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Dealing with Stress Constructively

Some of you might have heard a discussion on the radio earlier today that put a different slant on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Psychologist Stephen Joseph's findings are encouraging not only helping sufferers and practitioners alike but might also be of use to us in dealing with everyday challenges and occasional fears. So how about giving some thought to the following:Stop thinking in such black and white terms about failure. Think instead that failing at one thing might signify success at another.Be more flexible and broadly connected and think of ourselves as possessing numerous aspects to our personalities, with each part containing different projects or definitions of success.Is thinking about happiness as 'something durable but distant' better than thinking about it…

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Workplace Stress and Absenteeism

Did you know that the "new backache" is now workplace stress? The main reasons for calling in sick, have, historically included "flu symptoms", "colds", "abdominal pain" and , most of all, "unspecified back pain". But now, "Stress" is outstripping all of the above. It's the product of the lives so many of us lead, as we struggle to achieve a balance between work and family, and to manage the increased expectations life makes of us all. The result is often a feeling that we just can't cope any longer. And calling in sick is the easy and obvious thing to do. GPs don't like stress symptoms. They often haven't got the time or resources to talk us through our difficulties, and isolate cause…

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HOW DOES CBT WORK? Most people know that there's a link between their thoughts and emotions and the way they behave.But there is no clear consensus about the exact nature of this link.Hence the expression: "we're only human"! So, let's look at one area to start with- depression, or "feeling low" as some would prefer to put it. When we are depressed (or feeling low), the most salient psychological symptom is the way the sufferer actually THINKS! In CBT, we pay a lot of attention to the negative thought patterns, which lead to negative views of just about everything- ourselves, the world in which we live, and even our futures. But negative thoughts are not the CAUSES of depression, but essential features of it.…

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