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Blog by cognitive therapist Dan Roberts

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» How does 'exposure' work in CBT for anxiety?

If you are struggling with an anxiety-related problem like OCD, 'exposure' is one of the key CBT techniques. But what is it and how does it work? read article

Added on 16.01.2017

» 5 myths about mindfulness meditation

You have probably heard of mindfulness meditation - but there are some common myths about meditating it's helpful to disprove read article

Added on 05.01.2017

» Cognitive therapy and chronic pain

Do you suffer from chronic pain? If so, it can be debilitating and upsetting - but both cognitive therapy and mindfulness can help read article

Added on 31.12.2016

» Feeling tired, stressed and under pressure?

If you're feeling stressed and exhausted, you may have a Demanding Critic - an inner voice we work with in schema therapy that drives you way too hard read article

Added on 15.10.2016

» Loving-kindness meditation - part two

If you would like to try loving-kindness meditation - and so develop kindness, compassion and emotional stability - here is a guide to the practice read article

Added on 15.05.2016

» Feeling stressed or depressed? Go easy on the news

If you are struggling psychologically, whether you're stressed, anxious or depressed, it's a good idea to limit your exposure to news read article

Added on 29.10.2016

» Do you find meditation a struggle?

Mindfulness meditation can be a wonderful part of your daily life - but it can also be boring, difficult and frustrating. So what can you do about it? read article

Added on 20.07.2016

» Sleep, mental health and wellbeing

We increasingly understand the link between insomnia and both mental and physical health - here's why getting enough sleep is so important read article

Added on 01.12.2016

» Yoga and mental health

If you want to feel calmer, happier and less stressed, try yoga - it will make a profound difference to your mental and physical health read article

Added on 10.06.2016

» The healing power of imagery

Imagery is a key technique in both cognitive and schema therapy, as imagery techniques transform upsetting memories linked to psychological problems read article

Added on 31.05.2016

» Try loving-kindness meditation

If you struggle with self-criticism, or suffer from stress, anxiety or depression, loving-kindness meditation could help - here's how to do it read article

Added on 01.10.2016

» Thoughts racing? This meditation will help

If you're feeling anxious or stressed, it's hard to focus the mind - your thoughts might be racing, but this simple mindfulness meditation will help read article

Added on 19.09.2016

» Compassion for all - including you

Even kind, caring people can struggle to feel compassion for themselves - if that sounds like you, remember that self-compassion is key to happiness read article

Added on 02.11.2016

» What are modes in schema therapy?

The idea of 'modes' is central to schema therapy - but what are modes and how do we work with them in problems like recurrent depression or OCD? read article

Added on 01.04.2016

» What are schemas?

In schema therapy, we work with 18 different schemas - learning about these schemas will help you understand why you think and feel as you do read article

Added on 15.02.2016

» Feeling stressed or anxious? Go easy on the caffeine

If you are struggling with stress or anxiety, some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference - start by reducing your caffeine intake read article

Added on 19.02.2015

» Bibliotherapy for stress

If you are feeling stressed or frazzled, here are some of the best self-help books you can read to understand and manage your stress read article

Added on 07.04.2015

» The difference between pressure and stress

It's easy to confuse pressure - which can be helpful - and stress, which may cause a wide range of problems with your mental and physical health read article

Added on 30.07.2015

» BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

I am pleased to have joined the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists - the first such register of psychological therapists in the UK read article

Added on 15.07.2015

» Superb CBT self-help book on worry

If you struggle with worry & anxiety, you should definitely read Robert Leahy's The Worry Cure - one of the best CBT self-help books I have read read article

Added on 15.01.2016
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