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Cognitive psychology has shown us that the more we retrieve a memory (talk about it) the longer that memory lasts. If we want to feel good in the future, perhaps we should practice encouraging ourselves to talk about positive experiences today. If we do, we could eventually write a very different kind of autobiography. What kind of story about yourself are you reinforcing today?

By India Court MacWeeney
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In our most recent Quick Boost poll we participants about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We asked about it because there is a tremendous amount of research that shows that it is very effective for treating depression. It has been made popular by a number of helpful books, not the least of these is Feeling Good by Dr. David Burns an psychiatrist.

The biggest response to our poll was "I don’t know what CBT is". A third of our respondents choose this. This is very sad because this is such an important technique for therapy and for self-study. Countless hours of therapy and personal work might be wasted by depressed people because they don't know about CBT.   Read More »
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