See below a listing of some my posts – following this order, from beginning to end, will be the most efficiently helpful to you in understanding CBT and APPLYING it to yourself (theory is all well and good, but there is no big change without APPLICATION).
These principles can be applied no matter what the disorder may be – stress, depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, whichever – in fact it should be taught in schools as a practical ‘guide to living’ and for great personal development – there is nobody that wouldn’t benefit from this knowledge and practice.
Posts 1 to 10 explain how and why you think and feel and behave the way you do – and subsequent dippy inny posts give you strategies and exercises to help you to learn calm rational thinking skills, and to understand and alter self sabotaging behaviours, and to gain a greater understanding of the primal physiology of our response to life – it’s a science, believe it. Learn to be happy, literally.
IMPORTANT… don’t forget to use the Download Free CBT Worksheets/Handouts page too. CBT is an evidence based psycho-educational model that takes commitment and application, but it is more fascinating than effort, and is worth every minute.
Okay, good luck!
- — CBT Intro
- — Fight or Flight
- — When Stress Becomes a Disorder
- — Vicious Circle of Negative Thinking
- — Bad thinking habits – snapshot examples and solutions
- — The Science of Feelings (aka deregulation of our nervous systems)
- — The Albert Ellis Irrational Beliefs Table
- — 12 Irrational Beliefs and Disputing Statements
- — Understanding Common Thinking Errors
- — Another CBT Look at Common Irrational Thinking Habits
- — The ABC of CBT – starter exercise…
- — A CBT Journaling / Thought Form Guide Template
- — A Quick CBT look at the brain’s design flaw and psychosocial stress
- — ‘Demand’ Thinking
- — A CBT Look at the Language of Battling Demons
- — A CBT look at crooked thinking and being the cause of our own upsettness
- — Do Thoughts Cause Feelings?
- — The Stress Disorder and Self Sabotaging Behaviours Table Checklist
- — A Quick CBT look at Low Frustration Tolerance (losing the head easily)
- — Managing ‘Emotional Reasoning’ with Thought Stopping
- — Breathe breathe breathe. Learn the skill and quell your anxiety.
- — An easy start in The Basics of Mindfulness
- — A CBT look at Maslow’s Characteristics of Self Actualisers
- — A CBT look at Fight or Flight, when the tail wags the dog…
- — Using the Mindfulness ‘Just Noting’ thought stopping technique with CBT…
- — Silencing your Inner Critic
- – Accurate Self-assessment (Self-esteem)
- — Social Anxiety – Shyness & CBT
- — Negative Visualisation & Living in the Present
- — Constantly Seeking Reassurance
- — Using the Mindfulness ‘Just Noting’ Thought Stopping Technique
- — Communication Skills / Listening with Cognitive Awareness
- — The Simple ABC of CBT Student Workbook Extract
- — CBT & Interview Anxiety
- — CBT & Dating
- — CBT in the Workplace
- — Smart Coping Skills for The Unemployed
- — Public Speaking Anxiety
- — Thought-stop & Relax with Mindfulness
- — A Mindmap of a CBT Workshop
- — Download Free CBT Worksheets/Handouts
- — Self-medicating With Alcohol
- — CBT Fight or Flight Journaling Handout
- — The Negative Effect of Unemployment on Mental Health
- An intro to RET/CBT by Albert Ellis – from ‘A Guide to Personal Happiness’
- An extract from – ‘Dr Albert Ellis: Executive Leadership: a rational approach’
- Irish Times article on the Coping Skills for Unemployed Workshop
- HR InfoPost – Why Happiness Matters in the Workplace
- Cognitive Behavioural Training Improves Employee Well Being in all Measures, the data
- Corporate training newsletter link: Practical public speaking skills and tools
- Bringing CBT into the boardroom (tackling toxic culture):
- A CBT look at anxious assessment versus calm assessment…
- Applying CBT to understanding Cyberbullying…
- ‘There’s a new disorder called recession anxiety’ (interview with the Herald)
- The BRAIN post – educate yourself with links to my short posts on understanding and rewiring your responses.
- Is coffee giving you anxiety?
- He/she is just not that into you? Take advice from the CBT philosopher Epictetus:
- An example CBT ‘vicious circle thought form’ for Public Speaking Anxiety..
- The Vicious Circle Thought Form – a CBT worksheet/handout
- CBT Dublin Ireland worksheet – Thought/Feeling/Behaviour form…
- Notes and stats on ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’, Dublin Ireland.
- PRESS RELEASE from the Irish Mental Health Commission on the impact of unemployment, debt and poverty on mental health
- A Thought Replacement Exercise – a CBT worksheet/handout
- Brain plasticity – you can actually rewire your brain with CBT
- A CBT look at the Provocative Genius of Mark Twain in quotes.
- Berkeley study on how stress changes the brain.
….. and: download CBT handouts HERE. Apply apply apply.
NEW: would you like to work with me online? Using this self help resource blog, you can study the posts and complete the download handouts/worksheets (in your own free time), then discuss and explore your experience with me through email or Skype.
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