Friday, September 21, 2018

4 results for 'cognitive therapy'

Laugh in the Face of Tragedy

By melanie jean juneau, published on Oct 23, 2013

My favourite thing about myself is that I can always laugh, even in the middle of a disaster. I find that this tendency is the key to my sanity, although some people might question my sanity when I laugh so hard that I almost fall off my chair.

I also laugh at myself, my nine children and my husband. Perhaps I hide a sadistic streak. The times I have laughed the hardest concern my husband and bathtubs. Once Michael was stuck in small bathtub, trying to rinse his hair with a princess shower head without getting any water on the floor. The second hilarious incident was when he was stuck... (more)

Tags: laughter, tragedy, cognitive therapy, comedty

Inspirational quotes

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 14, 2013

...but how do I change ingrained patterns of behaviour that seem automatic? All that happens when I tackle myself is that anxiety increases and I become even more inflexible and unchanged. Usually a sense of humour snaps me out of this conundrum. Positive quotes act like quick shots of cognitive therapy by changing my thoughts.As cognitive therapy says thoughts precede emotions; change your thoughts and your emotions change.

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore

Whether you think you can or can't, you're right. - Henry... (more)

Tags: laughter, cognitive therapy, point of view, positve thinking

Of Thorns and Roses

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 23, 2013

How you answer the old question, "Is the glass half full or half empty" really does matter. It is amazing how I can turn my misery switch on and off and my joy button on and off. It really does matter how I view the world. It is a matter of taking a step back and looking at the big picture.

Do I choose to squint and focus on the thorns or do I step back and see the beauty of the entire bush. Do I focus on every miserable detail that goes wrong in my life or do I step back and thank God for everything that is right with it.

I am alive, healthy, not living on the street.... (more)

Tags: misery, joy, focus, perception, cognitive therapy

The Conundrum

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 17, 2013

It is a conundrum that few can figure out. People look at my smiling face , their eyebrows shoot up, their mouths drop open and they sputter,

Your happy but you have 9 kids !!

There are all sorts of components to my life, my soul and joyful spirit but one aspect to my happiness is one that most people have never considered. Large families are hilarious. and their homes even more so.

First picture a large, 1886, quaint house with all sorts of quirks. A window became a doorway to a hundred year old addition. It must have been some one with an odd sense of humour who cut... (more)

Tags: happiness, secret, suffering, cognitive therapy

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