book cover: The ACT Workbook for Depression & Shame by Matthew McKay
Book Reviews

Book Review: The ACT Workbook for Depression & Shame

The ACT Workbook for Depression & Shame is written by psychologists Matthew W. McKay, Michael Jason Greenberg, and Patrick J. Fanning. It's based on acceptance and commitment therapy and focused on addressing the defectiveness schema in depression. The book begins and ends with a series of several self-assessment questionnaires to let you see how much… Continue reading Book Review: The ACT Workbook for Depression & Shame

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Compassion-Focused Therapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is compassion-focused therapy. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) was developed by Paul Gilbert and draws on compassion to eliminate suffering, including shame and self-criticism.  The theoretical basis spans a number of fields, and incorporates both Western and Eastern philosophies. Part… Continue reading What Is… Compassion-Focused Therapy

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger: Sarah (Between Two Poles)

This post is by Sarah from Between Two Poles. Photo by John Noonan on Unsplash Taking Off the Mask I saw the live-action Aladdin last week with two boys I babysit. One of the boys is ten years old and the other one is seven. We had the following conversation on the way home: D (10): Who do… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: Sarah (Between Two Poles)

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Shame and Guilt

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's terms are shame and guilt. According to Wikipedia, guilt is a social emotion that stems from the belief that one is responsible for having violated standards of conduct or morality.  It tends to be strongly correlated with empathic responsiveness.… Continue reading What Is… Shame and Guilt

book cover: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Book Reviews

Book Review: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

In Daring Greatly, Brene Brown borrows the words of Theodore Roosevelt to encourage us to find the courage to be vulnerable.  Vulnerability, which she says encompasses uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure, "sounds like truth and feels like courage".  The book takes a very common sense, practical approach.  Brown incorporates findings from her extensive research, but… Continue reading Book Review: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown