Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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

Lots of people don’t do things they’d like to do for fear of rejection and the corresponding disappointment. If this is you, then you can break this pattern of avoidance by practicing exposing yourself to...

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One of the super cool concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is about being “willing” to feel whatever you are feeling right now. This might mean being willing to feel, for example: – panicky...

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Schedule a Therapy Session with Yourself

August 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

You can try this even if you’ve never been to therapy… I typically give this tip to clients when they move from weekly appointments* to less frequent appointments: Keep your therapy appointment time but schedule...

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Example Mary notices herself feeling irritated when her brother in law gives her advice about how to do something she already knows how to do. She thinks: He must think I’m really stupid if he...

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Link to Part 1 Example Let’s say again: Mary notices herself feeling irritated when her brother in law gives her advice about how to do something she already knows how to do. BUT, this time…...

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Check out my article on OCD Symptoms for Psychology Today. This article… I thought I’d write a little bit about how Obsessive Compulsive Disorder develops. I hope people who don’t have OCD will be able...

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Seeing the Wood for the Trees

August 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Some of what I do as a therapist is quite sophisticated but there are lots of instances when good therapy is about helping people see patterns and solutions that they only couldn’t see themselves because...

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Helping Children and Teens with Depression or Anxiety Disorders is obviously a huge topic that I can’t cover in a blog post. However one of the things that parents can do (as a small but...

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One psychological model of self control is that it’s like a “mental muscle”. According to the model, self control – is “a limited resource” that gets depleted and functions less well after already used (in...

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Therapy for problems like addictions, eating disorders or even anxiety disorders, often utilizes a form of a pros and cons list called a Decisional Balance. A Decisional Balance involves a page divided into 4 quadrants....

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