Psychology Tools: Schedule “Worry Time”
May 11, 2014
Want to decrease the amount of time you spend worrying? Schedule “worry time.” It may sound counterintuitive, but employing this cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) tool can help you develop... Read More...
More Inner Peace? Try the RAIN Tool
April 11, 2014
In the field of Buddhist psychology and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, there’s a simple, but powerful tool known by the acronym RAIN (Recognize, Accept, Investigate, Non-Identify). By fostering... Read More...
Reduce Depression by Using a CBT Activity Log
February 17, 2014
Feeling down?  Studies show that an increase in activity can increase happiness, and reduce depressive symptoms.  Using a an Activity Log is one type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)... Read More...
Psychology Tools: What is Anger? A Secondary Emotion
February 3, 2014
This post explains how anger is a secondary emotion. By understanding the roots of anger – that is, the primary emotions fueling it – people can more effectively address its... Read More...
Decrease Worry by Thinking Like a Scientist
February 2, 2014
Worry doesn’t really serve a useful purpose, even though just about every human being spends time in this place, probably more than they would like. While there are many ways to work with... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Identifying Cognitive Distortions
January 28, 2014
The term Cognitive Distortion comes from the theory of cognitive-behavioral therapy – one of the more widely studied and effective forms of talk therapy. A cognitive distortion refers to... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Challenging Cognitive Distortions
January 15, 2014
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As referenced in other material on healthypsych, “cognitive distortions” refer to biased ways we humans think about ourselves and others.  The term has its origins in cognitive-behavioral... Read More...
Psychology Tools: How to Take a “Time Out”
January 11, 2014

Taking a “time-out” is a classic, anger management tool (but it can also be applied to any other heightened emotional state).  It sounds simple – and it is on an…

Psychology Tools: A-B-C-D Model for Anger Management
January 10, 2014
The A-B-C-D model is a classic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) technique developed by one of CBT’s founders, Albert Ellis.   When applied effectively, this can help address a variety of... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Use an Anger Meter to Avoid Negative Consequences
January 10, 2014
Studies show that CBT interventions can help solve anger management problems.  The “Anger Meter” is a simple, but useful cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) tool taught in many anger management... Read More...

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