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.
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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!).
How to Use Cognitive Restructuring with Your Therapy Clients
Cognitive restructuring consists of learning to identify and reframe troublesome cognitions. Here are four ways to help clients who suffer from limiting, but hidden, assumptions.
Research Roundup 9: Forgiveness, Depression Genes, Nature and Stress, Hypnosis and Dementia, and Pre-Op Hypnosis
The latest instalment of recent psychology research looks at why we’re prone to forgive other people, research that seems to debunk the old ‘depression genes’ theory, exactly how often we need to feel connected to nature to lower stress, and how hypnosis can help alleviate symptoms of dementia and calm pre-op patients more than pills.
4 Ways to Use Behavioural Activation to Help Your Depressed Clients
Inspiring action in depressed clients as part of forming a road map out of depression is a vital part of treatment. And it can be useful for all sorts of other conditions as well.