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What Are Values In Acceptance And Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a widely practised form of psychotherapy that focuses on bringing about psychological flexibility through the acceptance of one’s thoughts and feelings while committing to actions that are in line with one’s values. Struggling to align your actions with what truly matters to you? Values are the heartbeat of Acceptance and Commitment […]

Crafting An Effective Mental Health Treatment Plan: Goals & Templates

Navigating the complexities of mental health can often feel overwhelming, sometimes leaving individuals unsure about the next steps in their journey towards wellbeing. For both clients and mental health professionals, a well-crafted treatment plan is essential for charting a path to recovery. This article offers practical templates and advice to establish clear, collaborative objectives and […]

Discover 9 Joyful Alternatives To Meditation For A Calm And Balanced Mind

Finding inner peace and a sense of equilibrium doesn’t always require sitting in silence with closed eyes. Meditation has long been revered for its mental health benefits, but let’s face it—not everyone can get into the lotus position and quiet their mind with ease. Some find the stillness elusive or need to engage differently to attain that […]

Integrating Mindfulness Practices Into Mental Health Treatment Plans

In recent years, the integration of mindfulness practices into mental health treatment has gained significant attention. Mindfulness, a form of mental training and meditation, has its roots in ancient traditions but is now recognized for its benefits in psychological well-being. Its application in mental health treatment offers a complementary approach to traditional therapies. By focusing […]

Why Do I Always Assume The Worst? Understanding And Overcoming Catastrophic Thinking

Ever felt like you’re always anticipating disaster, no matter how small the situation? This is known as catastrophic thinking, a mental loop where we assume the worst will inevitably happen. In this article, we’ll unravel why our mind takes us down this dark alley of ‘worst-case scenario’ assumption and offer six effective strategies to break free from its grip. Ready for a thought revolution? […]

RAIN Meditation Technique

Everyone experiences negative emotions from time to time — this is totally normal. However, when negative emotions persist and become overwhelming, they can start to affect your mental and physical health. Fortunately, there’s a simple meditation technique you can use to help you let go of negative emotions. This technique is called RAIN, and it […]

The definition of mindfulness according to psychology

Mindfulness practice has become increasingly mainstream in recent years, straying from its roots in Asia and growing in popularity in the West. Many people have embraced it as a part of their daily life, a practice that can significantly boost mental, physical, and emotional health. This development is partly due to changing beliefs about mindfulness […]

Toxic positivity: How pseudo-positivity can hurt our health

In recent years social media and lifestyle blogs have been flooded with encouragements to find the silver lining with mantras like, “good vibes only”, or “think positive”. On the surface, these well-intentioned messages may seem like the perfect attitude to adopt when dealing with feelings of sadness, loneliness or anxiety, or when trying to support […]

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