Tag: CBT

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…

Why do people seek counselling?

Why do people seek counselling?

This seems an obvious question to me, but people often ask me why people go to therapy. For those that have never sought out a therapist, this post may be useful in explaining how therapy can be hugely beneficial. Problems that therapy can improve: Relationships…

How is that working for you?

How is that working for you?

I attended a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) workshop led by Steve Hollon at Surrey University a while ago. He was inspirational and one of his catch phrases that he uses with clients is “how is that working for you?” I love this sentence as it…

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…