I am not going to attempt to do justice to the 'big' models and how they inform the work I do. Part of your 'safe experimenting', may be to research these areas for yourself, and in your own way. I am making mention of some key models simply to stimulate you in creating your own … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT)
I have been prompted to think about the psychological 'defence mechanisms'. In general, these come out of Freudian tradition of psychological therapies. A detailed account of some of these mechanisms can be found in several places but have a look on: https://www.psychologistworld.com/freud/defence-mechanisms-list The full list is long so I will only sample some of them … Continue reading The Defence Mechanisms
There are literally hundreds of approaches to therapy. How can some-one find out what works for them? It is a precarious business as you will need to find out what works for you! One way of trying to explore this minefield is to explore the processes of change underpinning any one model. In 1977, James … Continue reading Models informing therapy
I have been asked how the 'safe experiment' model fits into our understanding of how we change. This is a good point as some of the theory around change explains why we have to persist with some experiments and learn from results that leave us discomforted - those small defeats, I mention. Effective change appears … Continue reading Do you need some change?
Several folk have noticed this phrase appearing a lot in my blog. I have been asked what it means in English. This is a good question as it is a central idea within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR) - indeed, a lot of other therapies. Negative cognitions are phrases … Continue reading What are “negative cognitions”
As my web site has been around for some time, the number of pages has increased. As I have gathered feedback from readers and experimenters, I notice a regular question that arises is: is there evidence for the effectiveness of 'safe experiments'? I'm going to say 'yes' and 'no', aren't I!? The 'yes' is that … Continue reading Evidence-based therapy