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If you are a therapist or coach of any persuasion; counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, life coach, bodyworker, in fact anyone who works in the helping professions, you will glean valuable, actionable ideas, tips and techniques from Clear Thinking, my free therapy techniques newsletter.

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  • curiosity-gap

    How to Motivate Change in Your Clients with the ‘Curiosity Gap’

    The piquing of curiosity may be an underrated yet powerful strategy in therapy. Curiosity, a kind of open-minded expectancy, can align clients to therapeutic improvement and actually drive them toward that improvement. So how can we recruit the power of curiosity to facilitate change?

  • emotional-burnout

    Avoiding Emotional Burnout for Practitioners

    When we can be sympathetic, that is, appreciate how hard it is for someone without being swamped by maladaptive empathy, then we’re freed to be more effective in actually helping. Here are a few thoughts on how we can care less to help (ourselves and our clients) more.

  • reframe-negative-traits

    How to Positively Reframe Your Clients’ Negative Traits

    We all have certain ‘negative’ personality traits. And if we view those traits as irrefutably negative, it can make us feel hopeless. So how might we reframe ‘negative’ traits?

  • sibling-rivalry

    Help Ease Your Client’s Adult Sibling Rivalry

    Sibling rivalry can be complex. Love and envy, affection and resentment can and often do coexist within one relationship – but they make uncomfortable and messy bedfellows. Here I offer five strategies that may help you help any clients who exhibit sibling rivalry.

  • root-causes-of-depression

    Why is Your Client Depressed?

    Understanding the origins of depression is often a necessary starting point in treatment, because once we know what they are or have been missing in their life, we can help them fill the gap of that missing need. So what might we do well to discover about the origins of our clients’ depression?

  • overcome-fear-of-rejection

    How to Help Your Client Overcome Fear of Rejection

    The fear of rejection can stalk our minds like some mythical monster, terrorizing our dreams and casting a shadow across our every thought. Here are seven tips to help you help your clients overcome a morbid fear of rejection to live a fuller and happier life.

  • understanding-bpd

    Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

    Diagnosed cases of borderline personality disorder (BPD) seem to be on the rise. While working with a client with BPD may feel difficult, ultimately anything we can do to help such clients gain some emotional stability and regulate their emotions will help. So, what might that involve?

  • positive-visualization

    Doing Visualization Right

    Positive visualization, when done correctly, can help make us feel better about past traumas, make us more focused on achieving our goals, and help us relax more during social interactions. So, what’s the best way to help your clients visualize their best possible self?

  • stop-negative-spiral

    How to Stop Your Client’s Negative Spiral

    There is a kind of unhelpful self-confidence in the mind of a negative client, at least as far as their sense of being right about how bad things are or will be is concerned. We need to help such clients develop the capacity for calmer, more hopeful and reasonable thoughts with greater perspective. So what […]

  • externalize-addictive-pattern

    How to Externalize an Addictive Pattern From Your Client’s Core Identity

    When we externalize a pattern, whether through story or simply the way we talk to our clients about their problems, we encourage mastery over the problem by separating it from who they essentially are. Here I present my reply to a question from a Q&A call, where I discuss the art of removing the problem […]