How to let go of negative thoughts

How to let go of negative thoughts

I previously introduced you to the Hands and Thoughts exercise from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which has been popular with both my online counselling clients and my readers here on this blog. It’s a simple yet effective exercise to illustrate how our...
The ACT Radio Doom & Gloom Metaphor

The ACT Radio Doom & Gloom Metaphor

We all know the nagging thoughts in our head that keep telling us that we can’t do certain things, that nobody loves us, or that we’re just not good enough. Today, I would like to introduce you to one of my favourite tools from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy),...
A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a topic that my clients frequently mention during our online counselling sessions, whether it’s as some variation of “mindfulness doesn’t work for me, I just can’t do it” or “I know I should start practising that, but I just don’t have the time or...
Online counselling: The first session

Online counselling: The first session

Most of my clients report feeling a bit nervous before their first online counselling session. They didn’t know what to expect and wondered how they could tell me what was on their minds and what questions I might ask them. To anticipate new clients’ fears and...
ACT Exercise Hands and Thoughts

ACT Exercise Hands and Thoughts

We all know moments when we are so stuck in our thoughts that we no longer feel capable of participating in everyday life. Next time this happens to you, I would like to invite you to try the “Hands & Thoughts” exercise, a technique from Acceptance and Commitment...

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