Tag Archives: cognitive therapy

Don’t ask why

Just a quick note– I really mean, don’t ask why. It’s not an answerable question. Instead turn it into one or more of the following types of questions: who, what, where, when, or how. Now it’s an answerable question. You … Continue reading

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I Can’t Cope!

How many times has someone said that to me! I know the feeling, too. We all have times when we feel like we can’t cope. Everything seems to be going wrong– relationships, work, health–  you name it. And to top everything … Continue reading

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Change = Learning, Learning = Change

To any of you following the blog, my apologies for being away. Sometimes life gets busy. the topic I’ve been pondering is in the title. Anyone who enters into psychotherapy does so because they want to change. Something’s wrong; the … Continue reading

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The most sophisticated defense

It is said that humor is the most sophisticated defense. I would also like to suggest that we use the term coping mechanism rather than defense. I think we can link it to a lot of other things, but the … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & cognitive therapy

One of the cognitive distortions that we’re encouraged to spot and re-think when using cognitive therapy techniques is the “should” statement– ” I should feel better,” “They shouldn’t treat me like that,” and others of that type. In rephrasing something, the goal … Continue reading

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All better now– thanks!

Last week I saw someone for what may be the last time. She had originally come in depressed, and after a few sessions, she wasn’t depressed any more. So we cut back from every week to every other week, and … Continue reading

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