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Dr Purves beat Dr Freud


In the early years of the 1900's Dr Freud was interested in very brief psychotherapy. He treated the composer Gustav Mahler in 4 hours for marital problems and the composer Bruno Walter in 6 sessions for paralysis on the arm. I managed to beat that record and cured paralysis in 4 hours. I had a secret weapon, that Freud did not. I know how many hours are in the week. Watch the video and see what I mean.

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Repetitive negative thoughts can damage your brain

negative thinking Jun 30, 2020

Repetitive negative thoughts are not nice things to have, but you may be forgiven for believing that was the extent of it. However, psychological things are never quite that simple. We know for instance that one of the main characteristics of depression is rumination, which is just a technical word for repetitive negative thinking. We also know that negative thinking has a role in stress and anxiety. 

Research has suggested a linkage of psychological factors, such as depression and anxiety with Alzheimer’s disease. This poses the question of how does depression and anxiety  become a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease? New research suggests it is through repetitive negative thinking, and in particular, processes of rumination — repeatedly thinking about the past — and worry, being concerned about the future.

A recent study measured 360 participants’  repetitive negative thinking, depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline levels for...

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Why depression captures you and what to do about it.

Uncategorized May 24, 2020

Depression has the ability to capture your attention and to create, develop and nurture internal reality stories that are both depressing and entirely fictional. Learn what I dream about and see why the process of dreaming has some similarity to depression.

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Why Anxiety is a mistake made by your brain

mhaw 2020 May 21, 2020

There is a really strong tendency to believe that your experience is always valid and accurate and represents reality. This video explains what that it wrong. The example being anxiety is a mistake made by your brain.

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Why panic is unnecessary and how to solve the problem of panic

Uncategorized May 19, 2020

Two questions answered in one video.

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Anxiety Wizard for the NHS

aw4nhs May 19, 2020

Made possible by the members of Dr Purves programs. Thank you.

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Why most mental health problems are unnecessary.

Uncategorized May 18, 2020

Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. I am putting out a video each day ending with a Q & A on Sunday 24th May, in The Mental Health Wizard FB Group. Today I am putting my flag in the ground and changing the narrative from one of management (which I think is very poor) to eradication (which I think has much more power). Please leave comments and share as widely as you can.

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Anxiety Wizard for the NHS

aw4nhs May 16, 2020

Well here goes! This is the soft official launch day of I have taken the Anxiety Wizard program and put it onto a completely fresh site and system. It is now available to any NHS worker for free forever. No information other than email is collected, for login purposes. There is no marketing, there is no retaining of any information about the individual. It is fully private. Any worker can access it on any device. This is my way of saying thank you to the NHS for everything they do. Also, because you support me in what we do, this is in tribute to all of you for the contribution you have made to support Anxiety Wizard and the benefits it can bring. Please share widely. Let's get the word out. Thank you!

If you have an NHS email you can join now. 

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The thing that no one else will tell you

Uncategorized May 09, 2020


The thing that no one says is this:- No one needs to be anxious!

Anxiety is completely unnecessary. No one needs to suffer from anxiety. Likewise panic, depression and stress are also unnecessary.

I do appreciate that you are where you are and it may not seem that helpful for me to say this to you. But, I am stating this fact because I want you to take action and remove the terrible burdens of anxiety, panic, depression from your life.

There are 3 powerful forces that keep anxiety in place.

1. The belief that somehow your anxiety is legitimate, valid or destined to be yours. 

2. The habit of years of practice, learning how to be anxious and developing a set of personal tools that create and maintain your anxiety. 

3. The lack of an alternative set of tools to reduce and ultimately eliminate anxiety. 

That's it really.

This weekend when you join Anxiety Wizard and start to take back control of your life you also get free the Stop overthinking Self Help CBT...

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How CBT works

Uncategorized May 03, 2020



There is a well understood set of processes that contribute to the therapeutic success of CBT. I saw this list and thought I would share it with you.

Borrowed from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) 10 facts.

1. Change your thoughts and you change your behaviour and most importantly how you feel.

2. Homework reinforces and develops the new skills learnt in CBT.

3. Need to pinpoint the problem: You need to understand what you are actually working on. 

4. Action: When you take action you get results. When you don't take action nothing much changes.

5. Goals: Setting firm and attractive goals draws you into a better future.

6. Evidence: CBT is the most powerful talking therapy, which is why it is recommended by NICE.

7. View: When you look at things from a different viewpoint you see things differently, and this is powerful.

8. I can do it: Self Help CBT gives you all the tools but without a face to face therapist teaching...

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