Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Dublin, Ireland) – The Revolution in Psychotherapy – “thinking about thinking…”

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Dublin, Ireland) – The Revolution in Psychotherapy – “thinking about thinking…”

Many of today’s mental health experts are recommending Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a first choice treatment for pretty much all emotional disorders – stress, depression, anxiety, anger management etc.– rather than medication, or spending years undergoing the old style Freudian ‘shrink’  psychiatry. This blog is a free resource to help you to understand and … Continue reading

‘People are not their behaviors…’ a CBT worksheet

‘People are not their behaviors…’ a CBT worksheet

A quick and powerful Cognitive Behavioural Training theory and application worksheet for great well being. “People are not their behaviors, their behaviors are just something they do sometimes.” Do you often get angry at people? This lesson will help you to build awareness of how you are explaining people’s behavior to yourself, and to consider whether you … Continue reading

A CBT journaling / thought form guide template

A CBT journaling / thought form guide template

A CBT guide to track and dispute the vicious circle of bad thinking habits:   Tips: consider the overdramatic statement – and reframe it, by asking yourself the following: Am I using one of my Bad Thinking Habits? Which one? Am I using emotional reasoning (oh my feelings!) – feelings are not facts. What is … Continue reading

Seasonal Affective Disorder and CBT…

Seasonal Affective Disorder and CBT…

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): is a type of depression that occurs during a particular season – usually winter – and is thought to be caused by a neurological anomaly due to the lack of light. Treatment has traditionally been with ‘lightboxes’ (light therapy / phototherapy), where sufferers are routinely exposed to artificial light that can … Continue reading

The Albert Ellis Irrational Beliefs Table

The Albert Ellis Irrational Beliefs Table

Become your own therapist through literally learning ‘how to be happy’ through applying rational thinking skills. Cool yourself down into a moderate calm thinker with the renowned and powerful Albert Ellis rational thinking table. Use it. Love it. If you accept the theory that our brains have been cobbled together by evolution, and are not … Continue reading

A CBT look at the language of ‘battling demons’…

A CBT look at the language of ‘battling demons’…

What is your self talk? Is it overly dramatic and causing you over upsetness? Modern psychotherapy does not believe that anxiety and depression are ‘just chemical’ – and it recommends learning how to develop awareness and management of your ‘attributional style’ – (how you explain the world to yourself through your thinking, either positively or … Continue reading

HR iNfoPost: Why happiness in the workplace matters …

HR iNfoPost: Why happiness in the workplace matters …

  The UN compose and issue a ‘world happiness index’ every year, and the UK measure ‘national happiness’ for economic indicators and strategies, while other countries and international organisations, from China to the OECD, are piloting their own well being measurement systems. Why? The old ways of measuring a country’s ‘health’ by GDP are outdated. … Continue reading

New: Berkeley study on how stress changes the brain…

New: Berkeley study on how stress changes the brain…

The following new study from Berkeley is really interesting: Title: How chronic stress predisposes brain to mental disorders URL: ScienceDaily Summary: Biologists have shown in rats that chronic stress makes stem cells in the brain produce more myelin-producing cells and fewer neurons, possibly affecting the speed of connections between cells as well as memory and … Continue reading

2013 blogreview stats report (public)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 84,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see … Continue reading

An easy start in the basics of Mindfulness

An easy start in the basics of Mindfulness

Everybody is talking about Mindfulness these days. Some imagine that it’s a hippy dippy meditation technique, others that it’s a more complex philosophy for living. Actually, for me maybe it’s both of those, and neither of those. Mindfulness is a simple theory with many many applications. Why do I include it here on my CBT … Continue reading

Newsletters collection: Cognitive Behavioural Training and Mind Map Training Dublin Ireland

Newsletters collection: Cognitive Behavioural Training and Mind Map Training Dublin Ireland

Scroll below… and simply click on the images to open a new window for any of the following hi-res zoomable newsletters for corporate training, workshops, and private sessions. Some are old, some are new – (and bespoke seminars and training can be put together for any psychological ‘brain training’ needs, call to discuss…   _____________________________________ … Continue reading