Healthy Eating

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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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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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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To access (these instructions are for PC users), right click on the link below and choose “save link as” (Sorry Mac Users, I’m not sure of the procedure for you.). “Getting back on the horse”...

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Fitness Life Magazine have provided a free copy of the feature article I wrote for their July issue for aliceboyes.com readers. You can read the full article here – It’s the Thought that Counts: Psychological...

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This is a very practical post about how to increase the amount you exercise. This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy technique is easy to implement. It will take less than an hour but the positive effects are...

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“Psychological payoffs” hook people into behaviour patterns that provide some psychological rewards but that also have important downsides. Common examples of these types of patterns of unwanted behaviour include: overeating, procrastinating, problematic ways of interacting...

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An acronym from the recovery movement (I think its from AA) is HALT, which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. Its significance is that when a person is feeling any of H, A, L,...

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Advantages Card

April 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

What is an Advantages Card? An “Advantages Card” is a simple technique from the Cognitive Therapy Model of Psychology that anyone can use to help themselves stick with a goal. It works with almost any...

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