Beware the Simmering State of Anger

Beware the Simmering State of Anger

Are you angry all the time? That’s anxiety, it’s a stress disorder issue that you can learn to understand and manage. When stress is a disorder, it can heighten and dramatize our experiences, often causing us to live in anger mode as our default state. Low, moderate, or high. This can create unhelpful automatic neural … Continue reading

A CBT look at the Mean Girls Bullying of Exclusion

A CBT look at the Mean Girls Bullying of Exclusion

“You will be shown your place – and you will see and accept my place.” A CBT handout to understand and deal with exclusion bullying A hypothetical post looking at ‘Relational Aggression’ – “behavior that manipulates or damages relationships between individuals or groups, such as bullying, gossiping, and humiliation” [link APA Dictionary of Psychology] Situation: a … Continue reading

The self-sabotaging imagery template post

The self-sabotaging imagery template post

This CBT exercise will help you to track & map self-sabotaging things that you DO. Check out the below templates of ABC examples – they map how your perception of a situation or event causes your feelings and behaviours in response to it (‘ABC’ standing for: Activating Event – Beliefs and Thoughts about the event … Continue reading

A CBT look at unhealthy Covid19 self-talk

A CBT look at unhealthy Covid19 self-talk

This post is a handout on CBT tools for distorted Covid19 self-talk. [Warning: there are curse words in the examples, because humans cuss – thought I may edit – work in progress, first draft] How are you explaining the Covid19 pandemic situation to yourself? In these dramatic times it is important to regulate overly dramatic […]

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A CBT reframe: Be Present…

A CBT reframe: Be Present…

I recently had a health drama, and had to CBT myself – and as a CBT ninja, (it is my job after all, so I can call myself that), I accepted reality and ‘self regulated’ – but at the most scary ‘high negative event’ time at the start, waiting for initial biopsies, with the my … Continue reading

Neuroscience disrupts philosophy: To understand the mind we must understand the brain

Neuroscience disrupts philosophy: To understand the mind we must understand the brain

As I wait patiently for the decades old impractical psychology models to be truly disrupted by neurobiology, I thought I would introduce you to the ideas of Patricia Churchland – the renowned award winning professor of philosophy, author and intellectual thinker-inflencer, and originator of ‘neurophilosophy’ – who has disrupted classic philosophy with her ‘heretical’ view that the mind … Continue reading