Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Practical Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques anyone can use.

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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7 Tips for Not Personalizing

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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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...

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Positive Body Image

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Practical tips for Positive Body ImageI was interviewed for Next Magazine about Positive Body Image, and these are my positive body image tips. The following positive body image tips come from a therapy called Cognitive...

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The most common core beliefs I help people change tend to fall into the following 3 categories. These core beliefs commonly underlie depression and anxiety. Helpless Core Beliefs such as: “I’m incompetent” “I’m needy” “I’m...

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This is a technique I use with clients for diverse problems from binge eating to procrastination. I thought I’d provide a (fictional) example. The example is about binge eating. The client is asked to write...

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Perfectionism is not the same thing as conscientiousness. For example, in a recent study of older adults, perfectionism was both associated with increased risk of mortality whereas conscientiousness was associated with decreased risk of mortality...

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Self Compassion, Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Dr Christopher Germer- author of mindful self compassion. (Around 20 free mp3s that include traditional mindfulness for beginners (body scan, mindfulness of breath, sounds etc.), lovingkindness and self-compassion infused practices)....

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How to Use CBT to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m going to explain the results of a study and how you can use the same technique at home or with your therapist. It’s about a technique that was used to increase fruit and vegetable...

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30 Days of Daily Tips for Reducing Rumination

February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

I am writing 30 Days of Daily Tips (Weekdays) for Reducing Rumination on my Facebook page. I’ve included the stream on this page for those who prefer to view it on my site rather than...

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