Monday, 11 March 2013

Perplexed by the conflicting effects of cannabis?

HG Training: Cannabis induced caetextia workshop

This course unravels the three paradoxical effects of cannabis use that cause considerable confusion in the substance abuse field.

These are namely:
  1. Why using cannabis increases the risk of developing mental health problems like depression and schizophrenia,
  2. Why some people find that cannabis helps them to relax, reduce stress and alleviate the symptoms of mental health problems like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, and,
  3. Why some people find that using cannabis gives rise to unusual thoughts and access to imagination and creativity.
The paradox of cannabis

We all know that using cannabis increases the risk of developing mental health problems like depression and schizophrenia, and that it undeniably helps some people to relax and reduce stress. Many creative people claim that using cannabis helps them to access their imagination. But what if cannabis use makes people caetextic? (Caetextia is found throughout the autistic spectrum).

If you are puzzled by the paradoxical effects of cannabis use in the young people you are charged with helping you will find Cannabis-induced Caetextia invaluable. It’s one of Human Givens College’s iconoclastic training days that contribute to our understanding of addictions and mental distress, and make psychological interventions more effective.

Who is the course for?

Professionals with a special interest in the relationship between cannabis and mental health issues, and anyone who wishes to improve the work they do with those who use cannabis including; psychotherapists and counsellors; substance misuse workers; mental health recovery workers; youth and social workers; family support workers, family therapists; psychologists; teachers; GPs and health visitors; all those involved in mental health or the caring professions.

Parents of those who use cannabis and cannabis users who wish to make more informed decisions, or add to their understanding, will also benefit.
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For more information on cannabis induced caetextia, please visit http://cannabis-induced-caetextia.com/

To find out more about the training course, please visit the Human Givens College website.



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