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Professionals in the Mental Health Field

When you need psychological help, you have a few choices — and remembering who they all are and what they do can be confusing. The following table summarizes the differences in training and focus for psychologists [more…]

Top Ten Ways to Fight off MAT Test-Related Anxiety

Taking the Miller Analogies Test is important, but you needn’t let a little last-minute anxiety derail the effort you’ve made preparing for the MAT test. Here are ten tips for fighting any anxiety you [more…]

Distinguishing Healthy Anger from Unhealthy Anger for CBT-Based Anger Management

When setting out to manage your anger with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), you need to understand that anger is normal. Anger is a natural human feeling – it’s how you use it and express it that counts [more…]

Practising Healthy Ways to Make Your Anger Work for You

Studies in managing anger with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) show that letting anger take over your thoughts and actions every time you feel it trains your anger to become stronger. However, with [more…]

Calming Yourself When You're Angry: Moving from Hot to Not

Getting angry doesn’t happen in a moment. Managing your anger and calming down doesn’t either, but even acute rage eventually wears off. Understanding how angry feelings evaporate gives you tactics you [more…]

Using Assertiveness to Manage Your Anger with CBT

You need to recognise that one of the key strategies for managing your anger with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is to be more assertive. Assertiveness isn’t the same thing as aggression: it involves [more…]

Managing Anger with CBT For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Managing anger with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a proven way to really get to understand your anger, from learning its root causes through to coping practically with anger in real-life situations [more…]

Are You Suffering from Anxiety or Depression?

People experience anxiety and depression in various ways and therefore don’t always realise that they have a problem until it becomes overwhelming. The following statements indicate possible problems with [more…]

Do’s and Don’ts of Anxiety and Depression

Coping with your anxiety and depression can be a whole lot easier if you approach it in the right way, and avoid a few easily-spotted pitfalls. The key do’s and don’ts of anxiety and depression are: [more…]

4 Easy Ways to Deal with Distress in Anxiety and Depression

There are going to be times when your anxiety and depression becomes acutely overwhelming, and when that happens you need a quick fix to bring you back to a calmer, happier state of mind. Try the following [more…]

An Easy Remedy for Anxiety and Depression: Living in the Now

Most really anxious and depressing thoughts focus on the past or the future: Either you feel guilty about something you’ve done in the past or anticipate a whole series of awful events in the future. The [more…]

Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Anxiety and depression affect 25 per cent of people in the UK at some point in their lives. If you suffer from anxiety and depression, or think that you might, this Cheat Sheet is here to help with practical [more…]

How to Cope with Difficult People with Less Stress

With some people, more sophisticated strategies and tactics are required to spare you the unwanted and avoidable stress of dealing with them. The following sections outline what you need to do. [more…]

Ten Events that Trigger Stress

Stress, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. What may be incredibly stressful for you may be a minor irritation for someone else, and perhaps not stressful at all to a third person. [more…]

Ten Habits of Effective Stress Management

The following qualities are the most important skills and behaviors for reducing stress and creating stress resilience. How many of these describe you? If you can’t check off all [more…]

De-Stress throughout Your Day

Sometimes, stress occurs because the situation you’re in makes you a prisoner of the moment. You can’t escape. You have to be where you are, and, to make things worse, you don’t have much to do while you’re [more…]

Make Stress Management a Habit

Your attempts at stress reduction can easily fall victim to the same fate. Staying motivated and finding the time to practice your stress-management skills is not that easy. You may also find that, even [more…]

Use Cues as a Habit for Relieving Stress

Managing your stress is a little like managing your weight. In the beginning, you’re enthusiastic and, with much gusto and determination, you start dropping those pounds. Weeks [more…]

Three Ways to De-Stress Daily

Here are three ways to get in the habit of de-stressing. Developing day-to-day habits for home and work will ultimately help you live a less stressful life. For example, the simple act of taking a break [more…]

The Signs of Workplace Stress

No one single idea or technique can magically relieve all your stress; nor does every technique or approach work equally well for everyone. You need to put together a package of ideas and methods that [more…]

Start Your Workday Unstressed

Job-related stress is a major factor in your health and well-being. Getting to your job in reasonable condition is half the battle. By the time you open your office door [more…]

Calm Your Daily Commute

Most people have a very stressful experience commuting to work every day. They either battle for a seat (if they’re lucky) on a crowded train or sit in stop-and-go traffic for what seems like an eternity [more…]

Minimize Your Work Travel Stress

Your business travel may be more than getting to and from work, and travelling for business can be plenty stressful. You may spend a lot of time on trains or planes. To many, the idea of travel may seem [more…]

De-Stress during Your Workday

One of the secrets of effective stress management at work is finding ways to incorporate a variety of stress-reduction techniques into your workday. By using these methods on a regular basis you can catch [more…]

Stretches for Stress Relief at Work

For many of you, your work days are characterized by long periods of sitting at a desk or stuck in a cramped work area, punctuated only by trips to the coffee or copy machine. Other folks are on their [more…]

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