Dopamine is the star of our conversations about motivation and addiction. But journalists, marketers, and app developers alike have missed some critical details. Understanding how dopamine really works to motivate our everyday behaviors–and what goes wrong in drug addiction–is the key to more productive thinking about our ‘bad habits,’ as well as today’s opioid crisis. […]
Jonathan Bricker’s work has uncovered a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His new methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death. Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader
Prolonged psychological stress is the enemy of our mental health, and physical movement is our best weapon to respond. Leon Taylor is a former competitive diver who competed for TeamGB at three Olympic Games. Following retirement, he transitioned to the commentary booth where he works for the BBC. Leon has a passion for performance, wellness
Overcome Addiction with Compassion This video explains probably the biggest steps to overcome addiction. Understanding the underlying triggers of addictive behaviours is crucial when seeking to overcome addiction. These triggers often originate from deep-seated painful and self-critical emotions. However, there is a significant step that plays a pivotal role in the healing process: cultivating self-compassion.
Isabel shares her story on her mental health journey and how medication helped her.
In the last step of this wonderful series, Seasoned Grower Jonathan Mullen recounts living with schizophrenia, isolation, bipolar, and depression, and explains how he used Step 12, ‘We carried Grow’s message to others in need’ to help others on his journey.
Seasoned Grower Carina tells us about how her health and wellbeing was impacted by family issues, suicide, and grief, and how she used Step 11; ‘We grew daily closer to maturity’ to get her life back on track.
In this special Pride Edition of our 12-Step series, Becky Harold shares her empowering story of transitioning gender with Síle Tracey and discusses how Grow Mental Health and the LGBTQI+ community helped her along the way.
This video has been designed to help you if you are aged 10 years and above and have a parent with a #mentalillness. It helps to answer common questions about when or how your parent will get better from their mental illness. (Sometimes called ‘#recovery‘). The video is part of 11 others which answer other