How is CBT helpful? and what is it..

In simple terms it is a way to look at how thoughts affect mood and behaviour. CBT has been used to help people successfully with depression, anxiety, panic, sleep disorders and pain management. We have hundreds of random thoughts every minute, some of our thoughts are "automatic” (core beliefs, assumptions)"I feel fat" or "People don't… Continue reading How is CBT helpful? and what is it..

What’s up with anger?

Anger is "just" an emotion that is telling us that we are perceiving something in our outside world as a "wrong" Anger can be positive if we use it to understand ourselves better and be constructive with it Anger is not just a male emotion - females get angry too and that is normal Anger… Continue reading What’s up with anger?

Are you making your anxiety worse?

Do you believe the symptoms of anxiety are "real". "I am nauseated - I must be sick!" "I have a thought I am going to get in an accident if I drive - this must mean I better not drive today" "I feel frightened - this must mean something bad is going to happen to… Continue reading Are you making your anxiety worse?

Guilt is…

(The following is from the publication Gentle Care: Changing the Experience of Alzheimer's Disease in a Positive Way, Moyra Jones, 1999) Guilt is... Never being able to say no Never being able to satisfy the expectations of others Never being able to satisfy yourself Being angry in a nice way Not feeling good about your… Continue reading Guilt is…

“Should I stay or should I go?”

The Clash sing "Should I stay or should I go?"  and for many of us we can relate to the back and forth that can occur in our thinking when we are faced with a decision to be made. Why is it so hard to make decisions sometimes? When we are overwhelmed we may be looking… Continue reading “Should I stay or should I go?”

How to quiet our thinking…

Loved the ideas expressed in the Vancouver Sun, Oct. 6/12, Arts & Life D3 "Once we stop distracting the brain with everyday worries...ideas that are constantly fired at us...come into our awareness" Yet how do we do this? The key is to quiet the left side of the brain - the more logical, analytical and… Continue reading How to quiet our thinking…