Can we train for resilience to future adversity?

shutterstock_172227305

Martin Stevens finds some paradoxes in a systematic review on resilience and interventions to strengthen individuals against future adversity.

[read the full story...]

Be Mindful of the Gap: What we know about ‘third wave’ cognitive behavioural therapies compared to other psychological therapies

shutterstock_143317846

Breathe. Hold in your mind your view of what constitutes the most effective psychological therapy for acute depression. Try not to identify with your favourite therapy but simply observe it and let it be. Wish it well. And breathe again. This was not the approach of the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group when it [read the full story…]

ACT training reduces staff stress but further research needed

Flipchart_women1

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT – pronounced as the word rather than the initials) is based on the notion that it is important to accept what is out of your personal control but commit to action to improve and enrich your life. ACT is an approach which sets out to teach psychological skills to deal [read the full story…]