cognitive behavioural therapy

Brief daily mindfulness training delivered through the HEADSPACE mindfulness app makes it easier to achieve lasting extinction of fear reactions, a new study indicates. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce negative emotions in both healthy individuals as well as patients with psychological problems. Studies have also shown that mindfulness is effective for treating clinical emotional… Read more

7 Steps To Social Confidence

Not everybody wants a prestigious job title or a big luxury house. But every human does desire high social status, a 2015 study found.  Even if they don’t realize it. “Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves…” ― Cheryl Strayed Depending on your natural personality type and your social… Read more

The structured nature of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and its clearly defined principles (based on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours) make it relatively easy to train practitioners, ensure standardised delivery and measure outcomes. Consequently, CBT has revolutionised mental-health care, allowing psychologists to alchemise therapy from an art into a science. For many mental-health… Read more

Successful treatment of social anxiety disorder changes brain structures that are involved in processing and regulating emotions, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Zurich, Zurich University Hospital and the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich suggests. Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder… Read more

Psychotherapy is as effective as medication in lessening the severity of symptoms from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, past research has shown. Now, psychologists at Vanderbilt University have looked at different types of psychotherapy to determine which is best at improving the ability of IBS patients to participate in daily activities. They found that one… Read more