BBC radio Berkshire hosts Dr David Purves talking about personality

BBC radio Berkshire hosts Dr David Purves talking about personality I spend the morning at the BBC radio studio in Reading talking about the role of personality tests in modern life, but I also got to talk a bit more about the ability of psychotherapy to change unhelpful aspects of your personality. The BBC radio …

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How to retrain your amygdala

How to retrain your amygdala You can change your experience This morning I listened to a snippet on the BBC Today program. Dr Liam Mason was interviewed about the role of CBT in retraining the brain in sufferers of psychosis. It was shown that CBT physically changes the brain. There is robust research using brain …

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Anxiety Busting for 2017: How to Manage Your Amygdala

Anxiety Busting for 2017 How to manage your amygdala This week the Lancet published a study showing a link between brain amygdala activity and arterial inflammation and disease (cardio-vascular disease). What this research showed was that increased amygdala activity was positively correlated with serious stress related health problems. Okay, so why do I comment on …

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Three things to give up to be happy: Part 2

The sheer effort it takes to maintain depression, worry and anxiety is staggering. That same effort poured into constructive activity would really make a difference in your life. If you want to be happier then take the ‘effort’ out of this activity and put it elsewhere.

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Here is why Donald Trump doesn’t get it: Speaking creates your world

Here is why Donald Trump just doesn’t get it. Reading based Psychologist Dr David Purves thinks that Donald Trump misses the point, as does everyone else who dismisses his ‘locker room banter’, as just meaningless talk. Here is why! To talk, we have to possess both language and concepts of expression to be able to …

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Get-help

It’s obvious that the system is not working. When something isn’t working and you can see why it very hard to remain quiet. Especially on World Mental Health Day. The headline: Mental Health in the UK is getting worse. Let’s look at first things first. What is the system to which I refer? It is …

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Don’t Panic Dr Purves interview for Global Mental Health Day on JackFM radio

I am Dr David Purves and I run the Berkshire Psychology Services which provides CBT treatments in Reading. I gave an interview at JackFM and it is being broadcast today as it is World Mental Health Day. Please listen to the interview here. Its about half way down the page. In this interview I talked …

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Dr David Purves on the BBC

Dr David Purves on the BBC Dr David Purves (CBT therapist) was interviewed by Anne Diamond on BBC radio. I recently launched the Panic Pit Stop App. She was very interested in how the app could help people to recover from Panic, Worry and Anxiety. Also in the news is the sad fact that common …

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