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From Self Esteem to Self Acceptance by Dr Richard Bennett – Part 2

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, take on self-acceptance promotes individuals taking what is often called an observer perspective on their experience. This essentially involves the realisation that you and your experiences are not the same thing. ACT practice around self-acceptance involves working on three main skills, outlined in turn below. Noticing self-stories This… Read more »

From Self Esteem to Self Acceptance by Dr Richard Bennett – Part 1

Since the publication of Nathaniel Branden’s ‘The Psychology of Self-esteem’ in 1969, the self-esteem idea has dominated as a means of describing the way in which people relate to their own identity and worth. It is not uncommon for therapists to refer to their clients as ‘having’ low self-esteem, and, whilst it is not psychiatric… Read more »

Effectiveness of The Sleep School Approach

  We have recently completed an in-house clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of The Sleep School approach. We tracked the sleeping patterns of 14 chronic insomnia sufferers for one year, after attending a one- day workshop in central London. The results showed significant improvements across a wide range of sleep measures, with the majority… Read more »

ACTivating Your Life!

Using acceptance and mindfulness to build a life that is rich, fulfilling and fun Life Is Messy The truth is that life is messy. It’s chaotic, unpredictable and change is just about the only thing that remains constant. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out and learned the rules of the game,… Read more »

How To Overcome Chronic Insomnia

Having trouble sleeping? Here’s a summary of my advice on overcoming chronic insomnia. You can also view how these tips have helped chronic insomniacs by watching me help a client live on ITV’s Daybreak here:     Definition – Insomnia involves a difficulty falling to sleep, maintaining sleep, waking too early or experiencing un-refreshing sleep…. Read more »

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