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How thoughts grow

How thoughts grow

  How thoughts grow What we think about, dwell on or focus on will grow in our minds. A minor irritation can turn into a huge source of stress if we think about it enough. When a thought appears, we can either dismiss it or […]

How to cope with loneliness

How to cope with loneliness

  How to cope with loneliness Loneliness is a growing problem. It’s ironic when you think about the fact that there are so many people on this planet. How is it possible to feel lonely when there are so many of us? Loneliness doesn’t care […]

Making worry work for you

Making worry work for you

Photo by Giorgio Montersino Making worry work for you Worry is a persistent and uncontrollable chain of thinking that mainly focuses on the uncertainty of some future negative or threatening outcome. During this thinking process a person rehearses various problem-solving solutions but fails to reduce […]

The main causes of anxiety

The main causes of anxiety

The main causes of anxiety Avoidance As long as you avoid your fears, they will continue to exist as they go left unchallenged. There is no reality testing going on and the threat remains. When you avoid situations that cause you anxiety, you will be […]

How to manage social anxiety

How to manage social anxiety

  How to manage social anxiety Individual’s who suffer from social anxiety or social phobia fear negative evaluations from others. Due to this preoccupation with how others perceive them, they tend to focus excessively on themselves. The more we focus on ourselves, the more anxious […]

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Myth:  CBT emphasizes the power of positive thinking Fact: CBT emphasizes the importance of realistic thinking. It reduces anxiety by replacing unrealistic, exaggerated thinking with more accurate realistic evaluations. Myth:  CBT is slow and can take many […]

Reducing fear in life

Reducing fear in life

Reducing fear in life Anticipation is often far worse than the reality. Our thoughts can invite crazy fear into our lives that may not even exist. As they say – when you are in your own mind, you are in enemy territory. For many people […]

Self nurturing

Self nurturing

Self nurturing Here are some wonderful affirmations that can help to encourage you to develop a more self nurturing attitude. Read these to yourself often: 1)I recognise that my own needs are important. 2) It is good for me to take time for myself. 3) […]