Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

We Need To Teach Kids How To Look After Their Mental Health

Kate Delaney | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Delaney

We've never been taught to put our mental health first in the same way we've been taught to look after and listen to our bodies. This is simply ludicrous and irresponsible. As you're growing up, you're taught to try and reduce the risk of getting sick.

The Conversations Are Beginning As Mental Health Awareness Week Ends

Dr Rachel Thomas | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rachel Thomas

We all have a blood pressure but when does it become too high? We all have a weight, but when does it become obese? Sure, there are designated medical cut-offs for these values (usually 140/90 and 30 for blood pressure and BMI for weight, if you were asking...), but the point is that they are on a scale. And perhaps it's time mental health was spoken about in this way too.

The Most Stupid Girl Ever

Lee Carnihan | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Carnihan

It can be felt by the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, the young and old. Anyone can dish it out. Anyone can be a victim. Take my five-year-old daughter for example. She wrote me a letter today. It said, "Dear daddy, I am stupid gerl ever".

Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

What If?

Eric Lampaert | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Comedy
Eric Lampaert

Since receiving the help I desperately needed, I am happy and in control. My anxiety will never truly go away. I still have my bad days. People sometimes don't understand why I spend all day sulking in the corner. It's OK if you don't understand. We're all a bit different. What if you need a little mental health care? What if you know someone who needs it? What will you do?

Why CBT Alone Does Not Help in a Crisis

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

From experience, I find that for this well proven technique to work best certain other boxes need to be ticked first. We need to be emotionally and mentally ready for CBT. Confused? Let me explain.

Why I Loved the Three Queens Visit, But Would Never Travel on One

Laura Roche | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Roche

I'm not saying everyone who suffers from Generalised Anxiety Disorder thinks like this, I'm sure there are many GAD folk who would love a luxury cruise. This is just the way my irrepressible, inscrutable, outrageous head operates.

Mindfulness: Let's Be Mindful of Its Limitations

Tayana Simons | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

I don't dispute its effectiveness if it's taught properly. But telling an emotionally vulnerable person how effective a form of therapy is, then not teaching it properly, or thoroughly, just leaves them open for failure.

Oh Do Behave! How to Behave Your Way to the Life You Want With Acceptance and Committed Action

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

If we want relationships we have to boldly face the vulnerabilities that come with dating. If we want to excel in the corporate world we have to make room for fears around public speaking. How willing are you to 'behave your way' to the life that really matters to you?

UK's Suicide Tragedy Highlights Need for Online Therapy

Sarah Bateup | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

Depression and anxiety don't need to be a ball and chain for life. Talking things through with a trained CBT therapist can equip you with the skills to identify trigger points and deal with them as they occur going forward.

Managing Our Minds: The Economic Case for Investment in Mental Health

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

Mental health is an economic problem. It is a problem that this country cannot afford to ignore. While we have made considerable progress in the last decade, mental health continues to be a sensitive issue.

How Poetry Can Prove a Lifeline

Rachel Kelly | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

In the middle of the night, and subject to the double sense of isolation which depression and wakefulness at that time brings, I would repeat snatched lines of poetry to myself. I wasn't alone after all.

Ripping Into Awareness: Mindfulness Meditation on the Fly

Dianna Dunbar | Posted 23.04.2014 | 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.