Archive for the ‘Useful Tools’ Category

Posted on 28th September 2015 | Category: CBT, Useful Tools

A wise man once said that everything we want is on the other side of fear. All too often in life people are ruled by their insecurities. However, sometimes it’s the imaginary fears of things that are incredibly unlikely to happen to us that rule …

Posted on 4th June 2015 | Category: Useful Tools

Stopping smoking can be an incredibly difficult task. Not only does our body love the fact that this activity gives us an external source of nicotine, which is a chemical naturally produced by the liver, but it can be a social and conversational crutch for …

Posted on 31st March 2015 | Category: Useful Tools

When I discuss mindfulness with clients, I define it as: ‘Consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest and receptiveness.’ There are many facets to mindfulness, including living in the present moment; engaging fully in what you are doing rather than ‘Getting stuck’ …

Posted on 1st March 2015 | Category: CBT, Useful Tools

Sometimes people say you should write a letter to those that have upset you – even if you don’t actually plan on sending it. Why is this? Well a group of psychologists think that they might have the answer. This recent article in the popular …

Posted on 26th February 2015 | Category: Useful Tools

This recent article in the popular press talks about the benefits of using your imagination to visualise your best self. This is a great technique for looking forward to the future and helping yourself meet your own targets, goals and expectations. When you take the …