Happiness

This post is a long one because it contains instructions for one of the most important Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills. You might want to print it – If you click on the blog post...

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How to Measure Your Happiness

January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve previously written about how people make mistakes in predicting how happy something will make them (The rate of divorces is a good example of this mis-prediction). Or to put it another way, people make...

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Urge Surfing Update – There is an updated version of urge surfing advice. Jump straight to a free mp3 that will guide you through urge surfing. It’s designed for urge surfing cravings, but you can...

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One of the first things I do when I’m working with couples who want to have a happier relationship is to help them understand the following info. Couples who are having problems are typically stuck...

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Planning to do at least one thing each day you’ll look forward is an important part of treatment for depression, or for anyone who wants to be happier. On most days your looked forward to...

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This quick and easy tip is applicable to struggling couples who need help to overcome problem patterns of interacting with each other AND to partnerships that are already in generally good shape for further enhancing...

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10 Tips for When You're Feeling Depressed

December 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

When people start Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment for depression, low self esteem, or stress, they often start to feel better within the first few sessions. (It’s been widely shown in research studies that many people...

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I write a lot on this blog about balanced thinking skills. The following is one easy experiment to try. Step 1: Think about something that causes you worry/anxiety. Pick a specific worry (e.g. how a...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: What Am I Feeling?

November 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Something EXTREMELY important (and reasonably simple) you can do to improve your psychological health and coping abilities is to improve your ability to correctly identify your negative emotions. Identifying what specific emotions you’re feeling is...

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How To Stick to Any Goal in 2010 (or Now)

November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

I wrote this for a local gym and thought I’d post it here too. The examples are related to eating and exercising but the info is just as relevant for other types of goals. How...

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