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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...

29 2012 May
By Dr Alice Boyes
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7 Questions to Ask Your Partner to Assess the Health of Your Relationship: Relationships Quiz.

Ask your partner to answer True/False to this relationships quiz. It’s their perception that’s important rather than your view of whether their answer is justified. Yes you do want to know what they really think! 1. Do you know you’re important to me? 2. Do you feel like you can take emotional risks with me?...

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28 2012 May
By Dr Alice Boyes
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5 Reasons Why Travel Is Good For You – The Positive Psychology of Travel

1. Geographic Distance Leads to Improved Problem Solving (More Creative and Expansive Problem Solving) psychology PhDs use a test of creative problem solving called a creative generation task. It involves being given a problem and being asked to come up with as many possible solutions to that problem as you can. You need to stretch...

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24 2012 May
By Dr Alice Boyes
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Are You An Introvert or Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

Number #48 on Amazon.com’s list of bestselling books at the moment is a book called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” I agree with Dr Elaine Aron that the book is more about HSPs – the highly sensitive person – than it is about introverts. That said, I loved...

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23 2012 May
By Dr Alice Boyes
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100 Fun Things to Do When You’re Bored or Depressed

As problems gets bigger, often the rest of life seems to shrink. When people have a lot of stress – their time, energy, and thoughts often get consumed by those problems. As people spend more time and energy thinking about their problems, they spend less time and energy pursuing their interests. What are your unique...

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23 2012 May
By Dr Alice Boyes
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Boost Happiness in Lasting Ways through Positive Mental Habits

I made a 2 minute *infomercial* for one of my online products. Positive Psychology Project by Dr Alice Boyes If you’re reading this in email, you might need to click to see the video. Likely to be suitable for people who are mildly depressed or anxious....

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