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This post is a long one because it contains instructions for one of the most important Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills. You might want to print it – If you click on the blog post...

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Invitation: Public Talks for Community Groups

February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hi readers: Now that most people are back at work for 2010 in New Zealand, I’m planning my schedule for the year. If you belong to a community group (e.g. Rotary Club, Lions Club) and...

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How to Measure Your Happiness

January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve previously written about how people make mistakes in predicting how happy something will make them (The rate of divorces is a good example of this mis-prediction). Or to put it another way, people make...

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Urge Surfing Update – There is an updated version of urge surfing advice. Jump straight to a free mp3 that will guide you through urge surfing. It’s designed for urge surfing cravings, but you can...

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Exercise is extremely helpful for reducing anxiety (its an important component of treatment for anxiety and depression). People who are anxious sometimes avoid vigorous exercise because the physical sensations of exertion (consciously or unconsciously) remind...

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Back in mid December I was interviewed by NZ Herald journalist, Alice Neville. I had forgotten about it until now. The article is called “When Bridesmaids Go Bad” and can be viewed free here –...

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One of the first things I do when I’m working with couples who want to have a happier relationship is to help them understand the following info. Couples who are having problems are typically stuck...

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Planning to do at least one thing each day you’ll look forward is an important part of treatment for depression, or for anyone who wants to be happier. On most days your looked forward to...

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This quick and easy tip is applicable to struggling couples who need help to overcome problem patterns of interacting with each other AND to partnerships that are already in generally good shape for further enhancing...

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10 Tips for When You're Feeling Depressed

December 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

When people start Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment for depression, low self esteem, or stress, they often start to feel better within the first few sessions. (It’s been widely shown in research studies that many people...

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