CBT DIARIES | Session 1: You’re not alone

Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of therapy that focuses on reframing the way you think. You learn to catch those kneejerk negative thoughts and redirect them into a healthier and more positive direction.

CBT is the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety disorders.

And what’s even better than CBT for the treatment of social anxiety (my primary struggle at the moment)? CBT in a group setting. Continue reading CBT DIARIES | Session 1: You’re not alone

YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH / An Open Letter To My Younger Self

It’s okay not to be liked by everyone. Your 32-year-old self is a people pleaser. Not by choice, but by an overpowering urge to keep the peace and avoid conflict. You will come to think of yourself as a chameleon. When you read the children’s story The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, you’ll feel like it was written about you. Except that even the chameleon in the story has more self-confidence than you do, because he actually says things like, “I want to be…” whereas you cannot stop yourself from changing to blend in with your surroundings. Continue reading YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH / An Open Letter To My Younger Self