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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…

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 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…

Why life is full of surprises

Why life is full of surprises

Why life is full of surprises Photo by Tetsumo Why is it that we fear uncertainty? Life is inherently uncertain yet we do our best to resist this fact on so many levels. We insure ourselves up to the hilt in order to stay safe.…

10 Signs of good therapy

10 Signs of good therapy

  10 Signs of good therapy Good rapport A good therapist will make you feel at ease. They will not judge you nor will they tell you what to do. When you feel safe and accepted and feel you could tell your therapist anything, you…

What are safety behaviours?

What are safety behaviours?

Photo by UltraSlo1 What are safety behaviours? We all engage in safety behaviours to differing degrees. A safety behaviour is something we do to provide us relief from anxiety. The problem with safety behaviours is that they only work temporarily and our attempts to self…

Give Depression the Bird

Give Depression the Bird

Help break the stigma surrounding depression by taking this anonymous survey: CLICK HERE For results of the survey: CLICK HERE Give Depression the Bird Let’s get one thing straight. Depression is real. It is not something to be trivialized, snapped out of, or sucked up.…