Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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

This is one of my favorite tips for feeling calmer and more confident… …Try to catch yourself when you are avoiding something. There are two types of avoidant coping you need to catch. Type 1....

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17 Super Practical Weight Loss Tips

April 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you want to keep this list for reference you can print or email it using the Share button. This is a list of how to manage external eating cues so that you don’t need...

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Opposite action is a new way of thinking about what to do when you’re feeling – anger – sadness/disappointment – anxiety, or – guilt/shame/embarrassment. The ways people habitually respond to these emotions often make their...

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A week after Daylight Savings Time ended I’m still feeling lethargic. Here’s some advice for anyone who’s feeling the same. (For international readers who are confused, in New Zealand we just entered fall and turned...

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What You Can Do After You’ve Overeaten to Reduce Future Overeating Think back over the 48 hours that led up to overeating. Try to identify “turnoff points” when you could have made different decisions that...

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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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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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DIY Psychological Detective Challenge

February 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve previously written (e.g., here and here) about how people generally understand that their Thoughts/feelings impact their Behaviour But often fail to recognize how their Behaviour impacts their Thoughts/feelings In my experience, even very smart...

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