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How to manage your intrusive thoughts

How to manage your intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts, but it’s not the intrusive thoughts themselves that cause you distress, rather it’s how you respond to those thoughts that allows them to influence you and have power over you. Imagine yourself standing on a street and all around you […]

Fact versus opinion

Fact versus opinion

We tend to believe every thought we have is true. However, thoughts are NOT facts. While some thoughts we have may be factual (eg. I failed the test), others may not (eg. I am dumb). These non factual thoughts are opinions. This blog post can […]

Negative automatic thoughts

Negative automatic thoughts

Did you know that you have negative automatic thoughts (NAT’s) every single day? We all do. Whether it’s chastising ourselves over being late, spilling our tea/coffee or just making an error in judgement, we all do it to a certain degree. Think about the long […]

Thought reality versus actual reality

Thought reality versus actual reality

If you’ve ever watched the move – “The Matrix” you will have been introduced to the idea of alternate realities. Think baoit how real your dreams can seem, they feel real even though they are part of your thought reality, not actual reality (in terms […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts aren’t facts

Thoughts aren’t facts

The problem with beliefs is that many of us accept them as FACT. They aren’t fact though – they are merely a person’s perception of something which then becomes a belief. For every belief you hold, I am sure I could find someone somewhere, or […]

Thoughts about stress

Thoughts about stress

  Thoughts about stress Stress costs the economy billions and it’s not gong anywhere. Stress is increasing and it a major cause of absence from work. When stress isn’t dealt with effectively, it can lead to severe anxiety and depression. If we all took the […]