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Emetophobia – How Can Therapy Help?

Emetophobia – How can therapy help? In a recent article from BBC News we learnt of a young woman’s fear of vomiting, also known as Emetophobia which affects thousands of people in the UK.  Emetophobes have a fear of vomiting, seeing others being sick, feeling nauseous or seeing vomitus – the phobia is often characterised by avoidance behaviours for example the sufferer may restrict their diet or avoid going out in public. There is limited research on Emetophobia although studies are growing on this particular fear.  Some research suggests a […]...

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Bozos On The Bus

by Dr Katherine Mollart - 13th November, 2015
Bozos On The Bus

Bozos on the bus The following poem is linked with Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Ask your therapist at the British CBT and counselling service if you are interested in learning more about how this approach could be applied to your difficulties: ‘We are all half-baked experiments-mistake-prone beings, born without an instruction book into a complex world. None of us are models of perfect behaviour: We have all betrayed and been betrayed; we’ve been known to be egotistical, unreliable, lethargic, and stingy; and each one of us has, at times, […]...

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Can Therapy Improve Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant?

Studies have shown that infertility patients experience similar levels of depression as cancer patients. This suggests that struggling to get pregnant can be as emotionally demanding as dealing with a life threatening illness. So if you are having problems trying to conceive (TTC) it is important to know that feeling depressed as a result of this is a normal response. However, just because it is a normal response does not mean that there is nothing that you can do about it. In her book ‘Conquering Infertility’ the psychologist Dr Alice […]...

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Protect Yourself Against Depression – Part 3

In parts one and two of this blog we started to looked at how the meanings that we attached to situations can influence our mood and how specific styles of thinking can make us vulnerable to episodes of depression. In the final part of this blog we will look at 3 further ways of thinking that if avoided or corrected will protect you against depression. 1. Negative Comparison with Others This is the tendency to see yourself as inferior to others, often regardless of the situation. You may tend to […]...

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