Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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

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How to Build Self Confidence

September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This article describes a simple, practical technique for How to Build Self Confidence. If you want to know why this works, you can read that section at the bottom of the article. The example I’ve...

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I’m going to give you some ideas, but your task is to come up with a list of 4-6 of your own early warning signs that you’re not taking good enough care of yourself. Hint:...

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Procrastination / Avoidant Coping

August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about how people do avoidant coping to avoid difficult thoughts and emotions getting triggered, or to escape from them once they are already occurring. I wrote that the first step to overcoming...

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Sarah Sarah is a people-pleaser. When people ask her to do things or invite her places, never in a million years would it occur to her that she could say “no” even if she wanted...

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1 Min Behaviour Change Tip

August 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

This tip follows on from Friday's An Alternative to Willpower. I want to make sure I've explained the underlying principle really clearly.

You can create subtle changes in your behavior by...

Changing the external cues you...

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1 Minute Procrastination Tip.

August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Try this 1 min tip next time you notice yourself procrastinating about something important....

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Rumination

August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rumination = the tendency to respond to distress by repetitively (and passively) focusing on the causes and consequences of your problems, without moving to active problem solving. Here's two questions I find help me: When I notice...

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I’ve been getting lots of feedback that people like the visual learning tools. Modeled on the Healthy Food Pyramid. It’s a pdf. View or download it at the link below. Healthy Emotion Regulation Strategies Pyramid...

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Most of the strategies that work for people who have “disorders” like depression or anxiety disorders, also work well for dealing with life in general. I like to try out the strategies I recommend to...

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The last couple of weeks I’ve been practicing mindfulness of self criticism. I’m attempting to notice when I’ve got a self critical internal monologue going on, rather than my own self criticism being so automatic...

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