What Is Guided Discovery In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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.

How To Create A Healthy Glowing Skin By Drinking Coffee

The best way to have healthy, glowing skin is to start from the inside out. Eliminating caffeine in the form of coffee and soda is one way to start. Caffeine dehydrates the body and skin. And lack of moisture is a sure way to create lines and wrinkles. It’s also a diuretic, causing increased urine output, again depleting your body and skin of the moisture it needs. We try to combat this with moisturizers, but the better way is to put the moisture INTO your body, not on it.

Drinking pure water, unprocessed fruit juices or coconut milk will give your body and skin the hydration it needs. The colors in fruit juices are the colors of the earth and these colors will reflect themselves in warm and healthy skin tones.

The overall effects of caffeine on your body will manifest themselves in your skin. Heavy caffeine drinkers can experience osteoporosis, headaches, depression, sleeplessness. These can all be reflected in your skin.

When you replace colas, coffee and teas made with boiling water with water, fruit juices “sun tea” and coconut milk, you’ll soon start to feel better and sleep better. Your skin will reflect the good health of all the organs and cells of your body, once you’ve kicked the caffeine habit.

Another reason for drinking pure water, juices and “sun tea” is that when you boil water, you’re releasing oxygen from it. When the body rids itself of toxins, it passes through the skin which is the largest elimination organ. Raw food increases your detoxification rate. Drinking water helps the body rid itself of toxins. Seaweed is high in vitamins and minerals beneficial to the skin and also helps rid the body of toxins.

To achieve a healthy complexion, drink plenty of water and eat plenty of raw food. What goes into your body is reflective in your overall appearance.

Using Semi Permanent Eyeliner And Cosmetics To Create Beautiful Henna Eyes

Henna has enchanted mankind for hundreds of thousands of years. It has been used widely for both medicinal and beautification purposes. Today, we have found new and innovative uses for this multi-functional product and customised it to suit our requirements. Henna cosmetics are now becoming very popular; henna based semi-permanent eyeliner, lipsticks and balms are some of the widely used examples. Semi permanent cosmetics are ideal if you wish to wear natural make-up.
If you are unable to find a natural substitute to your chemical eyeliner, opt for henna-based semi permanent eyeliner These eyeliners are made from pure henna extracts, wheat protein, and other herbal ingredients. Henna-based semi permanent eyeliners like henna eyes can be used both as an eyeliner and a brow liner. Their two tipped opening facilitates fine detailing.

These cosmetics are available in a wide range of colours for all tastes. If you prefer a classic look, you could select from the traditional colours found in these semi permanent eyeliners, such as agave grey, liquorice black, black current, blueberry or cocoa brown. Otherwise, you can choose raspberry pink, purple plum, mint blue or golden honey for a trendier look.

The henna-based semi permanent eyeliner is a revolutionary product that offers the contour of your eyes a long lasting and fashionable colour due to the pure henna extract. As a matter of fact, henna eyes is a semi permanent eyeliner which is based on 100% natural ingredients. You could enhance the appearance of your eyes and make them look extremely beautiful by using these products.

Semi permanent eyeliner could be used to give shape to the eyes and define them as per your choice. Henna eyes could be applied on the eyelids and eyebrows, but should not be applied on the inside of the eye. You should try to apply it before applying the eye shadow. You can achieve the classic traditional eyeliner look with semi permanent eyeliner by determining the intensity and thickness of the eyeliner according to the eyelid area. Ladies with a larger eyelid area can use thicker and softer eyeliner whilst those with a smaller eyelid area should try thinner and more intense eyeliner application. Semi permanent eyeliner can be used to add a dramatic touch to your face or soften the look of your eyes.

It is not just today that henna eyeliners have found wide acceptance amongst women of all ages. The henna eye make-up has a long history of being used widely by women belonging to different cultures. Ancient Egyptians used henna eye-make up to provide colour to their eye lashes, eye lids and eye brows, thereby creating the famous almond eye look which has become synonymous with the Ancient Egyptians.

If you are looking for quality henna-based semi permanent eyeliner and other cosmetics, visit hennapens.com.

Tips For Dry Skin

Dry skin is characterized by roughness and tightness. There will also be flakes on the skin. This is especially seen on the face as this is the area most exposed to the sun. Skins on the shins, the hands, and the sides of the abdomen are also prone to dryness. In hot weather, it often peels off while cold weather tightens it up. Dry Skin can be genetic or can be caused by severe weather conditions or by usage of chemical cosmetics or soaps.

Dry skin does not only look unattractive, it may even progress to contact dermatitis, a condition wherein the topmost layer of the skin becomes cracked, rough and scaly. Well, I guess nobody wants to suffer from that. Just take a quick look at the large selection of skin care products in an average department store and you will understand what I mean!

If the skin is dry due to external conditions, ensuring to take a few precautions can rectify the condition. In the case of a heating system being constantly used at home, it is wise to use a humidifier. Avoid excessive sweating and scratchy clothes as these might case the dry skin to itch. Vaselines and petrolatum are some of the most effective moisturizers in the market. They are however not often used especially on the face because both tend to be greasy on the skin.

There are many natural dry skin care tips that work, but another one that might be useful is to be careful when drying with a towel. You can rub hard enough to rub the moisture out of your skin. You should towel blot when ever possible. Make sure you use some type of moisturizer on your face, and neck, and hands morning and night.

There are many natural dry skin care tips that work, but another one that might be useful is to be careful when drying with a towel. You can rub hard enough to rub the moisture out of your skin. You should towel blot when ever possible. Make sure you use some type of moisturizer on your face, and neck, and hands morning and night.

Dry skin care is not about just using moisturizers but also using them properly. The best procedure is to cleanse the skin before the application of moisturizer. You can make it even more effective by applying the moisturizer while the skin is still damp (after cleansing). This factor needs to be stressed out because chemicals can cause allergic reactions and rashes quite easily. Therefore, pick up the hypoallergenic and sensitive skin variant of cosmetic products that both your local supermarkets and drug stores have for sale.

Ways To Be Truly Artistic

Many people I know believe that in order to be truly artistic a person has to be an artist. They must paint, draw or take brilliant photographs to have artistic talent. While These traits may make someone an artist, I believe that it takes something entirely different to be artistic. It is possible for literally anyone to live in ways that are artistic.

One of the most important aspects of being an artistic person is to be confident in yourself. Lack of self-confidence does not get anyone very far in living creatively. Look for positive qualities about yourself and dwell on those. If you think you are good at a particular activity you should practice it to become even better.

Think about the things you love to do most. I suggest that you can be artistic doing just about anything. Whether you love to sew, cook, or play soccer, you can do things in a way that is artistic and intriguing.

One of my favorite things to do is garden. I used to not think much about the way that I arranged or tended my garden. However, recently I have begun to see gardening in a whole new way. I have realized that I can arrange my flowers and plants in creative ways. I can care for them with tenderness and help them to grow to their highest potential. I have learned that being artistic is more about perspective than it is about what is actually being done.

Being artistic is all about seeing the world creatively and allowing yourself to do the things you enjoy and enjoy the things you do. Consider how you can do your favorite things in new ways. Think about how preparing a meal can become more than just cooking food. Look for ways to incorporate beauty and fine detail into your food and into your presentation. Being artistic is about going a step further than what is typical. If you love to play a sport, look for ways to play that sport with energy and grace. Almost anyone can hit a volleyball over a net, but few people can do it in a way that looks unique and graceful.

You will never be artistic in anything unless you are enjoying yourself. Don’t take life too seriously, but instead, look for ways to have fun and relax no matter what the circumstance.