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I am a practicing psychologist in the UK. I developed an approach over 20 years ago I call Active Self Help. It's really simple. The Active Self Help Approach helps me take very complex psychological concepts, experiences and problems and demystify them. I then craft easy to understand and use ways you can change your life for the better. 

I don't spend much time creating the ' normal ' 'fluffy' self help stuff. There is a ton of that out there already. And in my experience it isn't very useful as a treatment for serious psychological problems. I focus my attention on helping people who struggle with depression, the anxiety disorders including panic, OCD and variations of personality problems.

In clinical practice I find that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a really powerful and effective approach to making change happen. There are literally thousands of research studies that have drilled down to the core of the problems I have mentioned. But this research is not of any use to you unless it is made accessible and usable.

Here is a fact I have mentioned so many times it seem like a friend. Then I catch myself and once again feel the enormity of it.  Most people with mental health problem such as depression and anxiety will not have access to CBT, will not see a therapist and will receive no psychological help at all. My research has shown that it is really common for people to struggle for years with depression and anxiety and receive no useful help. Sure, in the western world you may get an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. Again in my research in the UK I found that it tended not to make much of a difference. It maybe smoothed out the symptoms and made it a bit easier to cope but it did not treat the reason the problem came into being, it offered no path out of depression or anxiety and it does not protect against relapse. 

I will post the video of a talk I gave at The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies to support my statements. The talk illustrated how my Active Self Help Program called Blues Begone cured 60% of people with depression and 50% of people with anxiety without them seeing a therapist nor having any psychological input except my Blues Begone Program. Blues Begone used Active Self Help. And that Is what I want to develop and share here.  



Please support my efforts to affect the overall burden of mental health and psychological problems.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
It means so much to me that you are supporting the movement to change your life and the lives of others. You will receive The 7 Rules of Active Self Help e-book as a way of saying thank you, but also to get you started on the process of change.

Thank you for being part of this growing movement.

Pledge $10 or more per month
You will have priority access to my new videos and audios. You will also get some of the new elements of The Panic Pit Stop

You're the best from Dr Purves on Vimeo.

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I am a practicing psychologist in the UK. I developed an approach over 20 years ago I call Active Self Help. It's really simple. The Active Self Help Approach helps me take very complex psychological concepts, experiences and problems and demystify them. I then craft easy to understand and use ways you can change your life for the better. 

I don't spend much time creating the ' normal ' 'fluffy' self help stuff. There is a ton of that out there already. And in my experience it isn't very useful as a treatment for serious psychological problems. I focus my attention on helping people who struggle with depression, the anxiety disorders including panic, OCD and variations of personality problems.

In clinical practice I find that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a really powerful and effective approach to making change happen. There are literally thousands of research studies that have drilled down to the core of the problems I have mentioned. But this research is not of any use to you unless it is made accessible and usable.

Here is a fact I have mentioned so many times it seem like a friend. Then I catch myself and once again feel the enormity of it.  Most people with mental health problem such as depression and anxiety will not have access to CBT, will not see a therapist and will receive no psychological help at all. My research has shown that it is really common for people to struggle for years with depression and anxiety and receive no useful help. Sure, in the western world you may get an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. Again in my research in the UK I found that it tended not to make much of a difference. It maybe smoothed out the symptoms and made it a bit easier to cope but it did not treat the reason the problem came into being, it offered no path out of depression or anxiety and it does not protect against relapse. 

I will post the video of a talk I gave at The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies to support my statements. The talk illustrated how my Active Self Help Program called Blues Begone cured 60% of people with depression and 50% of people with anxiety without them seeing a therapist nor having any psychological input except my Blues Begone Program. Blues Begone used Active Self Help. And that Is what I want to develop and share here.  



Please support my efforts to affect the overall burden of mental health and psychological problems.

Recent posts by Dr David

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
It means so much to me that you are supporting the movement to change your life and the lives of others. You will receive The 7 Rules of Active Self Help e-book as a way of saying thank you, but also to get you started on the process of change.

Thank you for being part of this growing movement.

Pledge $10 or more per month
You will have priority access to my new videos and audios. You will also get some of the new elements of The Panic Pit Stop

You're the best from Dr Purves on Vimeo.