Depression

This is 5 min mindfulness exercise for reducing stress that’s a favorite amongst my therapy clients. It’s especially good for people who pay too much attention to their internal sensations (for example, people with panic...

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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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Self Worth

August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

I thought I’d do something I haven’t done before – open a post up for comments. This is my version of an exercise from Dr Kristin Neff’s book. The exercise is for helping you reduce...

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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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Research into the psychological benefits of self-compassion is an emerging trend in psychology. I actually prefer the term self kindness. Self-compassion is about learning alternative responses when you are experiencing psychological suffering (suffering includes when...

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This is a technique I use in sessions with clients that you can try yourself. Imagine back to a situation in which you needed an adult to be responsive to you and they weren’t. It...

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Procrastination Tip: Next Action

May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have a “B” task that you have been putting off (read here to find out what a “B” task is) try asking yourself what the “next action” required is. Your answer should be...

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Understanding alertness How alert you feel is determined by structures in the center of your brain. These structures get input from the front and back sections of your brain (the cortex and the cerebellum, respectively)....

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The Benefits of Non-Avoidant Coping Diary

March 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is a followup for people who have already done the Costs of Avoidance worksheet, and Avoidance and Suffering Diary, as outlined in the previous post here. If you’re a newer reader, you can easily...

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Another Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Audio Guide. Again, applies to both anxiety and depression. Topic is How Emotions affect Thoughts. Includes info about common thinking errors people make when they’re depressed or anxious, and the...

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