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    03 2014 January

    A New Year Spring Clean

    I’m a firm believer that decluttering your life helps declutter your mind. One of my favorite things to do in the New Year is cancel a bunch of stuff that I’ve tried out but don’t...

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    29 2012 November

    CBT: How Checking Contributes to Mental Health Problems (Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety)

    Although common ‘disorders’ (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety, and depression) look different on the surface, there are some common underlying mechanisms. One of these is checking. I’m going to go explain the role of checking in...

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    10 2012 October

    7 Tips for Not Personalizing

    1. Don’t catastrophize knock backs - If you get a rejection, it doesn’t mean you’re never going to be successful. - If you get negative feedback on a piece of work, it doesn’t mean you...

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    02 2012 October

    5 Tips for Irritability

    1. Do some kind of mindfulness practice. Try this or any of these. Learn enough about the philosophy of mindfulness meditation that you know what you’re doing. Since most people won’t want to do formal...

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    26 2012 September

    Changing Your Cognitive Style

    I mentioned on FB yesterday how much my cognitive style has changed as a result of my psychology training. One of the readers asked me to say more about how it had changed, so here’s...

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A New Year Spring Clean

January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m a firm believer that decluttering your life helps declutter your mind. One of my favorite things to do in the New Year is cancel a bunch of stuff that I’ve tried out but don’t need to keep. Here are a few things I’ve cancelled. - I consolidated my web hosting and cancelled one of...

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Although common ‘disorders’ (e.g., eating disorders, anxiety, and depression) look different on the surface, there are some common underlying mechanisms. One of these is checking. I’m going to go explain the role of checking in a selection of common mental health problems. Checking in Health Anxiety Examples: - Person goes to the Dr for blood...

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7 Tips for Not Personalizing

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

1. Don’t catastrophize knock backs - If you get a rejection, it doesn’t mean you’re never going to be successful. - If you get negative feedback on a piece of work, it doesn’t mean you have no capacity to become better at it or that you’re not talented. If you find yourself personalizing, ask yourself...

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5 Tips for Irritability

October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

1. Do some kind of mindfulness practice. Try this or any of these. Learn enough about the philosophy of mindfulness meditation that you know what you’re doing. Since most people won’t want to do formal practice everyday on a permanent basis, do it everyday initially until you feel confident with it, and then do it...

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Changing Your Cognitive Style

September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I mentioned on FB yesterday how much my cognitive style has changed as a result of my psychology training. One of the readers asked me to say more about how it had changed, so here’s my answer. Hopefully this post will show people how it is possible to dramatically change your cognitive style. - I’m...

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