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Tag: CBT

How to help ease symptoms of depression

How to help ease symptoms of depression

How to help ease symptoms of depression Behavioural Activation and the Cycle of Depression When people are depressed they can feel physically tired and lack motivation which might make them stop doing things they used to enjoy. They may also end up neglecting their daily […]

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 […]

The Inner child

The Inner child

    The Inner Child The inner child is there in all of us. Have you ever found that your head tells you one thing but you can’t seem to stop yourself from doing the opposite? My inner child really showed herself during a recent […]

How balanced is your mental diet?

How balanced is your mental diet?

How balanced is your mental diet? You have probably never heard of the term “mental diet”. It’s a term that I came up with when talking to my clients about their inner dialogue. We all have an inner dialogue and often we aren’t even aware […]

The power of thought

The power of thought

The power of thought Photo by withbeautiful Few people realise just how powerful their thinking is. The thoughts you choose to focus on and the beliefs you choose to hold on to as true for you, can create heaven or hell. The power of thought […]

Reframing – the power of perspective

Reframing – the power of perspective

Reframing – the power of perspective There are many ways to look at a single experience/event. It’s important to remember that our perceptions create our reality. If we see something as negative, our brains will use this message and create a state that makes it […]

Why life is full of surprises

Why life is full of surprises

Why life is full of surprises Photo by Tetsumo Why is it that we fear uncertainty? Life is inherently uncertain yet we do our best to resist this fact on so many levels. We insure ourselves up to the hilt in order to stay safe. […]

10 Signs of good therapy

10 Signs of good therapy

  10 Signs of good therapy Good rapport A good therapist will make you feel at ease. They will not judge you nor will they tell you what to do. When you feel safe and accepted and feel you could tell your therapist anything, you […]