Thilo Beck at WEF Roundtable - A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society

Goals House Roundtable, World Economic Forum, Davos – Thilo Beck

A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society: Elaborating on Key Points.   We are living through a historical period defined by uncertainty, which is having a profound impact on our mental health. Research shows that – on average, 15% of working-age adults live with a mental health condition globally,…

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Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

In general terms, yoga is an exercise that benefits the body, mind and spirit through an integration of breathing techniques, strengthening exercises, postures and meditation. There are many types of yoga; all are beneficial.

Although yoga is a centuries-old practice, it is a relatively new treatment modality in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Acceptance of yoga as a form of mind-body therapy is growing and the practice is becoming widely available at treatment and rehabilitation centers.

People often use drugs and alcohol to cope with serious traumadepressionanxiety, or the stresses of everyday life, which never works and only makes matters worse. When combined with therapy and other forms of treatment, yoga helps break addiction patterns, releases “stuck” thinking patterns and provides both immediate and long-term benefits.

Although it requires dedication and practice, yoga improves overall physical and mental health, which helps to counteract the negative physical and emotional consequences of long-term use of drug and alcohol. It can restore balance, a sense of inner peace and overall well-being that has been lacking, often for many years.

Yogic deep-breathing requires inward-thinking, which promotes self-confidence and an improved ability to resist the urge to abuse the body with drugs and alcohol. As practitioners become more centered, negative emotions such as shame, guilt, anger and hostility are released. People who practice yoga become more compassionate toward themselves, and in turn, towards other people.

Although yoga is a highly spiritual practice that promotes inner thought and a greater understanding of a person’s place in the world, it is not a religious practice and it is not associated with any particular religion.

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