The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • Addicted? excerpt 5: Rendered Speechless

    June 27, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    Rendered Speechless I can still remember sitting with a particular client in a therapy session. It was relatively early in my psychology training, and this young woman had been coming in to work on a range of issues including drug dependency and anxiety problems. Over a number of sessions it ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 4: The Aftermath of Fear

    June 20, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    The Aftermath of Fear Researchers like Dr Bessel van der Kolk, a world expert in the treatment of trauma, have discovered that the most effective way to allow cortisol to pass through our bodies is through movement. Cortisol helps us fight or flee from danger, so its basic function is ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 3: Of The World But Removed

    June 13, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    Of The World But Removed Using heroin is like falling in love. It’s like that. Soft. It’s like something that wraps around you. Comforts you. Makes you feel calm, peaceful. Like everything about the world is right, you’re right. Everything is peaceful. ‘Such a relief! This is ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 2: A Society Built on Addiction?

    June 01, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    A Society Built on Addiction Severe addiction frequently involves the removal of all other things in our life so that our focus is concentrated on one thing - one act - one substance - one piece of technology. As we’ve seen, this is happening to most of us, through the devices we ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 1: Our Social Anaesthetic

    May 30, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    Our Social Anaesthetic The Fatal Shore’s author, Robert Hughes, tells us that rum was ‘the social anaesthetic and real currency of early New South Wales’: In this little community… nearly all the men and most of the women were addicted to alcohol. In Australia, especially between 1790 and 1820 ...

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