Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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

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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Fitness Life Magazine have provided a free copy of the feature article I wrote for their July issue for aliceboyes.com readers. You can read the full article here – It’s the Thought that Counts: Psychological...

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Sources of Self Esteem

June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Continuing the pie chart theme from my last post, this post is about a different type of pie chart that’s commonly used as part of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders. Although its mostly...

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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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This is a very practical post about how to increase the amount you exercise. This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy technique is easy to implement. It will take less than an hour but the positive effects are...

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“Psychological payoffs” hook people into behaviour patterns that provide some psychological rewards but that also have important downsides. Common examples of these types of patterns of unwanted behaviour include: overeating, procrastinating, problematic ways of interacting...

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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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An acronym from the recovery movement (I think its from AA) is HALT, which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. Its significance is that when a person is feeling any of H, A, L,...

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Advantages Card

April 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

What is an Advantages Card? An “Advantages Card” is a simple technique from the Cognitive Therapy Model of Psychology that anyone can use to help themselves stick with a goal. It works with almost any...

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Situational factors including: 1. your current physical environment, and 2. other people’s behaviour exert big effects on your emotions and thoughts. The effects of situational factors on thoughts and feelings come about (at least in...

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