In a CBT session the focus is on a target area. How a patient thinks, feels, and reacts to a situation or thought is causing problems in their life. There may be multiple target areas, but usually only one is addressed in each session. The first step in CBT is to address core beliefs about… Read More Therapy Tuesday: CBT – Core Beliefs
How many times have we, any of us, found ourselves spiraling into anxiety and depression because we expect ourselves to attain perfection? This is common among people who were considered “gifted” as children, writers, artists, public figures, and so many more. It’s because our society never gave us permission to fail, to learn from not… Read More Soothing Sunday: Give yourself permission to suck.
Instead of giving a new self-care idea today, I’m going to target a group of people who are notorious for not taking care of themselves: Men.
I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
It’s such an obvious thing, isn’t it? If you’re having trouble with anxiety or depression, find a therapist. Don’t ask me why, even for those of us who have successfully used therapists in the past, it’s not the first thing we think of. What I’ve learned is that it’s sometimes quite a bit harder than… Read More Top Skills Thursday: Find a therapist
I’ve talked in several previous posts about how to get things done. I’ve gone over using small goals, using lists, and scheduling. Today, we’re going to talk about clearing your schedule.
Not right this instant, of course. No, wait, come back here! I have more to explain! I mean, yes, wash your face, especially if you haven’t yet. But, why would I label that as self-care or think it’s enough to make a post about? Because some days just getting out of bed is a challenge.… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Wash your face
The majority of my self-care posts are things you can do without spending any money. That isn’t changing. For today, we’re going to look at this way to take care of yourself. It has been a long week. Life has just run you ragged. You need a break. The calendar says it’s the weekend but… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Hire It Out
Over on Twitter I ran into Kasey, who is training to become an EMDR therapist. I thought it’d be a great wrap-up to hear from someone on the other side of the therapy session. (Even in training, there’s a ton of insight and such). She was nice enough to agree, so please, do give her… Read More Therapy Tuesday: EMDR Guest Blog: Kasey Klein
It is very easy for us to look at motivation and make it all about work. In part, because our jobs tend to demand that we find ways to motivate ourselves. Most of us aren’t doing something we love. Many of us are feeling like we should win the gold in the motivation olympics just… Read More Motivational Monday: Set a PERSONAL Goal