Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Blog - March 2016

Mindfulness Making Ill
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Mindfulness Making Ill

Mindfulness, the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breath and thoughts, has surged in popularity over the last few years, with a boom in apps, online courses, books and articles extolling its virtues. It can be done alone or with a guide (digital or human), and with so much…

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Beating-Sunday-Fear-CBT
Anxiety Treatment with CBT

Beating-Sunday-Fear-CBT

Sunday fear – aka that rising feeling of doom you start to get around 4.30pm on a Sunday when you realise that the weekend is about to end and normal life is about to resume – is something that affects basically all of us (unless you’re one of the incredibly smug 0.1% of the population who loves…

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CBT Spring Cleaning Improve Mental Health
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT Spring Cleaning Improve Mental Health

A good clear out can help aid anxiety and other disorders: Seasonal cues can be prompts for good behaviour. However much you may loathe it, Valentine's Day reminds us to take a moment to appreciate the ones we love, and Mother’s Day to shower some affection on the wonderful women who gave birth to…

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Phone Making Depressed
CBT & Treatment of Depression

Phone Making Depressed

According to the Huffington Post, your iPhone may well be making you depressed. It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addicted to their devices. Everyone knows that having your nose in your…

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10-Steps-Day-CBT
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

10-Steps-Day-CBT

1. Rise early. It was this article about becoming an early riser that motivated me to make this significant change in my sleeping habits. And I’ve never looked back. Early mornings are quiet, peaceful, productive, energizing… and my favourite part of the day.

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Internet Browsing Worsen Panic Attacks
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Internet Browsing Worsen Panic Attacks

He placed the sandwich on the counter between us. I wiped my sweaty hand on my shirt and delved into my pocket for cash. The train rocked, I fell forward and head-butted the sandwich across the counter. I went to push myself up, but my palm slipped, and I butted the sandwich a second time. I could…

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Aiding-Exam-Stress-Asia
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Aiding-Exam-Stress-Asia

A recent article in the BBC discusses rituals used in Asia to combat exam stress, words by Jody-Lan Castle: Exams are a time of great stress. Especially in East Asia, where the pressure is on to achieve sky-high results. Here are some of the ways that exam-crazy students from across Asia ensure they

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