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.
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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.
Helping a Client Form Goals and Locate Resources: Transcript
Transcript of a live client session from Uncommon Practitioners TV with a client who is having relationship difficulties with her step-daughter.
Why You Should Have Faith in Yourself as a Therapist (Even if You Feel Insecure Sometimes)
It’s not just how you’re trained that counts, but who you are and how you’ve lived. Even if you can’t put those qualities in a tight box.
Five of My Favourite Quotes
We can all be trained to nod wisely at pseudo-profundity, or to spot diamonds in the dirt but miss their value. Here I present some quotes and explore whether they might actually have practical value for us beyond some mechanical buzz of “Oh, that’s so true!”