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Treatment Levels for AD/HD

A variety of ways exist to treat your AD/HD symptoms but treatment has to be addressed from three levels: biological, psychological, and social. This combined, or multimodal treatment approach is the most [more…]

AD/HD For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Understanding and diagnosing AD/HD, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, begins with learning the three types of AD/HD and recognizing that AD/HD can be exhibited through secondary symptoms as [more…]

Dealing with Negativity through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has all sorts of tools for helping you help yourself. Simply thinking about this simple A-B-C structure can help you to understand and overcome your negative thinking and [more…]

Where CBT Can Help You

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been proven to benefit several different psychological conditions. If you suffer from any of the following problems, CBT can help you deal with them and give you [more…]

Healthy Alternatives to Loathsome Personal Labels

You can transform how you feel by changing the way you think and talk about yourself. The following table splits between negative self-deprecating labels that you may say aloud or inwardly think of yourself [more…]

Setting Goals for Personal Problem Solving

It’s important to be clear in your mind about your problems so that you can target specific attainable goals in relation to them. Try this acronym below – [more…]

The Characteristics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is becoming a popular option for people who want to increase their self-confidence and move away from self-destructive behaviour. This list sums up some of Cognitive [more…]

Improve Your Self-Esteem by Making Your Own Decisions

Try taking this exercise, which isn’t necessarily about making a good decision but about making one independently. The chances are that you can deal with the outcome of your [more…]

Exerting Enough Effort to Build Self-Esteem

Building healthy self-esteem makes you sweat. Goals worth achieving take lots of dedication and hard work, and giving up is all too easy when the going gets tough. Keep exerting effort by reminding yourself [more…]

Taking Low Self-Esteem by the Scruff of the Neck

The first step in improving your self-esteem is to pay attention to how you treat yourself. Use these tips to get to grips with your self-image: [more…]

Feel Better about Yourself by Celebrating Your Good Points

When you’re feeling down about yourself, or any old time, do something nice to reward yourself by making a list of qualities to appreciate in yourself. [more…]

Recognising Healthy Self-Esteem Behaviours

Recognising when you’re on the right path sets your feet more firmly on the journey you want to take towards healthy self-esteem. Use these tips to acknowledge and appreciate your progress: [more…]

Living in Line with Your Personal Values

Low self-esteem can cloud your vision about what’s really important to you. Getting back in touch with your personal values and demonstrating them through action can pull your self-opinion out of the mire [more…]

Fighting Fear of What Other People Think about You

Human beings are social animals, so it’s normal to want to be accepted and approved of by other people. If you have low self-esteem, however, you probably put [more…]

Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Unfortunately, self-doubt and poor self-appreciation seem to go hand-in-hand with being human. Even if you have generally healthy and good self-esteem, you probably have times in your life when you feel [more…]

Discovering What Creative Visualization Can Do For You

Creative visualization provides you with a powerful range of techniques for dealing with real-life problems, and making the changes you want in your life. By harnessing the power of your unconscious mind [more…]

Visualizing to Promote Your Well-Being

Did you know that creative visualization can work as an excellent emotional pick-me-up? Whenever you find yourself in a time of stress or facing a difficult task or situation, spend a few seconds recalling [more…]

Creative Visualization For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Creative visualization is the basic technique underlying positive thinking. The tool is used to bring changes you desire into your life, such as achieving goals you set, modifying unwanted behaviours and [more…]

5 Things to Do besides Watch TV

If you're tired of TV viewing and want something fresh and new to do, look no further. Some activities require getting out of the house; while others you can do in your own home — without noise pollution [more…]

What Neuro-linguistic Programming Means

Everyone's born with the same basic neurology. Our ability to do anything in life, whether it’s swimming the length of a pool, cooking a meal, or reading a book depends on how we control our nervous system [more…]

How to Get to Grips through Life Coaching

People talk lots of hokum about life coaching. Life coaching television programmes, magazines and newspaper columns range in quality from the powerful and inspirational through to the downright misleading [more…]

Examining the Characteristics of a Psychopath

Robert Hare's Psychopathy checklist is a tool commonly used in clinical practice to assess whether an individual is a psychopath. Here are Hare’s definitions of two types of psychopath: [more…]

Using Forensic Psychology in Assessing a Criminal Offender

Forensic Psychologists often assess offenders to determine whether they’re fit to plead their case in court, or are likely to be violent in the future. There are a number of important issues to be considered [more…]

Identifying Criminal Capacity in Children with Forensic Psychology

Criminality can often be linked back to an offender’s childhood. A child who exhibits three or more of the following behaviours is at risk of becoming seriously anti-social as an adult: [more…]

Forensic Psychology For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Forensic Psychology is the application of psychological knowledge to the criminal justice system. Print out and pin up this Cheat Sheet to remind yourself of how Forensic Psychology is used within the [more…]

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