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When I meet new clients I often find that some of the ways they’ve been attempting to cope with their problems are likely to have been making their problems worse. In fact, its common that...

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I’m quoted a couple of times in an article by Alice Treloar in the current issue of Women’s Health Magazine (Australia/New Zealand edition). Thanks Alice! Women’s Health Magazine have kindly provided a copy of the...

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One of the most useful things I learned from science training?… …is to pay attention to “disconfirming evidence”. Huh? Our brains have evolved to be very efficient but sometimes this efficiency leads us astray. Human...

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On page 9 of this pdf you will find a couple of delightfully simple informal mindfulness exercises. The first one is a mindful showering exercise. If you’re reading that, you’ll know you’re on the right...

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I’ve written before (part of an article containing very important basic info about relationships psychology) about the difference between complaints and criticism, and how criticism is corrosive to relationships – To recap briefly, A complaint...

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Mindful Eating Experiments

March 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mindful eating experiments are useful for people who are trying to lose weight. They’re simple and not time consuming. Mindful eating involves paying attention to the sensory experience of eating while you’re eating and mentally...

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Ever get the feeling that you’re behaving in ways that are consistent with your values? To help overcome this, you might like to try getting clearer on what your values actually are. A therapy called...

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1. Nesting If you’ve moved out of your family home it’s important you create a “nest” for yourself in your new home. e.g. Stock your cupboards with fruit and veg and supplies for cooking. Put...

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Susan has the belief that’s its good to spend money enjoying herself now since there are no guarantees she won’t be run over by a bus tomorrow. Her partner Patrick has the belief that its...

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Travel Psychology

February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Extended travel (sabbaticals, Big OEs, moving overseas) is a common pursuit of happiness tactic. How to Maximize the Psychological Benefits of Travel How to understand the emotional dreams that are fueling your travel dreams Let’s...

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