Moving through distress

” Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” C.S. Lewis Guidelines for letting go of emotional suffering: Identify and label the most prominent feeling in one word (anxiety, sadness, rage). Do not try to change it, figure out […]

Helpful books

Dialectical Behavoir Therapy (DBT) is also a rich source of life-support materials with a focus on  exercises to help you regulate your emotions and learn to discern between emotions, thoughts and behaviours so that you can are free to chose healthier ways of responding to your challenges. A nice, manageably-sized book is ‘Calming the emotional […]

Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Anxiety

There is a wealth of helpful materials out there for folks who want to liberate themselves from the clutches of anxiety. Many of my favourites are based on Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Some ACT books are a bit more clinical as they are intended for therapists, so I am going to focus here on the easy-to-carry-in-your-satchel […]