Anxiety

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: What Am I Feeling?

November 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Something EXTREMELY important (and reasonably simple) you can do to improve your psychological health and coping abilities is to improve your ability to correctly identify your negative emotions. Identifying what specific emotions you’re feeling is...

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Ideas for Life Experiments

October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

I said in my last post that I would write some ideas for life experiments. There is also some info about reducing anxiety included later in this post (not particularly related to life experiments but...

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A.J. Jacobs is a journalist/author who does “life experiments” and writes about his experiences. His third book was published last month and he also has a day job as an editor at Esquire magazine in...

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Behavioral Experiments CBT

October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

This post outlines how to do a simple behavioral experiment. Behavioral experiments are one of the most important types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques. Most people understand that their thoughts and emotions influence their behaviour....

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Quick Tip for Getting Out of a Bad Mood

October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a tip for when it seems like things keep going wrong. Try thinking of 3 or 4 things that went right in the last 24 hours. When people feel unhappy or stressed these...

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Do you have secret (or not so secret) fears about yourself? Things you fear might be true about you? Or things you fear other people might think about you? Common secret fears include: I’m out...

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This post is for people who read or subscribe to my blog who might not have read all of the rest of my website (the blog is only part of the overall site – it’s...

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Restorative Practices

September 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Do you feel like the proverbial rat on the wheel (busy but not accomplishing much that’s important to you)? I’ve written lots of on this blog about the psychological benefits of activities that provide a...

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Difficulties with time use are common in people with high anxiety/worry, because anxiety and worry suck up a lot of time and energy. This basic activity is often useful for people with high anxiety or...

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Low Self Esteem and Depression In this article, I’m to going to explain the relationships between Self Esteem, Depression, Personality, and Anxiety. Self Esteem Self esteem has two main aspects. 1. People’s overall sense of...

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