Emotional well being, mental health & personal development

Tag: CBT

Can mental health apps replace traditional counselling?

Can mental health apps replace traditional counselling?

I believe that mental health apps will play an important role in the future of mental health care by providing innovative solutions for the self-management of mental health disorders. Mental health apps have the potential to reach people who would otherwise not receive help by removing […]

Escaping depression

Escaping depression

Escaping depression is easier said than done but there are things that you can do to keep the black dog at a distance. Mental health professionals still continue to debate whether depression is physiological (nature) or whether it is a product of the environment around […]

My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT therapist

My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT therapist

Cognitive behavioural therapy has taught me a lot. There are life situations that CBT can’t help with but the one thing that CBT has helped me with is the realisation that I have the power to choose my thoughts. My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT […]

Will cognitive behavioural therapy help my anxiety?

Will cognitive behavioural therapy help my anxiety?

CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is a great antidote for anxiety. Most CBT therapists start by explaining how anxiety affects us on a more basic level. When we feel threatened, our immediate reaction is one of these three: flight, fight or freeze. We either try to […]

Strategies to reduce worrying

Strategies to reduce worrying

  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  strategies for worry Worry is one form of anxiety that can be targeted with CBT interventions such as exposure, problem-solving and cognitive change techniques. What is worrying, and when is it a problem? Worrying is thinking too much about what might […]

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How cognitive behavioural therapy can help ease depression Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel and how you think. It can be debilitating leading to detachment from life. The Depression Cycle by Kennerley shows the typical cycle of depression: Depression cycle kennerley […]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Alzheimer’s

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Alzheimer’s

How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps people with Alzheimer’s About 90 % of all persons with mild Alzheimer’s disease experience neuropsychiatric symptoms, most frequently apathy, depression, anxiety and irritability. These symptoms are associated with greater morbidity, a reduced quality of life for the patient, an increased burden […]

Don’t believe everything you think

Don’t believe everything you think

We always have a choice when it comes to listening and believing our thoughts. Why would you want to pay attention to a thought that is self critical? How is that helpful to you to listen to your inner bully? Why would you want to […]