Category Archives: Self Help

‘Metaphors for Life’ Podcast

Metaphors for Life Podcast – an invitation to consider your own experience of relating to thoughts, feelings and actions from a different perspective. Encouraging psychological flexibility with content inspired by the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). A collection of ideas, short stories, fables or parables designed to pose […]

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Thought Diary CBT Worksheets

One of the fundamental techniques of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) relates to challenging unhelpful thoughts. This strategy requires the individual to recognise or identify an unhelpful thought, and then to test or evaluate that thought. Often a thought diary or thought record will be introduced for the unhelpful thought to be written down and processed. […]

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15 ways to make self help books and web resources work better

A quote from Chris Williams (2008), taken from the Good practice guidance on the use of self-help materials within Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. Set aside a time and place to work on your project everyday. Don’t drink alcohol or nibble while working on your plan. Tea, coffee or juice are OK though. Get […]

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Moodjuice Self Help Guides

Here is a list of the self help guides for common mental health problems which I was involved in redeveloping over the last year. You can find them all on the professional page of the Moodjuice website. I understand that they are used routinely across at least three health board regions in Scotland. These guides were written by psychologists, they […]

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