Coach Transformation

Positive Psychological Coaching Tools and Techniques: A Systematic Review and Classification

Positive Psychology Coaching vs. Life Coaching: A Comparison Positive Psychology

Popular Life Coaching Tools, Worksheets & Exercises Quensa

Reasons why you might need a Life Coach Practice Positive Coaching

Spiritual Coaching Tools, Forms, Exercises & Templates The Coaching Tools Company

The Body Remembers - Long-Term Effect of Trauma Coach Prinsloo

The GROW Model of Coaching and Mentoring Mind Tools

The 5 steps to becoming a Life Coach in South Africa SACAP

The 7 Best Life Coach Certification Programs of 2022 Verywell Mind

The 7 Most Important Types of Coaching and How They Can Help Practice

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Neuro Coaching constant mentor

The 10 Most Popular Coaching Exercises in Digital Coaching CoachHub

The Various Fields In Life Coaching Trifocus Fitness Academy

Tools and Resources for Life Couches Christian Coach Institute

Top Life Coaching Tools You Need for Your Practice Lumia Coaching

Twelve Basic Life Coaching Principles Every Life Coach Should Know Coaches Training Blog

What Are The Key Principles Of Coaching? Coach Foundation

What is a Life Coach? Verywell Mind

What is Life Coaching? And What does a Life Coach do? New Insights

What Is a Life Coach and How to Become One Practice

What Life Coaching is (and what is isn't) BetterUp

Why the Secret to Great Coaching lies in Motivation BetterUp

Your Ultimate Life Coaching Tools Library (+PDF & Exercises) Positive Psychology

How To Structure Your Coaching Sessions - Step-by-Step Plan - Video

Bipolar Disorder Resources

Awareness, Symptoms and Treatment of Bipolar Personality Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: Mental Health and Motivation

"At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of."― Carrie Fisher
What is Bipolar Disorder?

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Types of Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar 1 Disorder and Bipolar 2 Disorder: What Are the Differences? Healthline

Bipolar Disorder and Financial Spending Decisions Mental Health and Motivation

Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms and Causes Mayo Clinic

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment WebMD

Bipolar and Emotional Disconnection Natasha Tracy

Bipolar and Empathy Mental Health and Motivation

Bipolar Disorder Support Groups Mental Health and Motivation

Bipolar Relationships: What to Expect Johns Hopkins Medicine

Can Bipolar Disorder Cause a Lack of Empathy? Healthline

Clinical Impact of Psychopathy on Bipolar Disorder MDPI

DSM Definition: Bipolar Disorder I Article

Dating and Relationships with Bipolar Disorder Clarity Clinic

Do People with Bipolar Disorder Have a Lack of Empathy? Healthline

Four Types of Bipolar Disorder Boston Mind Care

How Bipolar Disorder Can Present in Relationships FHE Health

Living with Bipolar: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Disorder
by Lesley Berk / Michael Berk / David Castle / Sue Lauder

Medications for Bipolar Disorder WebMD

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
David J. Miklowitz

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder NHS

What are the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder? Rethink

What is Bipolar disorder? Health Line

When You’re Married to Someone with Bipolar Disorder International Bipolar Foundation

Bipolar Disorder (Depression & Mania) - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment - Video

Borderline Personality Disorder Resources

Awareness, Symptoms and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

The primary driver to pathological dissociation is attachment disorganization in early life: when that is followed by severe and repeated trauma, then a major disorder of structural dissociation is created (Lyons-Ruth, Dutra, Schuder, & Bianchi, 2006).” ― Frank M. Corrigan

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Addressing Treatment Motivation in Borderline Personality Disorder: Rationale for Incorporating Values-Based Exercises into Dialectical Behavior Therapy Springer

Borderline Personality Disorder and Empathy Mental Health and Motivation

Borderline Personality Disorder Clinical Trials Center Watch

Borderline Personality Disorder May Be Rooted in Trauma Scientific American

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Risk Factors and Early Detection Article

Borderline Personality Disorder - Symptoms and Causes Mayo Clinic

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Criteria for Diagnosis Verywell Mind

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Support Groups Mental Health and Motivation

Borderline Personality Disorder and Relationships Healthline

Components of Emotion Dysregulation in Borderline Personality Disorder Article

Celebrities & Famous People With Borderline Personality Disorder Article

Chronic Complex Dissociative Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder: Disorders of Emotion Dysregulation? BMC

DSM Definition: Borderline Personality Disorder Article

DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Medscape

Dysfunction of Empathy and Related Processes in Borderline Personality Disorder
Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Emotion Regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder Article

Famous People With Borderline Personality Disorder Article

How Do You Love Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder? Bridges to Recovery

How to Communicate With Someone With BPD Verywell Mind

How Parents Can Help Their Teen Manage Borderline Personality Disorder Evolve

Moving Toward Connectedness – A Qualitative Study of Recovery Processes for People With Borderline Personality Disorder Frontiers

Quotes About BPD Traits : From Therapists Good Therapy
  • Complex Trauma & Wounds
  • Taught That Emotional Expression Is Unhealthy
  • Background of Chaos & Abandonment
  • Trouble Maintaining Distance & Intimacy
  • Dysregulation
  • Dreading Abandonment
  • Strong Feelings of Worthlessness & Self-Harm
  • High Sensitivity

Romantic Relationships Involving People With BPD Verywell Mind

Research, Articles & Publications - Australian BPD Foundation

Support Groups and Discussions Forums for BPD Mental Health and Motivation

Structure and Borderline Personality Disorder Verywell Mind

Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder WebMD

What Is Dissociation in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Verywell Mind

What you need to know about Borderline Personality Disorder McLean Hospital

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Book Mentions 

Beyond Borderline : True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder
John G. Gunderson / Perry D Hoffman

Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism
Otto F. Kernberg, M.D.

Drawing the Line : An Exploration of Otto Kernberg and Marsha Linehan's Understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Lili. Schwan-Rosenwald (Thesis)

Get Me Out of Here : My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Rachel Reiland

I Hate You, Don't Leave Me - Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Jerold J, Kreisman, M.D. Hal Straus

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Shari Y, Manning PH.D

Siren's Dance : My Marriage To A Borderline
Anthony Walker, M.D.

Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist : How to End the Drama and Get on with Life
Margalis Fjelstad PH.D.

Stop Walking on Eggshells : Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Paul T. Mason / Randi Kreger

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD Alex L. Chapman / Kim L. Gratz / Perry D. Hoffman

The Emotional Rollercoaster called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation and Impulsivity Linda van Zutphen

What Is Borderline Personality Disorder - Video

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Mental Health and Sport Resources

Mental Health and Sport Benefits, Information / Resources 

Mental Health and Sport Resources

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.” – Bill Bradley

Athletes and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health

Benefits of Sports for Mental Health

A Game-Changer for Mental Health: Sports Icons Open Up Michigan Health

An Evidence-Informed Framework to Promote Mental Wellbeing in Elite Sport Frontiers

Associations Between Motivation and Mental Health in Sport: A Test of the Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Frontiers in Psychology

Athletes and Alcoholism Alcohol Rehab Help

Athletes and Mental Health Taylor Counseling Group

Athletes are Shifting the Narrative Around Mental Health at Work Harvard Business Review

Athlete Mental Health Resources Donovan Martin

Athletes Who Have Overcome Alcohol Addiction Alcohol Rehab Guide

Benefits of Sports for Mental Health WebMD

How Playing a Sport Can Improve Your Mental Health Advent Health

Importance of Sport on Mental Health Sport and Dev

Mental Health in Athletes: 45 Resources to Help You Cope Online MSW Programs

Mental Benefits of Team Sports: Improved Mood, Confidence, Focus, and More Thriveworks

Mental Health and Well Being in Sport Department for Communities UK

More than 40% of Elite Sport Coaches We Surveyed Suffered Mental ill-health. They need our Support, not Stigma The Conversation

Occurrence of mental health symptoms and disorders in current and former elite athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ Journals

Physical Activity and Sports—Real Health Benefits: A Review with Insight into the Public Health of Sweden NIH

Supporting Mental Wellness Play by the Rules

Teen Sports and Mental Health: 10 Mental Benefits of Sports NewPort Academy

The Mental Benefits Of Sport Active Norfolk

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise Help Guide

The Role of Physical Activity and Sport in Mental Health Faculty of Sport Exercise Medicine UK

The Stigma of Mental Health: Is it Increased for Athletes? Believe Perform

What are the Benefits of Sports for Mental Health? Health Shots

Why Do So Many Athletes Have Mental Health Issues? Fair Observer

The Effects of Exercise on Mental Health - Video

Multi-Level Neuro-Processing (MLNP™) Coaching

What is Multi-Level Neuro-Processing (MLNP™) Coaching?

Multi-Level Neuro-Processing (MLNP™)  Coaching
Article by Francois Prinsloo

Accredited MLNP™ Life Coach & Trauma Counsellor

Our brains are busy processing information and impulses all the time. Emotions, sensations and information are being processed whether you are awake or asleep. Different areas of the brain processes different things. There are left-right as well as top-down and bottom-up processing. Information being processed can be positive (gives a feeling of safety and/or comfort) or it can be negative (gives a feeling of discomfort and/or not feeling safe). Negative feelings of discomfort can lead to all sorts of physiological, performance related, emotional or behavioural problems.

Impulses that we experienced throughout our life is stored as information in the central nervous system and in the brain. It influences our behaviour, fears, satisfaction, happiness, expectations and moods on a second-by-second basis. This happens without us even being aware of it as it mostly happens sub-consciously.

Our bodies are there when we sense our emotions. Your stomach contracts when you are afraid. Your jaw is tight when you angry. When someone throws a ball in the direction of your head, you will first duck out of the oncoming ball before you think why this is happening. The first reality is the reality of the body. The body is the primary instrument through which we perceive and organize the world.

The vast increase in knowledge and research has opened up new possibilities for us to get rid of the negative energy and impulses stored in our bodies (and brain) and to allow us to live a fuller, happier and more satisfied life. There are fundamentally three avenues used by professionals to achieve this: (1) Top-down (cognitive) approach by talking, (re-)connecting with others, analyzing and allowing ourselves to understand better. (2) By taking medicine and (3) bottom-up approach. This approach allows the body and part of the triune brain called the reptilian brain to process negative energy/impulses. It allows the brain’s own natural neuroplasticity to become fully alive in the present and allows us to move on with their lives. The reptilian brain speaks not in words, but rather in the language of sensation and feeling.

Unfortunately, in the last couple of years, we have tended to identify so much with the rational, thinking part of the brain (the neo-cortex) that the wider role of instinctive, bodily responses in shaping and influencing behavior and consciousness had been largely ignored. However, the neo-cortex is not powerful enough to override the instinctual impulses that is caught up in the central nervous system.

One of the biggest challenges that I have as Multi-Level Neuro Coach and Trauma Counsellor is to get clients to understand and to become aware of what their bodies are telling them. This sort of body-mind work goes far beyond the body-language manuals, which define the meaning of this or that gesture and posture.

Multi-Level Neuro Processing (MLNP) is a brain-body (neuro-physiological) facilitation process which helps the brain to process and integrate both negative and positive information. It is both a top-down and bottom-up approach and it is as effective for complex trauma as it is for performance enhancement. What is involved here is becoming aware of the body-mind connections in its full presence.

For real change and transformation to take place, the body needs to learn that the danger or the experience of negative impulses had passed and that it is safe to live in the reality of the present. Visiting the past in sessions should be done while people are, biologically speaking, firmly rooted in the present and feeling as calm and safe as possible. Being anchored in a present safe environment while revisiting unpleasant experiences of the past opens the possibility of knowing and feeling that the unpleasant events belong to the past.

Transformation and behavioural change means moving from one state of mind and behaviour to a more positive, effective and functional state of mind (and way of behaving). If transformation and change was easy, every person would be able to bring him- or herself to a place of being more successful and happier in what they are doing in life. The reason why transformation is so difficult is because our self-perception, expectation, coping mechanisms, core values and beliefs lies very deep within the brain and nervous system. However, with the help of a qualified professional, this transformation process is quite possible.

Not only people who experience deep trauma or people who cannot find direction in life needs to seek help from a Life Coach or Trauma Counsellor. Perhaps you want to:
  • Change some habits, do some healing or become more assertive
  • Learn to love yourself, be intimate or let go of the past
  • Let go of negative thinking or self-criticism
  • Just start living in your “sweet-spot” again
  • Experience better relationships with peers and/or friends

Trauma and Somatic Counselling >> Article by: Francois Prinsloo, Accredited MLNP™ Life Coach & Trauma Counsellor

For more information you are welcome to book a free coaching session on my website:


This article is not intended to take the place of medical advice from your personal physician.

© Francois Prinsloo for Mental Health and Motivation

Published with permission from Francois Prinsloo, Accredited MLNP Life Coach & Trauma Counsellor

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Resources

Awareness, Symptoms and Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Mental Health and Motivation

Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.” — Stefan Molyneux

What is Narcissism?

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)?

Co-Narcissism: How We Accommodate to Narcissistic Parents Article

Difference Between a Narcissist vs. Narcissistic Behavior Today

Empathy in Narcissistic Personality Disorder: From Clinical and Empirical Perspectives NIH

DSM Definition: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Article

Dissociation and Confabulation in Narcissistic Disorders Article

How A Relationship With A Narcissist Can Cause Lifelong Trauma + How To Heal mindbodygreen

How Antagonism Unfolds as a Trait of Narcissism Psychology Today

How Narcissism Changes throughout Life Article

Impulsivity and the Self-Defeating Behavior of Narcissists PDF Document Download

Lack of Empathy in Patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder PDF Document Download

Living with Pathological Narcissism: A Qualitative Study BMC

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges
American Journal of Psychiatry

Narcissistic Personality Traits and Prefrontal Brain Structure Article

Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Symptoms and Causes Mayo Clinic

Narcissism: Symptoms and Signs WebMD

NPD DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Narcissist Personality Disorder Medscape

Narcissism and Celebrity PDF Document Download

Narcissism and Empathy Mental Health and Motivation

Narcissists Become More Toxic as They Age Article

Narcissistic Object Choice in Women PDF Document Download

NPD and Narcissism Support Groups Mental Health and Motivation

Pathological Narcissism and Emotional Responses to Rejection: The Impact of Adult Attachment

Qualities of a Narcissistic Sociopath Article

Quotes About How Narcissists Behave (From Therapists) Good Therapy
  • Narcissists Drain You & Discard You
  • Narcissism Masks Low Self-Esteem
  • Warning Signs Are Hidden Behind a ‘Fantasy’ Phase
  • Weak Self Image
  • Childhood Experiences
  • Manipulative but Convincing
  • Make You Think You’re the Problem
  • Don’t Waste Your Time
  • Develop Your Radar
  • Know the Types
  • Intrinsic Motivation

Reasons Not to Start a Relationship With a Narcissist Psychology Today 

The Aging Female Collapsed Narcissist The Mind Journal

The Narcissistic Weapon of Choice, and its Catastrophic Damage to the Psyche Article

The Shocking Truth about Narcissists Article

The Two Faces of A Narcissist Article

Types of Narcissists You Need to Know About Article

What Are the Nine Traits of a Narcissist? Article

What a Narcissist Does at the End of a Relationship Good Therapy

What Is A Narcissistic Sociopath? Mind Diagnostics

What Therapy for Narcissism Involves: Steps and What to Expect HealthLine

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Book Mentions

Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship :
New Developments in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Severe Personality
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