Blog on emotional well being and personal development

Tag: Cognitive behavioral therapy

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 […]

Perception vs reality

Perception vs reality

  Perception vs reality Think of your perception of reality as your ‘map’. Think of reality as the ‘territory’. Perception vs reality is an important factor in how we live our lives and how successful we are at picking up on what is really going […]

The cause of anxiety

The cause of anxiety

  The cause of anxiety In cognitive behavioural therapy, we refer to the anxiety equation. The anxiety equation shows the cause of anxiety. Overestimation of the threat ____________________________________  =  Anxiety Underestimation of ability to cope Anxiety is always caused by our overestimation of the perceived […]

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy What is the difference between Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)? In my private practice I mainly use a psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behaviour therapy. Psychodynamic therapy works on the premise that many of our behaviours are learned in […]

Practise what you preach

Practise what you preach

Do you practise what you preach? There are many hypocrites out there who say one thing and do another. It’s a psychological fact that we use different criteria to judge others than we do for ourselves. Depending on whether we are more optimistic (and possibly […]