Take a sticky thought. A really typical one for many of us is: "I'm not good enough." It shows up in a myriad of ways - our minds have endless creativity for different versions of this one! Here's an exercise from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that can help. Write out a short list of the… Continue reading Defusion Strategies 2
It occurred to me that it's a term that may not be all that familiar. I'm sure though most people have heard of Velcro? Super sticky; it hooks and clings and is hard to shift. A bit like our thought world.
We could all do with a regular feed of positivity and perspective right now. Some of the most helpful psychological skills are those that target psychological flexibility and self-perspective; we can draw on some of the defusion strategies I use in my work and intersperse with techniques drawn from the Positive Psychology model.
Perhaps the most debilitating challenge of Depression is the rumination that can keep you locked in cycles of worry, dread and inactivity. Cycles that seem to produce and maintain bone weary exhaustion and fatigue, such that it can be difficult to disentangle what came first and equally difficult to get through the day when it… Continue reading Mental Health Matters: Spotlight on Depression
Thanks for joining me! I do hope that in these challenging times of social isolation that you can find other ways to reach out for the support you may be needing. While Covid-19 has put a stop to face to face therapy for now, I am continuing to offer virtual therapy online, and am glad… Continue reading The Journey Begins