Unhelpful Thinking Styles – Part III
In this post, we will discuss the last four of the ten unhelpful thinking styles that all of us, humans, have at one time or another experienced. When reading these unhelpful thinking styles, remember it is good to acknowledge when these occur, because then we are able to change them into a style that is […]
Unhelpful Thinking Styles – Part II
In the previous post, I discussed 3 out of 10 unhelpful thinking styles: mental filter, jumping to conclusions and personalization. In this post, we will discuss 3 more unhelpful thinking styles. If you recognize yourself in doing any of these, then you might be human! Best way to change these around to your benefit is […]
Unhelpful Thinking Styles – Part I
There are 10 unhelpful thinking styles that Centre for Clinical Interventions (www.cci.health.wa.gov.au) describes that we experience when we are feeling an unhelpful emotion, such as depression or anxiety. In this post, we will look at the first 3 unhelpful thinking styles. As you read this post and the preceding two posts about the thinking styles, […]
Do You Feel Distant from Your Family?
As we grow older in life, our views on life and people change. We have friends that may come and go, but how do you deal with your family? The one thing you can’t change in life is your family and it can be the most challenging part of your life. As the saying goes ” […]
“Like a Girl”
I recently attended Women to Women conference regarding women working with men who batter. It was awe-inspiring that there were quite a few of us female facilitators for a Battering Intervention Prevention program (BIP). Sitting at a small table of 10 ladies maximum, we discussed our roles as women facilitators of men’s battering groups. The […]
The Power to Say “No”!
Why do people find it so hard to say “No”? It is as if we will receive severe consequences for stating a simple two letter word. However, stating “no” to someone, is the start of setting boundaries of what is acceptable for you. Setting boundaries is important to protect ourselves, including those closest to us. […]
If you are dealing with chronic pain, it is important to recognize the connection between your thoughts and emotions in reaction to the pain. The gate control theory of pain theorizes that negative emotions lead to an increase in experience of pain. Deep breathing and visualization can provide an alternate experience from the reaction to […]
Where is Your Money Going?
Do you find it hard to keep an account of your money? I remember getting paid on the 1st of the month just to become broke by the 2nd after paying all of my monthly bills. How can you manage your money and get out of debt? Money is one of the leading causes for divorces or breakups. […]