This piece isn’t about all the sensible precautions we should take to remain infection-free or prevent passing the virus on to others. Prudent hygiene and social distancing should be, by now, a given – at least for a while. But what of the emotional strain of being cooped up and, maybe, fearful or isolated? I want to give you a few pointers to help you keep your emotional life as balanced as possible in these alarming times.
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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.
How to Integrate Hypnosis Into a CBT Session
We are thinking creatures, but we are also hypnotic creatures. And for therapy to be effective, it must take that into account. Thankfully, many CBT practitioners are now recognizing this central tenet of psychotherapy and incorporating mindfulness and other hypnotic techniques into their work.
A Vital Therapy Principle
A therapeutic technique is only as effective as the human emotional or psychological principles it rests upon. The principle that anchoring attaches to is pattern matching, which can be extremely powerful – so it makes sense to form a technique or in fact many techniques around this basic principle of human experience.
5 Therapeutic Strategies for Treating Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia has traditionally been seen as hard to treat. But there is hope. Of those who survive anorexia, 50% recover, 30% improve, and only 20% remain chronically ill. So people do recover from anorexia, or at least learn to live with it as it loosens its grip on them. And with better treatment options than ever before, there’s no reason we can’t help more people recover.
How to Treat Child Separation Anxiety
Fear of separation – of being left alone and apart from someone significant (often a parent) – is a normal developmental stage many of us go through. But when the anxiety is severe, or if it doesn’t start to fade naturally past the age of four or five, help may be needed.
5 Golden Guidelines for Doing Therapy with Children
When working with children, we need to get to see the problem from the child’s perspective and communicate with them on their level. Here are five guidelines to help you work more effectively with children.
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.