Despite people eager to label themselves or the culture around them, labelling is still potentiality dangerous for some people. Dr. David Burns highlighted this in his work on the “Feeling Good” handbook, he expanded on the work of Aaron T Beck in the 1970s to help people summarise painful thoughts that caused, anxiety, anguish andContinue reading “Labelling is Still Dangerous”
It occurred to me some time ago that ex-pat communities within Thailand exhibit a much higher prevalence of anti-social behaviour, Machiavellian and psychopathic traits than in their respective countries. Expat forums and facebook groups seem to be incredibly prevalent with dissocial responses, combative speech and general anti-social comments. Evidence through the study of psychopathy pointsContinue reading “Antisocial Personality Disorders / Dissocial Personality in Ex-Pat Communities Within Thailand.”
Dr Aaron T. Beck, creator of the Beck depression inventory and one of the founding figures in the creation of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT), has just turned 100 years old. Beck is not just a creator of CBT but also pioneered talk-therapy strategies in order to help people overcome and deal with their anxiety, depression, addictionContinue reading “Dr Aaron T.Beck Turns 100 years old”
Overcoming adversity is a great way to deal with life’s problems.
Seeking help overseas for drug and alcohol treatment has been popular for the last 20 years +. Various countries like South Africa and Thailand have managed to attract people from Europe, America and the Middle East since the early 2000’s. Thailand’s popularity for foreign treatment reached an all-time high early 2020, with over 20 rehabsContinue reading “Is treatment abroad over?”
Dylan Kerr is now a member of International Council of Psychologist. Dylan Kerr became a member in 2021.
12 Step groups are the biggest peer led group in the world, but with it’s traditions and dogma it isn’t for everyone. And believe it or not that’s okay! There are plenty of alternatives and it’s good idea to get a different perspective on other ideas that work. The 12-steps picks up where otherContinue reading “12 Things to Do if you Don’t like the 12 steps”
I’m going to be starting up an online group shortly that’s free to attend, via zoom. I really want to give something back as well as using my skills, but I’d like to give back directly to people with my own abilities. At the beginning of this group we’re going to start with a welfareContinue reading “Online Support Group.”
At the time of writing this I’m currently in quarantine in a rented property in Chiang Mai. I’m still currently working but I’ve been limiting myself to just my home, no gym, no restaurants and no social engagements outside of my workplace. I’ve been keeping it pretty serious too, I work with a population ofContinue reading “The Age of Reactions”
The Games Alcoholics and Addicts Play in Treatment Eric Berne and Claude Steiner were psychiatrists around the 1960’s and 70’s, their main body of study was that people had certain life scripts which are called games. In modern CBT we call these life-scripts “SCHEMAS”. Life Scripts, or games, are robust patterns of thinking and behaving.Continue reading “The Games Alcoholics Play”