What Is Guided Discovery In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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Commonly asked questions by people learning about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) are –

What is guided discovery?
Is it about the therapist directing the client?
Is Socratic dialogue the same thing as guided discovery?
How do I offer guided discovery?

One thing for sure, is that the concept often feels overwhelming when we first try this type of approach.

My view point is that, guided discovery, can be one of the most beneficial interventions used within CBT. In a nut-shell, guided discovery is a process that a therapist uses to help his or her client reflect on the way that they process information. Through the processes of answering questions or reflecting on thinking processes, a range of alternative thinking is opened up for each client. This alternative thinking forms the blueprint for changing perceptions and behaviours.

Essentially, it could be suggested that a client approaching a CBT therapist is initially functioning at a mindless level. This is not to say that a client is ignorant or not able to think. Rather, that the client has a range of automatic cognitive processes that are being allowed to run without intervention. Some of these thinking processes may have been developed in childhood, while others may directly result from an immediate mood state.

A useful analogy for guided discovery is to think about going to an opticians for an eye test. The optician may initially put a contraption on their clients head with a range of lenses on it. Initially, their clients cannot see through this contraption very well (i.e., what they perceive is a blur). The optician then sets about gradually removing or replacing lenses, and after a while, through a process of trial and error (and feedback from the client) each individual begins to see more clearly.

Guided discovery works in exactly the same way as the above example. Except, instead of using optical lenses, the CBT therapist helps the client use lenses of perception. Perceiving information is a different way allows each client to access a range of choices in their life, ostensibly, to see their life through different lenses. When we view life in a different way our emotional reaction to events also shifts. These types of continued conscious re-evaluations in CBT are very important because they lay the foundations of future automatic thinking and make relapse less likely.

Online Artist Universe Community

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Are you an artist looking for a welcoming, innovative, and cool online community to meet, share ideas, and just hang out? Artists Universe has all of the functionality you are looking for as well as a community full of creative people just like you. Artists Universe has taken the best features from other social networking sites such as live chat, blogs, forums, and more, and tailored them to the needs of artists everywhere. From music to dancing, painting and everything in between, no other website is looking out for the best interest of artists everywhere than Artists Universe!

How much would you pay to surround yourself with some of the best up and coming artists in your field? At Artists Universe, registration and use of the site is absolutely free. The only part of the site that requires a fee is the section to post a classified ad and to post an upcoming event; other than that, the whole site is free to use. The founders of Artists Universe understand how difficult it can be for some artists to make a living doing what they love. You shouldnt have to pay extra to have an online refuge where you can share ideas, improve your skill,s and meet other happening artists who feel the same way you do. This amazing new social networking site is here to help you refine your skills and meet great new people.

Artists Universe is also a site where video of you doing what you do best comes alive. When you create your own unique profile on Artists Universe, you can also upload your own homemade videos or videos of other virtuosos that you idolize. This is your chance to show the world what you can do. Best of all, Artists Universe is an inclusive and welcoming space, so you dont have to worry about being flamed because you stepped up and put yourself out there. Artists know how scary it can be to show the world your true self, which is why this whole interactive site was created in the first place. Artists need a place where they can feel welcomed and where they feel they can let their creativity flow without fear of angry responses. In the very near future, Artists Universe sees itself as the premiere online home of artists of every medium, from amateur to expert. Come be a part of the artist revolution at the number one site for creative people on the Internet, Artists Universe.

Digital Artist’s Paradise- Cintiq 24hd

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If it was possible for a digital artist to have heaven on earth, it would revolve around Cintiq 24 HD. Wacom’s new tablet Cintiq 24 HD priced at $2500 proves its worth with the state-of-the-art technology and impressive design used in it. It is the best drawing tool that any designer or artist can get. People who work in Photoshop, Manga Studio , Sketch Book Pro or painter with older Wacom models, this means a better finesse with a gentler touch at 24.1 in wide screen (1920×1200 pixels).

There’s a reason why these tablets are so much in demand- it is the easiest and best way to do a lot of drawing in a very less time with more fluency and efficiency. Wacom’s pressure sensitive tablet technology is overlaid by Cintiq on the tablet monitor that removes the cognitive dissonance of working on a tablet while looking at the screen. The Cintiq 24 HD has 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. It uses two button, wireless, battery-free pen with a rubber grip and a pressure sensitive eraser on the rear end. One of the most useful buttons is the one that calls the on-screen keyboard. A perfect combination of on screen keyboard, side function buttons, and the touch wheel makes it easier to forget physical key board.

Before making a purchase, make sure you have enough room to accommodate this classic yet huge drawing tablet. The flat footprint is 80 x 60cm and depth is 37cm when the screen is fully raised. Also unlike other 18 inch and 21 inch tablets, Cintiq 24 HD does not have a rotating pivot. However, it can be raised to the drawing board angle at any time. Cintiq 24 HD has a glass screen with anti-glare coating which gives a slight yet pleasant resistance to the pen. Calibration, however, can be a small issue like it has been in other Cintiq tablets. The user has to calibrate the cursor to match up with their line of sight as the cursor is a few millimeters below where the pen nib hits the glass. But after a couple of tries, the calibration gets excellent.

The Cintiq 24 HD is worth the money you spend, the space it takes because of the excellent quality of work you get. If you are a digital artist, it is a necessity to enjoy the flawless digital drawing experience.

Four Dish Cinema Movies & Dish Hd Patinum Package Free Preview

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DISH Cinema Movies

Film fans will have a movie holiday to celebrate this July as DISH Cinema offers customers four movies in SD and HD for just 99 cents each from July 1st through July 7th! Movies are available on both Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand.

Alice in Wonderland
Hot Tub Time Machine
Shes Out of My League
Green Zone

Plus, 83 other movies (also available in SD and HD from $4.99 to $6.99), including Oscar-winning hits such as Avatar and The Blind Side as well as Sherlock Holmes, Valentines Day, Shutter Island and more will be available on DISH Cinema during the first week of July.

How to Order Reminder DISH Cinema offers customers two easy ways to enjoy Hollywood Hits at Home:

1. Watch Now On Demand*

2. Select Your Start Time

Rent by Remote from channel 501. Your movie will start immediately and can be
viewed for 24 or 48 hours, depending on the title.
Rent by Remote from channels 502-558 and select your preferred movie start time.
Rent by Web: Visit www.dishcinema.com

DISH HD Patinum Package Free Preview

Dish Network is offering the seven channels in its HD Platinum package Free! The channels, their Free Previews and channel numbers are as follows:

IndiePlex

* Free Preview: June 30 – July28
* HD Channel 378

RetroPlex

* Free Preview: June 30 – July 28
* HD Channel 379

Palladia

* Free Preview: June 30 – July 28
* HD Channel 369

EPIX

* Free Preview: July 1 – July 11
* HD Channel 380

HDNet Movies

* Free Preview: July 11 – August 18
* HD Channel 383

MGM HD

* Free Preview: July 11 – August 18
* HD Channel 385

World Fishing Network

* Free Preview: July 14 – August 18
* HD Channel 394

By: Francis David

Misconceptions about Holistic Lifestyle and Aromatherapy

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The best way to start a medication is to understand its misconceptions first. Holistic lifestyles are not so common that everyone is aware of it; hence this too has its share of misconceptions clearly aided by rumors. Comparing articles online or talking to a holistic lifestyle practitioner is a good way to start.

Some basic misconceptions about holistic lifestyle which utilizes natural health supplements, is as follows.

Statement: Holistic lifestyle is for old or people fighting with life threatening diseases.

Truth: No doubt holistic lifestyle helps people suffering from many illnesses, but it is not like young people cannot try such an existence. In today’s hard paced lifestyle, our solutions are creating many problems to one and all. A scientist documented the above fact as follows. “We all are self created time bombs.” Holistic lifestyle is accepted to attain a healthy body and mind.

Statement: Holistic lifestyle makes you a good person.

Truth: Like you cannot generalize emotions, same way you cannot judge if a person is good or bad by yourself. Holistic lifestyle takes you towards nature so in a way it makes you more aware of things. Becoming a certain type of person is an individual’s choice though. Also, as holistic lifestyle influences your mind and spirit, your general awareness about values of life increases and you may become a better person.

Statement: All essential oils have a nice glowing smell.

Truth: Some essential oils may create an aroma but not all. In addition, many fake essential oil manufacturers add such perfumed extracts to woo buyers.

Statement: Do not buy essential oils in aluminum bottles.

Truth: If aluminum bottles are lined from inside, you can use essential oils stored in such bottles.

Statement: Holistic healing can cure aids/cancer/diabetes and other incurable diseases

Truth: Such statement is like overrating something. Holistic healing is a process which works on the imbalances of your body, but never ever has any holistic lifestyle practitioner or coach claimed curing aids or diabetes. Holistic lifestyle is a way of life and not a medicinal solution for a certain problem.

There are many other misconceptions about living a holistic lifestyle or usage of aromatherapy essential oils which have been started by small time manufacturers to boost their sales. The worst being people still fall prey to such bogus claims.

Before you start your href lifestyle, come to myholistichealthguide.com and read about its effects and other details. It has everything from href health supplements to stress relief products for a better lifestyle.

Celebrities Endorse Diet supplements

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The lifestyle and decisions made by celebrities are having a significant influence over normal people. They set trends which numerous people follow willingly in order to be like them in some manner, whether it is to look like them or to shape their character in a way that reflects the celebrity. Celebrities have the ability to have an impact on the products and brands that the average person uses through endorsement or promotion. People are likely to use a product if they believe it is good enough for a celebrity.

People look at a celebrities appearance and see it as an ideal. Hardly a big surprise as who would not wish to achieve the body and physique of the most attractive celebrity around? In our quest to look like our favourite celebrity there is generally a requirement to slim down. Furthermore, they frequently promote healthy lifestyles aided by the latest diet or the latest weight loss supplement. Celebrities further provide us with ideas and inspiration to help us to look like them in some ways which we could implement in our own lives. Whenever a celebrity successfully loses those extra pounds it is often very well publicised how they achieved it.

In recent years, it has been widely publicised that both the Acai berry and Capsiplex diets have A list celebrity followers . Both of these products when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle can enhance weight loss, helping the customer to get nearer to that celebrity body they aspire to. Until the products were talked about in media, many wouldn”t have believed the results that can be achieved with less effort than ever before.

It has come to public knowledge that Capsiplex has been used by both Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez in their successful attempts to shed weight. Capsiplex is a safe, natural supplement without any dangerous side effects. The Acai berry is claimed to be the method chosen by Brad Pitt when preparing for the filming of Burn After Reading. He was required to get down to 5% body fat within a couple of months for the film and was successful in doing so with the Acai Berry. This was following a recommendation of the Acai berry from his personal trainer . In only two months Brad Pitt was able to burn off 20 pounds of fat and get right down to an overall 5% body fat.

Celebrity endorsement for products like Capsiplex and the Acai Berry has triggered an explosion in the market. The high profile success of these products means the demand has grown significantly. With so many diet supplements that fail to deliver on results, it is no wonder when one is found to actually work, it takes industry by storm.

Learn Yoga To Achieve A Yogic Lifestyle

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If you want to learn yoga, this is one of the best changes you can make for the rest of your life. You will find inner peace, calmness, and relaxation like never before, and will appreciate all the aspects of life. However, if you want to know and learn yoga, there is a lifestyle accompanied by this and the changes are necessary for you to be able to have a successful practice for yoga. These should incorporate in your diet; principles of humanity, physical exercise, and relaxation and you will successfully learn yoga and live a healthy lifestyle.

There are 5 simple ways you can adapt to the yogic lifestyle with the following principles:

1. Every day that you wake up, start the day with a positive frame of mind. If you are just beginning to learn yoga, this may take constant practice and dedication, but with persistence it will come naturally. Some of the things that you should think about and reflect upon waking are gratitude for your body, for health, the things around us, and do some positive affirmations. Finish off with some great stretches and youre off to a great day ahead.

2. Learn to detach yourself from material possessions and societys obsession with material wealth. Yoga teaches us that in order to be happy, we only need to look within ourselves, and nothing else matters. This sort of spiritual awareness will help you to advance especially when you want to learn yoga.

3. Nature is an important element for yoga, especially for those who are just starting out and want to learn yoga. Buddhist teachings often remind us to appreciate and take care of environment, and spending some time relating and communing with nature will help one find inner peace and a sense of fulfillment, especially if you are doing extra effort to preserve life. Simple actions such as just feeling the grass in your feet, looking at the bright stars above, and wallowing in all this beauty is a great start.

4. Establish the correct breathing techniques and work on this until this comes naturally to you. Most people forget to breathe the right way and are used to shallow and rapid forms of breathing. For you to learn yoga successfully, practice the right methods which are slower and deeper, and this will increase the oxygen supply to the brain and improve every single function inside your body. This will help you immediately feel better, and will also make a big difference in reaching a state of calmness and inner peace once you learn yoga.

5. Another way to advance your ways when you learn yoga, is by embracing an attitude of love, and avoiding hate at all costs. Evaluate your relationships with those close and important to you, and try to make some adjustments. If you want to learn yoga successfully, the attitudes of love shown through humility, compassion, tolerance, and calm are core to the teachings of Buddha.

Poems To Make Up With Your Girlfriend-are You Sure

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Most relationships can be salvaged? It might be hard to believe that almost every break up for whatever reason, infidelity, plain old lost passion, loss of interest, a stolen heart, even the worst tenable situations you might imagine, like men/women who are serving prison sentences have salvaged their relationships.

Poems To Make Up With Your Girlfriend.

Yes indeed, even they have been successful in getting back together with boyfriends/girlfriends and husbands/wives after being away for years. You may have tried talking to all their friends and family but that likely did not work.

Everyone likes to have romantic and meaningful relationships. There are some couples who have faced arguments which cause a major break up. Is a serious plea for assistance echoing in your mind? It is never too late to save your marriage.

One step is to keep asking why until you work your way back to the root results in of the issue. You need to work very hard get your ex back fast, if you do not you will just get plural frustrated and your chances will start to rapidly diminish. There will be other people who are interested in your ex.

If then there is a doable way to save your relationship, then you should work very hard to find it. You will need to start the beginning of certain steps you need to do to get back with your girlfriend/boyfriend.

One very important solution to this problem is to find ways to spend more intimate time together. It is not recommended that anyone claim someone back if the relationship was abusive. Men do not like desperate women and women do not like needy men, they like danger. The ultimate goal is to erase old hurts, fire up passion again, get back to a time when your relationship was fresh, new and exciting.

The subject matter and step by step plan is powerful, and the techniques will cover in detail any relationship problem (With doable things to do) that keeps you from getting back together with your ex.

The author of The Magic of Making Up, TW Jackson, has been helping people just like you for years, and has suffer with scores certain types of complicated relationships, and all assorted types of break-ups. The guide will walk you through the steps that you need to take to win your ex partner back.

Poems To Make Up With Your Girlfriend, is she lucky or not?

The book is worth so much extra than it seems. It really does map a complete plan to get your ex back. Some points may seem a bit counter productive, although in the end they have worked for hundreds of people who wanted to make a relationship successful.

Protecting Celebrities From Threats

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Securing the safety and security of top leaders of countries, celebrities and the rich and famous has never been easy as they are commonly the victims of terror threat, kidnapping and stalking. The nature of their jobs, the position they are into and the money attached to their names and positions pose as temptations to the public. Despite security measures, some well-planned schemes were almost successful, some others were not but a few crimes were really committed into action and proved to be successful for the perpetrators.

Managing celebrity security is the most difficult because of the nature of their profession as it require them to be always on the spotlight and be with a large crowd. They become more vulnerable to threats because of their lifestyles. Despite their status, many try to live as normal as possible like going shopping unaccompanied to the point of risking their lives. We hear over the radio, read on the papers and see on the television and the internet so much about paparazzis sticking their cameras in front of celebrities’ faces and stalking them for days just so to take a photo or two and how celebrities abhor being hounded in this obnoxious fashion. Paparazzi harassment, however, dims in comparison to kidnapping and death threats. Celebrities are always on guard to maintain their safety and of their families taking extraordinary security measures in place at all times to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Taking a kidnap threat seriously against Australian actor Russell Crowe in 2001, the FBI insisted on accompanying him to the Academy Awards just to protect him. The FBI later informed him that the threat came from the Al-Qaeda. It was so fortunate that the plot was discovered before it was really committed. What about those that were literally materialized into action?

In 1985, Julio Iglesias’ father, Julio Iglesias, Sr., was kidnapped by Basque terrorists and held captive for 2 weeks, repeatedly threatened with death but was later rescued by Spanish police unharmed on the day the ransom money was supposed to be release to the kidnappers. Although he was never harmed physically, he was badly traumatized by the incident.

Because of this, the need for security globally has increased. The forecasted expenditure allotted on security services alone, by 2012 is expected at $200 billion.

An Overview Of Beauty Therapy Courses

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Interest in cosmetology is currently at an all time high, which translates to great opportunities for people who intend to pursue a career in beauty therapy. There are plenty of colleges offering courses that will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this competitive field. A beauty therapy course will teach you about the latest products, treatments and equipments in the industry. You will also gain an insight on how the business side of the beauty therapy industry works.

There are certain features that you should look for in a college which offers Beauty Therapy Courses . Try to look for a college that leads the market by offering the most comprehensive courses in beauty therapy. They usually offer courses that integrate several facets of natural therapies with conventional beauty therapy. The college should offer high quality curriculum with a strong emphasis on the synthesis of sciences, natural therapies and traditional beauty therapy thereby producing highly educated and skilled practitioners who are sought after by the leading companies in the industry. The college should also be accredited by a number of highly regarded associations which are recognized internationally. Finally, look for a college that places a premium on clinical training, with state-of-the-art equipment and first class clinical facilities.

Once you have chosen a reputable college, you can start considering which particular beauty course to take up. There are a lot of them being offered but there are a few that are worth mentioning. First up is the Advanced Diploma of Natural Beauty, Spa and Aromatherapy. This course is basically a mixture of three modalities: natural beauty therapy, spa therapy and aromatherapy. This course teaches the application and benefits of natural skin products and the intrinsic beauty therapy techniques such as facials, exfoliation and body wraps. All of these are integrated with natural therapies along with a solid foundation in aromatherapy.

There is also the beauty therapy , Spa and Nail Therapy which is a blending of beauty treatments such as facials, wraps, masks, and nail therapy as well as the traditional treatments such as manicures, pedicures and waxing. This course consolidates three popular and integral modalities which include natural beauty, spa therapy and nail technology, while incorporating natural therapy treatments like massage, reflexology and aromatherapy.

Then there is the Advanced Diploma of Natural Beauty and Spa Therapy which is a combination of all the facets of beauty therapy with a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. This course teaches aspiring beauty therapists to be professionals capable of assisting their clients, not only with beauty and spa treatments, but also with a vast repertory of natural therapy treatments and advice.

Other popular beauty therapy courses include Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Certificate in Beauty Therapy, and Postgraduate Certificate in Aesthetics Therapy. Ultimately, the goal of beauty therapy courses is to impart essential knowledge and skills which would enable students to become successful practitioners and entrepreneurs.