By Alice Boyes, PhD.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Audio Guide (Podcast)

I’ve decided to do some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy audio guides. This one applies to both depression and anxiety. Hope ya’ll like. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practical Self Help Tips – Listen or Download By Clicking Here You can either download it (if you want to transfer it to a device) or just listen on your...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

Happiness: How to Cut Out the Middleman

Most of the time when people set goals, its because they expect that if they achieve that goal it will make them happier. For example, you have a goal of earning more money > because you expect earning more money will make you happier. The problem is that people lose sight of the fact their...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

Free Wind Chime Mindfulness Meditation Download (contains no talking, mostly silence, 10 sec of wind chimes every 3 min)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction The mp3 file below can be used to do a 15 min mindfulness meditation for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (or 30 min, or any multiples of 15 by just copying the file more than once to your playlist) . Download file here (right click and choose ‘save link as’ on a...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

1 minute Relationship Enhancement – Tip of the Day

Something you can easily try today Make a positive comment about one of your partner’s friends. Why? – It says “I’m tuned in to your life.” – It says “I understand what you get out of being friends/spending time with that person.” – It says “I don’t think all the judgments/choices you make in your...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

What Is It Like For You When…?

The therapies I use are mostly “present-orientated” problem solving therapies rather than being “past-orientated’ but here’s a question to ponder about how your childhood experiences might affect your adult experiences. Think about something that was hard for you as a child. You might particularly think about the relationship you had with your parents when you...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

What Is It Like For Your Partner When You Behave Badly In Your Relationship?

When people screw up, they generally prefer not to think about it further. This mechanism is one of the reasons people end up screwing up in the same ways over and over. Everyone behaves badly in their relationship from time to time. Think about the last time you behaved badly. What was it like for...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

More Easy DIY CBT

Our brains tend to use our current emotions and thoughts to predict our future emotions and thoughts. Example “I feel overwhelmed and unable to cope now” Your brain’s prediction – I will continue to feel overwhelmed and unable to cope > I will forever feel overwhelmed and unable to cope”. But it ain’t necessarily so....

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

CBT Techniques: Easy DIY Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques.

“Worst, Best, Most Realistic” is one of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques I often practice with clients. This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy technique is very versatile and simple. It can be used for a huge variety of anxiety-related thoughts. The hardest part about using it is learning to recognize that you are anxious and remembering to...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

Fixed Broken Link – Mindfulness Meditation Free mp3 Download

I wanted to make it as easy as possible for anyone who wants to try mindfulness meditation. So, I made a free downloadable mp3 that people can use to do an introductory meditation. File is here – mindfulness meditation free download (Downloading tips: for PC users, right click and choose ‘save link as’. Once its...

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By Alice Boyes, PhD.

Psychology Trends: How to Design a Self Study (Part 2)

How to Choose and Measure Your Variables This Part 2 post follows the previous post in this series… Psychology Trends: How to Design a Self Study (Part 1) Understanding Independent Variable / Dependent Variable An independent variable is your hypothesized cause and a dependent variable is your hypothesized effect (as in cause-and -effect). Your study...

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