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Anxiety Series: Why Social Anxiety...

In the latest instalment of Dr. Russ Harris’s Anxiety Series, we learn why social anxiety affects some of us so much more than others.

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Anxiety Series: The Biggest Myth...

Dr. Russ Harris debunks ‘the biggest myth’ around social anxiety and shares his top tip on how to handle it.

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Being Right – Part 2

So, how can you tell if you’re too caught up in ‘being right’? Well, indicators may include: A lot of judging and criticising others, feeling superior or looking down on others, intolerance, condescension, smugness, refusing to back down…

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Being Right – Part 1

“There are two cardinal sins: Looking good and being right”.

I love this quote from my mentor, Steve Hayes. In a later blog we’ll cover ‘looking good’ but for now, we’re going to focus on ‘being right’.

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No Worries?? Really??

I give workshops all around the world and in every country I visit they have some version of the phrase “No worries”.

In my homeland, Australia, “No worries” is virtually a national catchphrase. It’s incredibly rare to have a conversation without someone saying it…

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Rebuilding Trust

If we have been badly hurt, threatened, betrayed, cheated, deceived or abused by others, often we find it hard to trust again. This especially likely if the people that did this to us were close friends or family members, or someone in a high trust…

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Pointless Arguments

Have you ever had an argument along these lines?  Of course you have.  Everyone does.  And isn’t it almost always a complete waste of time?

The problem is, human memory is fallible.  We all like to believe our memory is accurate, but the inconvenient truth is, it’s often unreliable…

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Donkeys, Carrots, & Sticks

I’m guessing you’ve got a pet donkey to help carry your goods to the marketplace (unless you’ve upgraded to a camel).  Now, what’s the best way to motivate your donkey?  To whip it with a stick?  Or to offer it a carrot?..