CBT: criminal brain training

Twice this week I have read the words of intelligent persons extolling the virtues of CBT. That is twice too many. These are not scientists, nor psychologists, but individuals who have been shown the therapy, found it useful and feel compelled to recommend it to others. It may appear to be altruistic, but it can…

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So glad to have you aboard

Welcome to my new followers Over the past week I have been sharing my thoughts on mental health issues. The best – and most useful – personal support strategies I use are writing and image making and it has been these that I have been posting.It has been wonderful to have so many of you…

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Discrimination: down to the bone

It is well on the way to being a ‘catch-all’ term for attitudes as widely varied as bias, favouritism, injustice, intolerance, partisanship, prejudice, unfairness. More particularly it is used in situations of ableism, ageism, anti-Semitism, chauvinism, classism, heterosexism, racism, sexism; the list goes on. With so very many different terms hiding under the umbrella of…

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Online scams: are there ever genuine Freebies?

Between 03:42 and 13:56 today I was sent seven suspicious emails. What made them more suspicious was that they came from just two registered addresses: one ‘igain-mail.co.uk’; the other from Am Unisys-Park 1 Sulzbach/Ts 65483 OR 65843 Germany. These emails have tempted me with: a dating service, specifically by a 37-year old woman who’s looking…

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Discrimination: under the skin

At its most basic discrimination is the positive or negative selective treatment of one group over another. The treatment may be unequal, unfair, or prejudicial; sometimes illegal. It is well on the way to being a ‘catch-all’ term for negative, perhaps toxic, attitudes particularly in situations of ableism, ageism, chauvinism, classism, heterosexism, racism, sexism; the…

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