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On Aging: There Is No Prime, Every Moment Is Your Prime, There Is No Peak, It Is Just Getting Better

July 16, 2020

Aging is seen as mostly negative in our society and there is a high emphasis on staying young. Youth is being portrayed as the be-and-end-all, the prime of our life,…

our differences are our strengths

Our Differences Are Our Strengths: How a Person Who Is Just Too Different from You Can Move from Being a Threat to an Asset in Your Life

May 11, 2020

It is normal to feel uncomfortable at times with people who just seem to be too different from you. The way they dress, their food, their culture, their sexual orientation,…

being kind to yourself

If You Want to Be Happy, Self-Compassion and Kindness Towards Yourself Are Not Optional

January 27, 2020

Learning to be kind, accepting, and compassionate towards yourself is a prerequisite for happiness, it is not optional. The only way emotional healing and growth can happen in your life…

healthy thinking patterns

Creating Healthy Thinking Patterns: Your Brain Does Not Come Up With Truth, and Thought and Thinking are Two Different Things

January 27, 2020

Let’s talk about your lovely brain. In order to have a good quality of life, you need to have healthy thinking patterns and understand that a thought and thinking are…

the power of cognitive defusion

The Power of Cognitive Defusion: How to Let Useless Thoughts Go and Improve Mental Health

January 27, 2020

Cognitive defusion is a therapeutic tool, introduced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a scientifically based cognitive behavioural approach. Those who have worked with me know that I love it…

learn to replace painful thoughts

You Can Be in Control: Stop Being Tortured by Your Painful Thoughts And Learn To Replace Them

January 27, 2020

In my previous blog, “Creating Healthy Thinking Patterns: Your Brain Does Not Come Up With Truth, and Thought and Thinking Are Two Different Things”, I invited you to write down…


Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist

Daniela is a regular contributor to the Blake Psychology blog and author of the "Creating Happiness" series.

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