Blog on emotional well being and personal development

Tag: depression

Healthy minds unhealthy society

Healthy minds unhealthy society

There is plenty of evidence that shows how anxiety and depression rates worldwide are on the increase. Despite antidepressants and therapy, the stress that the population of Earth experiences continues to grow. Maybe depression and anxiety are healthy responses to an unhealthy society? Perhaps, people […]

I’ve lost my way

I’ve lost my way

“I’ve lost my way” is something I have heard many times over the years from friends and clients alike. I have lost my way too at various stages in my life. Part of life is feeling lost and if you’ve never felt lost you must […]

Depression – the black dog

Depression – the black dog

    Depression – the black dog Depression is sometimes referred to as the “black dog” and I wanted to share a very good video clip on this subject. It explains depression well and shows just how debilitating it can be for someone who is […]

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 […]

How a Structured Routine Can Help Depression

How a Structured Routine Can Help Depression

  How a Structured Routine Can Help Depression   The Benefits of a Structured Routine to People with Depression Depression can affect anyone: whether someone has lost a loved one, guilt from addictions, or even not caused by any event or one thing. It can […]

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 […]

Past experiences and current triggers

Past experiences and current triggers

  Past experiences and current triggers Cognitive Behavioural Therapists look for links between past experiences and current triggers of anxiety and depression. We all have thought systems or schemas – these are a set of thoughts that become a habit. We tend to see the […]

Your thoughts aren’t real

Your thoughts aren’t real

“The quality of your life is determined solely by the relationship you have to your own thinking” – R.Carlson Your thoughts aren’t real Okay, hear me out. The idea that your thoughts aren’t real may seem bizarre but once I have finished explaining you will […]