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Overcoming perfectionism with Dr David Purves

Last month I was featured on a podcast focused on all things wedding related. That may not interest you but I was talking about how to not be perfect but still be brilliant. With the added bonus of keeping emotional control while doing it. I shared some of my powerful stories and tools, the ones I use in clinical practice...the ones that really do work. If you struggle with high standards, persistent self criticism, the feeling that you are not doing well enough, the feeling that you are failing of that you will be found out. Then this podcast will give you some brilliant tools to use in your own life. And as an added bonus I went over the top and gave the exact recipe for keeping emotional control. Listen in to the podcast here. 

But I have also copied the link to the Bridechilla website because they have done a brilliant job to creating show notes and annotating the important parts of the podcast with a time stamp so you can find what you want again and again.

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Women get the short straw in depression again

2 weeks for £1 Jan 04, 2019

The Guardian newspaper today published an article showing that:-

Girls’ much-higher rate of depression than boys is closely linked to the greater time they spend on social media, and online bullying and poor sleep are the main culprits for their low mood, new research reveals.

As many as three-quarters of 14-year-old girls who suffer from depression also have low self-esteem, are unhappy with how they look and sleep for seven hours or less each night, the study found.

 

 

This is not a surprise to me. The research has always shown that women have much higher levels of depression than men. There has never been a definitive explanation as to why this is, but it existed before social media was in our lives and it will probably persist. It is made news by the inclusion of the correlation with social media use. What is of more interest to me and what ought to be of more interest to you, is what to do about it. If you find yourself to be one of those who suffer from...

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There is a vote right now...take part

join fb group Nov 29, 2018

I am doing a focused 7 day theme on the DrPurves.online Facebook Page and the the Panic Pit Stop Support Group There is a vote and the two choices are:

1. boost Self Esteem

2. Defeat depression

If you are interested in taking part (consuming the content and extracting the value from it) then head over the FB page and preferable join the group, you will get a lot more value that way, if you are not already a member already.

 

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What Kind of Helper Are You?

give help obsessive receive Nov 29, 2018

It is possible to be the wrong kind of helper. Watch the video and decide which kind you are.

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Panic Pit Stop Program Bundle 20% Off.

You not only get the whole Panic Pit Stop Program Bundle but you get a 20 minute Recovery Road Map call with Dr Purves.

Go check out the link here: https://www.drpurves.online/offers/3gfE6WqE/checkout

 

 

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Check out the Facebook Live and see the fabulous Black Friday Deal

Uncategorized Nov 23, 2018

Be sure to watch the FB live on the DrPurves Facebook Page

And to cap it all off here is the Fabulous Black Friday Deal, You get 20% off for life on all of my programs and you get a 20 minute Recovery Roadmap call with me.

The Fabulous Opportunity to to Re-train Your Brain

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The Chronic Health And Mindmap Challenge

Make a mind map of the processes (behind the scenes) that cause and maintain your health or mental health problems.

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Facebook Live event on Chronic health and mental health problems

recovery roadmap Nov 20, 2018
 

Have you ever seen a mind map? I usually create one for my clients during the assessment session for CBT. I call it a Recovery Roadmap. The principle I use with clients is that we look for processes that cause problems. So an example I use is this: Anxiety is the problem you might struggle with but anxiety is not the problem…it’s a consequence of the problem. Something causes your anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t just spring out of nowhere, right? It has to be caused by something else.

Depression is a consequence. Something causes your depression. You experience the depression as your ongoing daily experience but you’re actually experiencing the consequences caused by something else. It’s the something else that we need to deal with.

It’s the causes that need to be stopped. They need to be stopped from creating the consequences you struggle with. This is what I specialize in and this is what all therapy needs to do to have any impact on your life. I...

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If you have had a trauma this will be useful for you.

i am not the problem Nov 15, 2018

We are running a week long discussion on the Panic Pit Stop Support Group on Facebook on trauma and PTSD. If this applies to you then please join the group and participate in the discussion. There are also 5 videos so far that help explain PTSD. So well worth a look. 

Here is a novel thought:- You are not the problem but you have a problem.

 

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