Tag: CBT

Lockdown survival kit

Lockdown survival kit

IMAGINE a way to improve your life and your mental health day by day. This is what this post is about. Since Covid-19 emerged, we have lost our sense of control over our lives. Many have lost their jobs, even more are working from home 

What to Look for When Choosing a Therapist

What to Look for When Choosing a Therapist

What to look for when choosing a therapist can vary greatly. What may be fine for you may not be fine for another person. There are a few things you should look for in order to make sure the therapist you choose is someone who 

6 Tips In Dealing With Pain – Emotional Or Physical

6 Tips In Dealing With Pain – Emotional Or Physical

A common mistake of those who are suffering from physical and emotional pain is that they immediately assume the two are not connected when, in fact, they have a lot more in common than one might think. Did you know that physical and emotional pain 

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 

Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

  Maddi Crease describes DBT and explains how it has helped her more than other therapies. As a young woman who’s been in the mental health system for over six years, including inpatient admissions, I’ve had my fair share of therapy. From talking about the 

5 Benefits of Online Counseling for Mental Health

5 Benefits of Online Counseling for Mental Health

Nearly 44 million people in the United States, older than 18, suffer from a mental disorder each year. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common forms of mental disorders. These disorders can have negative impacts on your life and turn into larger problems 

The psychology behind hoarding

The psychology behind hoarding

Hoarding is a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Individuals feel the need to hoard things as a means of staying safe. It’s normal to have some degree of hoarding. I find it very hard to chuck old clothes and always think I may need them in 

What happens during counselling?

What happens during counselling?

I’ve been a counsellor for so long that it all seems very normal and natural to listen to complete strangers tell me their deepest secrets. I do appreciate however how strange this must feel to someone who is new to counselling. I thought it would 

How to nurture self belief

How to nurture self belief

How to build trust in yourself 1. Recognize that all humans are comprised of “good” and “bad” parts. In other words, we’re flawed beings. 2. Accept your dark, unsavory, and primitive parts. Change what you can, and accept that you will never be fully evolved. 

Self esteem – the feel good about yourself trap

Self esteem – the feel good about yourself trap

When we mix up practical problems with emotional issues, we make life a misery for ourselves. You may worry about being a success at work. That’s the practical problem that can be problem-solved but as humans, we tend to place an emotional interpretation onto practical