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Anger Myth-It is better to let it out

Anger Myth The article published today [see below], states that it is a myth to "let anger out". This is a traditional technique that is still taught in some anger management courses. However at Cognitive Principle Therapy we have never recommended this technique in the last 10 years. What we teach is how to subconsciously…
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Noise is bigger than Bias

NOISE-A Flaw in Human Judgment By Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein [new release 2021] In psychology or counselling “pattern noise” can adversely affect the assessment stage of the process. However, “occasion noise” can adversely affect the whole of counselling Definition: “Bias is a disproportionate weight in favour of or against an idea…
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CPT View of Depersonalisation

What is depersonalisation? In cognitive principle theory depersonalisation can be viewed as a dysfunctional state of the Observable self. The observable self occurs when the conscious mind deliberately chooses not to think and enters the neutral state within the Task Positive Network. [TPN Neutral]. This is a mindful state and triggers the Default Mode Network…
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In cognitive principle therapy [CPT] we look at the process of PPD and the treatment of PPD based on principles. What is PPD Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is classified as a type of eccentric personality disorder. People with eccentric personality disorders display behaviors that may seem odd or unusual to others. They mistrust the motives…
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