By Stephen Briers
CBT - what it really is, the way it works, and the way to take advantage of it. Cognitive behavioural remedy (or CBT) promises strong instruments you could placed to paintings to dramatically increase your existence. during this ebook, psychologist Dr Stephen Briers truly explains how CBT works, offers lots of workouts to assist positioned the idea into perform and divulges its effectiveness via tales from humans, similar to you, who've used CBT to show their lives round. * comprehend what CBT is, its equipment and types * placed CBT to paintings to enhance your brain and your lifestyles * construct useful, step by step suggestions for tackling any challenge * how one can triumph over habit and different harmful conduct
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Busy schedules and frantic lifestyles can make it hard to get the most out of the techniques so be prepared to make some room in your life to do your homework if you want to get the most out of CBT. Question 2: How open-minded are you? The essence of CBT is learning to challenge preconceptions about ourselves, other people and the world at large. You must be ready to put even taken-for-granted or cherished convictions in the dock and examine them in the light of the hard evidence. This can be exciting but also unsettling.
Look at the examples below and try to identify the emotional responses on the right that are most likely to accompany three contrasting interpretations of the same event. These contrasting thoughts all carry a very different emotional tone. The first way of thinking is likely to leave the thinker feeling sad and forlorn and is typical of the thinking of a depressed person; while the second train of thought is more agitated, generating feelings of hostility and anxiety. It is pretty obvious that the third point of view is likely to generate less distress than either of the alternatives.
If you fancy, you can take a look at the SPARX trailer for yourself on YouTube. Several websites now offer computerised CBT packages online and there are some excellent smartphone applications available to help you put CBT techniques into practice. If you are interested, you can find an overview of some of these in Appendix 1 at the end of this book. This book aims to introduce you to both the theory and practice of CBT so you can start applying this powerful tool in your own life. The following pages will help you to: appreciate some of the distinctive features of the cognitive behavioural approach familiarise yourself with CBT’s basic principles, methods and models learn how to structure your own problems within the framework that CBT offers spot unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour that may be contributing to your difficulties create practical, step-by-step strategies for tackling your problems using established cognitive behavioural techniques.
Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Stephen Briers