Recovery Category

Psychological well-being

Ryff (1989) developed a multidimensional model of well-being called psychological well-being, which includes 6 dimensions: positive relations with others, environmental mastery, self-acceptance, autonomy, personal growth, and purpose in life (see Table 1 for definitions). These six dimensions define Ryff’s conceptualization of psychological well-being both theoretically and operationally, and they identify what promotes effective mastery of life and emotional and […]

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Other therapies

Although psychological therapies generally fall into the categories above, there are also a number of other specific therapies too. Equine assisted therapy Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) Family/Systemic therapy Group therapy Integrative Interpersonal therapy Mindfulness Play therapy Psychosexual therapy Psychodrama

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Humanistic therapies

Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the ‘here and now’. Existential therapy Gestalt therapy Human Givens psychotherapy Person-centred therapy (also known as “client-centred” counselling) Psychosynthesis Reality therapy  Solution-focused brief therapy Transactional analysis Transpersonal psychology

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Psychoanalytical & psychodynamic therapy

Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies are based on an individual’s unconscious thoughts and perceptions that have developed throughout their childhood, and how these affect their current behaviour and thoughts.  

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Cognitive and behavioural therapies

Behavioural therapies are based on the way you think (cognitive) and/or the way you behave. These therapies recognise that it is possible to change, or recondition, our thoughts or behaviour to overcome specific problems. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) Behavioural therapy Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Cognitive therapy

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Debiasing the Mind Through Meditation

In the research reported here, we investigated the debiasing effect of mindfulness meditation on the sunk-cost bias. We conducted four studies (one correlational and three experimental); the results suggest that increased mindfulness reduces the tendency to allow unrecoverable prior costs to influence current decisions. Study 1 served as an initial correlational demonstration of the positive […]

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How Cognitive Analytic Therapy Can Help with Managing Anxiety

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is often recommended as an appropriate approach for helping to cope with anxiety but cognitive analytical therapy  (CAT) can also help by increasing an understanding of where the anxiety may have started.  The CAT framework encourages you to take a step back and observe your patterns of interaction both with yourself and […]

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Toxic People You Should Avoid

1. The Gossip 2. The Temperamental 3. The Victim 4. The Self-Absorbed 5. The Envious 6. The Manipulator 7. The Dementor 8. The Twisted 9. The Judgmental 10. The Arrogant Once you’ve identified a toxic person, you’ll begin to find their behavior more predictable and easier to understand. This will equip you to think rationally […]

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Toxic people defy logic

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth […]

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People — whom we can safely call “toxic”

This general group of people — whom we can safely call “toxic” — might resent your progress for any number of reasons. Perhaps they think you’ll no longer be in their life if you improve too much. Maybe they feel like your improvement exposes their own shortcomings. Or perhaps they’re just threatened by the idea […]

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