Tag Archives: skills

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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Diet and Exercise your way out of Depression

It’s True: You are What You Eat! Diet • Depression frequently affects appetite, either increasing or decreasing it. • Diet (not how much, but what we eat) can affect depression. • I t’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet that is low in sugar, caffeine and junk food. • Snacks should be nutritious. • […]
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Sleep is Key

I have copy and pasted the CBIS manual handout on Sleep Habits for your review. Healthy Habits for Sleeping Depression often causes a disruption in sleep patterns. Poor sleep contributes to daytime fatigue, low energy, irritability, decreased concentration and increased depression. If sleep is a problem for you, practice the following tips. • Go to […]
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