So, why am I like this?
 

Various theories explaining why we do the things we do

 

 

"It's not what happens, it's how we handle what happens"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to why we feel the way we do.

 

"It's not the thing, it's the thing behind the thing"   Why am I so anxious? A reworking of Susan Jeffers' "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway", still the best self-help book on anxiety.

 

"Help me! I'm a snowglobe!"   A Person Centred approach to why we are the way we are.

 

"Who's living in your head?"   A TA (Transactional Analysis) approach to why we behave the way we do.

 

"Work related stress"  A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to work related stress

 

"Please please me"  A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to people pleasing

 

"These are the things we do to change the way we feel"  An introduction to addiction

 

"Good grief!"  An introduction to grief, based on the Kubler-Ross model

 

"Forgiveness"  A few (possibly controversial) thoughts on forgiveness

 

"Are you in, or are you out?"   A few thoughts on why some people are happier than others and what to do about it

 

 

How do I change?

 

Probably the most important section. How do I stop being so anxious/depressed/stressed/OCD?

 

 

"So, how do I change what I believe?"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to the process of change

 

"Three Big Questions"   A TA (Transactional Analysis) approach to getting our emotional needs met and consequently feeling happier

 

"I could..but..."   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to changing the internal rules which bind us. For a full list of the "rules" mentioned in the video, please click here.

 

"What you focus on you feed, and what you feed, grows"  A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to how our thinking affects our mood, and how to change it.

 

"Time travel"   A mindfulness-based CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to tackling anxiety and depression.

 

"Training the dog"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to how our thinking affects our mood, and how to change it.   
 
"Pleased to meet me"   A TA (Transactional Analysis) approach to getting our emotional needs met and consequently feeling happier
 
"Practically perfect in every way"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to perfectionism and changing the internal rules which bind us. 
 
"In every situation, there are some things..."  A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to control, how our thinking affects our mood, and how to change it.
 
 
What can I do in the meantime?
 
Some ideas and tools for developing good coping skills and new habits while therapy works its magic, including some hints, tips and advice to see you through those black dog moments.
 
 
"Daydream believer"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to coping with anxiety and depression. A distraction-based coping mechanism
 
"Stop!"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to coping with anxiety and depression.
A distraction-based coping mechanism
 
"Think of a number"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to coping with anxiety and depression. A distraction-based coping mechanism
 
"Talking out loud"   A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to coping with anxiety and depression. A distraction-based coping mechanism
 
"Anxiety? Accept it!"  A CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach to coping with anxiety and depression. A distraction-based coping mechanism
 
"Four ways to beat stress"  Some surprising research into the causes of happiness
 
"How to beat anxiety: relax!"  Some ideas for helping us to beat anxiety using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
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