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The mixed bag concept- how to find your true self and fix your anxiety, depression and relationship problems

Dr. Jeremy Thompson

In general practice it's almost as if we have two groups of patients: one who have life under control and another who seem to struggle constantly with anxiety, depression and relationship problems. Why is there such a difference? I believe it relates to the issue of self. Some people become so indoctrinated by society (and concerned about approval from others) that they never establish who they are. Instead they feel like a mixed bag of qualities, moving through life, but unable to escape their own self-deprecating thoughts, which become counterproductive and appear dysfunctional to others. People are not born with bad traits; these they pick up in their development. However, based on one or two characteristics they will judge themselves and give other people a label; finding their true self is difficult because they are tied up with self doubts and negative beliefs. Using a visual framework I will demonstrate a new method of approaching life that I call 'Positive Centred Psychology.' This encourages people to separate their negatives from the true heart of their personality, and identify with their inner talents and desires - the basis of who they really are - and manage their negative behaviors with a reassurance they are not part of their original core. By re-evaluating their past and increasing their everyday awareness, individuals can accept themselves and learn to approach life's difficult situations with optimism, strength and
balance. Regardless of race or religion they can channel their communications positively towards each person in their community

24-28 August 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Australia.
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Dr. Jeremy Thompson

Dr Jeremy Thompson M.B.B.S. Dip.Clin.Hyp. M.A.S.H. F.A.C.Psych Med. Dr Jeremy Thompson is a family medical practitioner with 30 years of city and country experience, currently working on the northern beaches area of Sydney. His counselling background has been in Cognitive, Narrative and Solution Based Therapies and he is a fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine. He spent ten years studying and practising hypnosis, during which time he developed the Positive Centred Psychology model. This resulted from his patients’ needs to clarify the positive aspects of their personalities from the unwelcome behaviours they wanted relief from. In the end it was the Positive Centred principles they would use to base their future lives on and successfully enhance their relationships. Their encouragement motivated him to write

Born Happy, Live Happy, a book to be published by Pan MacMillan in 2012. This examines the importance of having a strong sense of self-identity, and a belief that you are fundamentally good. Filled with real life stories and practical models it shows people how to find their true self and fix their anxiety, depression and relationship problems.

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