Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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

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Young Schema Questionnaire

August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Looking for the Schema Therapy textbook? You can get it here – . Or, get the Schema Therapy based self-help book . Understand Yourself Using The Young Schema Questionnaire Here’s a tool you might like...

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Here’s a basic explanation of emotion regulation development that I quite often give to clients. How people learn emotion regulation is that as children, at first, our parents regulate our emotions. For example, a child...

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How To REALLY Overcome Your Avoidant Coping

August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s another technique to change avoidant emotion and behaviour patterns when logical thinking strategies aren’t enough. I’ll use a similar avoidant coping example to the one I used in my last post. Let’s say one...

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Generally, people can’t just think their way out of problems like depression, anxiety or self defeating behaviour patterns. People have emotional and behavioural responses that are stubbornly resistant to being changed by logical thought. The...

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The therapeutic relationship

August 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

I was at a book talk last night (hosted by Susan Shapiro, who is an interesting speaker if you ever get the chance to hear her talk). At the event, a fellow therapist* made a...

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Avoidant coping is about trying to avoid experiencing painful thoughts, feelings, memories, or sensations. Here are two types you should try to learn to recognize in yourself. Type 1. Avoiding situations. Type 2. Avoiding behaviours....

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The idea for this post was triggered by this Wall Street Journal article by writer Rachel Shukert. The WSJ article is about women, but I think fear that admitting mistakes will make you less likable...

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If you are depressed or anxious (especially if you are socially anxious) try to catch yourself guessing – that someone doesn’t particularly like you, or is having negative thoughts about you – that someone is...

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I recently did an interview for an upcoming edition of Glamour (a US women’s magazine). The journalist Genevieve Field asked me for some tips about body image. Here’s what I said (slightly edited). The interview...

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Giving Your Negative Self Talk a Name

May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

This is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) technique that lots of my clients report finding very useful. Its helpful for identifying and diffusing your negative self talk. First, identify some of your negative self talk...

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