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What Is… a Behavioural Experiment

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is behavioural experiments. Behavioural experiments are a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) technique used to test out beliefs in real-world conditions, kind of like a social scientist might. Behavioural experiments are commonly used in the treatment of anxiety disorders… Continue reading What Is… a Behavioural Experiment

Book reviews

Book Review: Don’t Believe Everything You Feel

Don't Believe Everything You Feel by Robert L. Leahy uses an emotional schema approach to help you manage anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tools are ussd as part of this approach. It's set up as a workbook, with a substantial amount of text interspersed with worksheets. Some of the worksheets are fairly structured,… Continue reading Book Review: Don’t Believe Everything You Feel

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Book Review: The Anxiety Skills Workbook

The Anxiety Skills Workbook by Stefan G. Hofmann uses a cognitive behavioural therapy approach to help you better manage your anxiety. One thing I liked was the cautionary note in the introduction that the book wasn't intended to address suicidality, severe depression, or problematic substance abuse, and anyone experiencing those should get in touch with… Continue reading Book Review: The Anxiety Skills Workbook

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Book Review: Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss

Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss by Joel Minden provides strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help manage anxiety.  CBT is an evidence-based treatment, so while the strategies won't necessarily for everyone, they are legit, unlike many of the other self-help books floating around. The approach is broken down into three major steps: predictions,… Continue reading Book Review: Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss

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Emerging Blogger Series: Sadie Hall (Blushy Ginger)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Sadie Hall… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sadie Hall (Blushy Ginger)

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Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary: A Self-Help Diary with CBT Activities to Challenge Your OCD by Charlotte Dennis shares her experiences using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to manager her OCD.  It's designed as a workbook to be written in, so the paper version would definitely be a better pick than the ebook. The book is… Continue reading Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

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What Is… a Safety Behaviour?

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is safety behaviour. Safety is supposed to be a good thing, isn't it?  Maybe, but sometimes the mind will start shouting at you to do things that don't actually keep you safe and instead just make you anxious,… Continue reading What Is… a Safety Behaviour?

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Shoulding Ourselves to Death

I saw a post on the topic of shoulding recently on Grounding Growth and wanted to continue the conversation.  Definitely check out her stop the should worksheet. The word should can have several meanings, but the most relevant here is the one from Google dictionary, which Grounding Growth also referenced. "used to indicate obligation, duty,… Continue reading Shoulding Ourselves to Death

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What Is… Exposure and Response Prevention

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is exposure and response prevention. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  It's similar to prolonged exposure therapy, which is used in anxiety disorders and PTSD,… Continue reading What Is… Exposure and Response Prevention