Katy Perry Live Streams Therapy Session

Katy Perry takes a step towards the stigma around therapy.

One of the hardest parts of therapy is showing up. If you are new to therapy and don’t know what to expect, the idea of sitting in an unfamiliar room and telling a stranger personal things about your life can be daunting. To help people get over the hump and demystify therapy, Katy Perry live streamed her therapy session with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh for Witness World Wide.

“I have been in therapy for five years,” Perry shared as part of the live stream, “and, well, it’s changed my life.  Everybody’s like, ‘I could never tell, you know, my deepest darkest secrets to anyone,’ and we like swallow them, we keep them and they become petrified, and actually, the things that you fear — or whatever your secrets are — that’s why therapy is amazing.”

During the live stream Perry discussed the differences between herself, Katherine Hudson, and her celebrity persona, Katy Perry. She also spoke about her family, her love life, appearing authentic on social media and suicidal thoughts she’s experienced.

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Fentanyl Addiction

Fixing Fentanyl means treating trauma that creates addicts

Dr. Gabor Mate says the following about addiction in the attached article: The first question when dealing with opiate-dependent human beings should be not “why the addiction” but “why the pain?” And what is the nature of the trauma that drives people to desperation?

In Dr.Mate’s 12 years in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, ground zero for addiction in Canada, all his female patients reported sexual abuse in childhood, all the male patients abuse or neglect of one kind or another. As large scale international epidemiological studies have repeatedly demonstrated, childhood adversity is at the core of the emotional patterns and psychological dynamics that drive addiction. Further, childhood trauma shapes the physiology of the developing brain in ways that induce a susceptibility to addiction. Hence the addiction-prone person finds relief in substances that would not entice others, even after repeated exposure to the same drugs. In turn, Dr.Mate say prolonged drug use also changes the brain in ways that further entrench the addictive drive.

Pressure does not have to turn into stress

In this article Nicholas Petrie explains that stress is caused not by other people or external events, but by your reactions to them. In the workplace, many people blame their high anxiety levels on a boss, job, deadlines, or competing commitments for their time.  Let’s be clear – pressure is not stress. But the former is converted to the latter when you add one ingredient: rumination, the tendency to keep rethinking past or future events, while attaching negative emotion to those thoughts. Of course, leaders must practice reflection — planning for the future or reviewing past lessons — but this is an analytical, short-term process, with positive fallout. Rumination is ongoing and destructive, diminishing your health, productivity, and well-being. Chronic worriers show increased incidence of coronary problems and suppressed immune functioning. Dwelling on the past or the future also takes us away from the present, rendering us unable to complete the work currently on our plates. If you ask ruminators how they are feeling, none will say “happy.” Most feel miserable.

To break this stress-inducing habit here are four steps: https://hbr.org/2017/03/pressure-doesnt-have-to-turn-into-stress

 

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Press Release – May 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

Calgary, May 6, 2016 - Life Services Center for Change wants to help displaced residents of Fort McMurray who are in Recovery from addictions. We know how hard it is when life turns on a dime. If you have been displaced and lost your recovery support we are offering free group therapy on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. You are not alone. Let us help.
Suzie Le Brocq, owner of Life Services Centre for Change has been helping Albertans since 2009.

As a private therapist Suzie has a lifelong passion for working with people. Suzie has 18 years global experience, working primarily with individuals & families dealing with addiction (drug, alcohol, gambling, and process & sex addition). Recognizing the importance of treating addiction as a family disease, Suzie work’s predominately with a cognitive-behavioural model of therapy, focusing on the relationship between a person’s thinking, emotions & behaviours. Suzie also takes a ‘trauma informed’ approach to her work with addicts & their families, & she has a good understanding of the 12 Steps.

Professional Achievements & Certifications
‘Advanced’ Alcohol & Drug Counsellor (ICAADC), Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomat (ICCDPD), Master Practitioner in Counselling Psychology (MPCP), Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor (CSAT-S), Systemic Family Intervention Model Certified

“There is no cure for addiction, but there are effective treatments that can help people retake control of their lives and live normal, satisfying, productive lives” – Suzie Le Brocq

Where: 307-1615 10th Ave SW
When: Thursday evenings starting May 12th Ongoing. As needed.
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Fee: FREE
Availability: 10 seats, first come first serve. Additional groups will be added as needed.
To book: Call Wendy at 403-770-9595

For media information or to arrange an interview please contact Suzie at 403-770-9595 or email info@lifeservices.ca.