Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: cognitive behavioural therapy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Ways to build resilience

4 Ways to build resilience

Ways to be stronger when life throws you challenges There are many advantages to fostering resilience. Resilience helps people face and manage positive and negative life events. Resilient people persist in the face of obstacles and, when necessary, accept circumstances that cannot be changed. Resilience provides a […]

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 […]

What is depression and how can we help?

What is depression and how can we help?

Some people don’t believe depression is a real medical illness, saying it’s “all in your head.” And in a way, they’re correct. Depression is all in the head because it’s caused by changes in the brain’s chemistry. It’s a serious illness and should be treated […]

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 […]


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