Happiness

no image

2 Different Ways of Improving Your Mood

September 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

One way to think of mood is as a spiral of your thoughts/emotions > your behaviour > results/other people’s reactions > your thoughts/emotions > and so on… The good news is that there is an...

Read More →

One of the most common things that happens when people make a change in their behaviour is that they feel more restless than usual. Change = different and often different = feeling more restless than...

Read More →

Something I’ve learned as a therapist is that people keep a heck of a lot of their best qualities hidden inside rather than expressing those qualities so other people can see them. Because people are...

Read More →

There are at least 4 different types of avoiding feelings. 1. avoiding experiencing feelings 2. avoiding expressing feelings 3. avoiding provoking feelings in other people (e.g. avoiding conflict) 4. trying to escape/avoid when other people...

Read More →

This is a very easy and quick exercise. What’s awesome about it is that it’s experiential. It requires you to physically experience something rather than attempting to learn only on an intellectual/logical level. Experiential learning...

Read More →

Some days, everything is going well and I think I’m a great psychology PhD. Some days I think I am indeed awesome, lol. But, there are moments when it pops into my head that “I’m...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →
no image

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...

Read More →

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…...

Read More →