Cognitive Reframing – Taking A Different Perspective

One of the best things about developing awareness of yourself is that you see yourself from a different perspective. Technically, this is known as “cognitive reframing”, or “cognitive restructuring” if a therapist helps, but those terms only refer to your thoughts. I like to include the ability assess your own feelings as well. You can …

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Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness

Anxiety, Depression And Mindfulness

While this is definitely an over-simplification and dramatic generalisation, I do like the resonance of it. Depression can be seen as “living in the past” and ruminating over old mistakes, past transgressions, losses and perceived failures. Perhaps it’s better phrased that those *events* are in the past and they can trigger thoughts which make you …

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Why Do More Women Than Men Get Chronic Illnesses?

More women report chronic illnesses than men. Why is that? “At least 9 in 10 people with SLE are female.” (source) “Fibromyalgia is characterised by chronic generalised muscle pain. The male:female ratio is 1:9.” (source) “While the percentage of women diagnosed with ME/CFS is higher than the percentage of men, ME/CFS is not a “women’s …

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