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This is for my kiwi readers – it’s freezing here at the moment! I got the idea to write this from an interview I did for the NZ Herald about weight gain during winter. 1....

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Positive Body Image

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Practical tips for Positive Body ImageI was interviewed for Next Magazine about Positive Body Image, and these are my positive body image tips. The following positive body image tips come from a therapy called Cognitive...

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How to Use CBT to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m going to explain the results of a study and how you can use the same technique at home or with your therapist. It’s about a technique that was used to increase fruit and vegetable...

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1 Min Behaviour Change Tip

August 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

This tip follows on from Friday's An Alternative to Willpower. I want to make sure I've explained the underlying principle really clearly.

You can create subtle changes in your behavior by...

Changing the external cues you...

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Cognitive processes (thought patterns) that lead to starting up again after you have initially stopped. Learn what your high risk thoughts are. Once you know what your high risk thoughts are, you can prepare some...

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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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Happiness: How to Cut Out the Middleman

February 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most of the time when people set goals, its because they expect that if they achieve that goal it will make them happier. For example, you have a goal of earning more money > because...

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How to Choose and Measure Your Variables This Part 2 post follows the previous post in this series… Psychology Trends: How to Design a Self Study (Part 1) Understanding Independent Variable / Dependent Variable An...

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Overgeneralization Psychology

January 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A common problem is that thoughts that have some validity in some contexts become overgeneralized and cause problems in other contexts. Huh? Examples coming up… You can help yourself a lot if you can learn...

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Lots of people who come to treatment for eating disorders don’t realize that developing rigid rules around eating is a common mechanism of eating disorders. For example, a really common rule is wanting to be...

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