Self Esteem

Media sexualization of children. A resource and practical advice for parents. Practical tips 1. Ask your children what they like about their idols. For example, if your daughter looks up to Miley Cyrus ask her...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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If you are depressed or anxious (especially if you are socially anxious) try to catch yourself guessing – that someone doesn’t particularly like you, or is having negative thoughts about you – that someone is...

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I recently did an interview for an upcoming edition of Glamour (a US women’s magazine). The journalist Genevieve Field asked me for some tips about body image. Here’s what I said (slightly edited). The interview...

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