Black and white thinking is the tendency to see things as all-or-nothing, things are either good or bad, right or wrong. We will all be able to recognise this type of thinking from time to time. Here Lisa Johnston, CBT Therapist and founder of My Therapist Online, shares some advice about how best to manage this type of unhelpful thinking in order to find the grey… or indeed a range of colour in the way we perceive things.
To frequently have trouble sleeping can be a frustrating and debilitating experience. Many of those who are suffering with anxiety at night and insomnia are being advised to seek Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is an evidence based way off addressing these cycles. Here Lisa Johnston, a CBT therapist and anxiety disorders expert shares a few strategies you can try to help improve the quality of your sleep and start to reduce night time anxiety.
Phones have without a doubt changed how we live our lives. Many of the tools and applications on them make our lives easier and more convenient, however contrary to all the good they have brought, they have started to affect people’s attention span and alter how we engage in our day to day experiences.
Learn some top tips how to manage your phone better, to look after your mental wellbeing.
Online therapy enables you to access EMDR therapy with an expert therapist from the comfort of your own home.
Paul Gebka-Scuffins is among an increasing number of EMDR therapists within the EMDR UK & IRELAND Association, using EMDR online. Here he talks about his application of EMDR within online video therapy.
For some, thoughts can generate a great deal of negative emotion and can become pesky and persistent. Learning that they are all ‘just thoughts’ and that you can let the control over them go, despite the feeling they generate in you, can feel like a liberating life skill. You can’t stop them from appearing, but you can stop them from bothering you
Advice for friends and family - how to encourage and support someone who is engaging in treatment for an anxiety problem.
Get help to feel more able to offer loved ones emotional support as they move forwards on what, at times, can feel like a bumpy road to recovery.
Includes suggestions of things you could say as well as advice about what not to say.