Tag Archives: self help

Diet Against Systemic Hypertension (DASH Diet)

There are so many many diets out there, and arguably the DASH diet is one of the elder statesmen of the diet world.  It was extensively studied in 1997 at Harvard University, and spawned several other good studies (OmniCarb, OmniHeart, DASH-Sodium, etc.). I find DASH fairly straightforward: it is Mediterranean-like, reasonable, intuitive, and it comforts […]
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A list of things to do: The Pleasant Events Schedule.

Well, this version appears to be from the standard work of Dialetical Behaviour Therapy, and from what I can tell, it is put on a repository website, dbtselfhelp.com, for public consumption. I think I am in the spirit of the website by linking to it, and including this KEY page. When you are down…..it’s hard […]
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Activity Chart

Courtesy of CBIS Manual, June 2009, British Columbia  (link to document here)

Stop Depressive Thinking! Catch the error of your ways

Here is a very nice, concise review from the CBIS Manual of very common cognitive thinking errors.  The theory goes, if you change how your think, you change how you feel. In my opinion, this is solid gold.  It is bang on, and very helpful. If you are ever vigilant, constantly watching how you react […]
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Other Ways to Relax and Get though Intense Distress, and Links: The Basics

GROUNDING EXERCISE! Purpose • Grounding is a calming and centering method that helps you to become more focused in your body and on the present moment. It reminds you of your strength and ability to cope in the present. Process • Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and your hands […]
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Depression: DYI Part II

I briefly attach a complete manual designed in British Columbia to facilitate better mental health service delivery by family doctors in the province. It is a stand alone manual with all the key skills to get a person out of depression and back on track.  There are modules for relaxation, activation, thinking differently (cognition), and […]
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