Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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

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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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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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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I write a lot on this blog about balanced thinking skills. The following is one easy experiment to try. Step 1: Think about something that causes you worry/anxiety. Pick a specific worry (e.g. how a...

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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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Depression Skills: Self Monitoring

November 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) activity that might be useful for people to do as a self help activity. It’s usually used as part of depression treatment but is potentially useful for anyone...

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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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