Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Ripping Into Awareness: Mindfulness Meditation on the Fly

Dianna Dunbar | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dianna Dunbar

"Let it rip... Do it to me. Teach me this meditation stuff!"... I looked at the man sitting before me: brilliant, driven, major health problems, too wildly busy to be sick, so overcommitted that running in ten different directions simultaneously is the norm. Sound familiar at all?

How to Overcome a 'Simple' Phobia Like Fear of Heights, Dogs or Enclosed Spaces

Dan Roberts | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Are you scared of spiders? Dogs? Heights? If so, you are certainly not alone. Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to suffer from a 'simple' phobia (also known as a 'specific' phobia, because you are scared of one, specific thing, rather than suffering from more generalised anxiety).

What Causes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Dan Roberts | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

As we struggle to absorb shocking incidents like the recent train crash in Galicia, along with sympathy for the grieving families our thoughts also turn to the survivors. And psychologists who specialise in helping people recover from incidents like this know that while some of the surviving passengers will eventually get over their shock and trauma, sadly others will be unable to do so.

Avoidance and Anxiety: Why Avoiding What You Fear Doesn't Help

Dan Roberts | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

When you are anxious about something, the most natural thing in the world is to avoid it. It's common sense: if something seems frightening, unpleasant or overwhelming, your first impulse is to escape it.

How Massage Helped Me Meditate

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve dabbled in meditation and had countless massages. But I’ve never experienced both at the same time. Hence a double whammy combining the t...

The Difficulty of Being Happy

Nikita Malik | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

I'd like to live well, and I would love a class to teach me how to do it. Till these 'schools of happiness' become a part of our society, however, we'll have to do the research on our own - and hope that life is the best teacher.

Why Trying to Ignore Upsetting Thoughts Only Makes The Worry or Anxiety Worse

Dan Roberts | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

If you are suffering from an anxiety disorder - such as health anxiety, social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder - or are just plain worried, you are likely to be plagued by anxiety-provoking, 'intrusive thoughts'.

The Trials and Tribulations of Antenatal Depression

Jessie Baldwin | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessie Baldwin

What happens if your pregnancy is characterised by feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and a lack of interest in the baby? Or suicidal thoughts, sleep problems and an inability to think concisely? Unfortunately, this is the case for growing numbers of women who suffer from antenatal depression.

The Changing Patient of the Future - From Passive Recipient to Active Participant

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What role, if any, should the NHS have in funding mind-body medicine and alternative medicines like homeopathy? It is a legitimate subject for debate, and one that Jeremy Hunt inherits in his new in-tray.

Why I've Swapped Therapy For Champagne

Daniel Warner | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

My therapy sessions helped me deal with my addictive personality and my ridiculous relationships with shopping, sex, drugs and food. I'd tried, tasted, sniffed and snorted, filled my flat with clothes and possessions I never needed nor wanted and ate and drank my way around the world - but nothing made me happy.

World Mental Health Day - A Revolution, Simple

Professor Richard Gray | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK
Professor Richard Gray

To enable people with mental health problems to lead full and productive lives, we need a revolution in care and treatment.

Dissatisfied or Unhappy? Stop Trying to Live the Perfect Life

Dan Roberts | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

We all must face adversities in life: being human means facing illness, bereavement, heartbreak and hard times.

An Anxious Nation Needs To Relax

Lisa Stokes | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Stokes

I remember the first time it happened like it was yesterday. Marks and Sparks, Whiteleys, Bayswater. I was doing my weekly shop, and there it was, out of the blue, my first panic attack. Of course, I didn't know it was a panic attack at the time.

When We Are Stressed or Depressed, Why Do We Resist Getting Better?

Dan Roberts | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Why would anyone choose to be unhappy? It's a tough question to answer, but one all therapists must wrestle with on a daily basis.