Depression

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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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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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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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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