Have people in Western, industrialized countries forgotten how to be grateful? Being grateful, savouring, and noticing seem to make us not only happier but healthier. There is an ‘at least’ for every ‘but’.
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How to Deal with an Overanalytical Client
Analytical thinking has us narrowing our focus onto logistics, procedures, and linear sequences. But do this too much and contextual understanding and flexibility can be martyred to methodical thought. This Q&A session looks at how to help a man crippled by his paralysis through analysis.
How to Use Stimulus Control Therapy for Insomnia
There is often a conditioned response or habitual element to sleeplessness. Associations are powerful, and so is expectation. So how can we start to diminish the arousal our insomniac clients might experience when going to and being in bed?
10 of the Best Sites for DBT Worksheets and Resources
Finding clinically-sound, easy-to-access DBT worksheets can be the therapist’s challenge. Here’s a list of ten of the best DBT resource sites for you to use as a reference point for your practice.
Research Roundup 10: Psychiatric Diagnosis Discredited, Universal ‘Oneness’, Relationship Types and More
We are bombarded by new psychological facts every day, but we need to fit them together into a bigger pattern of what it means to be human if we are to gain any real wisdom from this information.
When to Use Sleep Restriction Therapy for Your Insomnia Clients
Sleep restriction therapy entails forcing oneself to sleep only during a fixed designated time, and remaining awake at all other times. In this way, sleep is trained.
How to Use Problem-Solving Therapy with Your Clients
All therapy is problem-solving therapy. Either we seek to help our clients ‘solve the problem’ by feeling and thinking differently about it, or we help them find ways to solve an actual practical problem (or both!).