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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Dublin, Ireland) – The Revolution in Psychotherapy – “thinking about thinking…”

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Dublin, Ireland) – The Revolution in Psychotherapy – “thinking about thinking…”

Many of today’s mental health experts are recommending Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a first choice treatment for pretty much all emotional disorders – stress, depression, anxiety, anger management etc.– rather than medication, or spending years undergoing the old style Freudian ‘shrink’  psychiatry. This blog is a free resource to help you to understand and … Continue reading

The ABC of CBT – the starter exercise/handout to catch your negative automatic thoughts…

The ABC of CBT – the starter exercise/handout to catch your negative automatic thoughts…

Introducing the ‘ABC’ Technique of cognitive behavioral therapy. If we cannot ‘catch’ our negative automatic thoughts, (how we are explaining things to ourselves, literally), then we cannot examine and challenge them. CBT gives you homework and exercises designed to guide and mentor you in the process of identifying unhealthy distorted thinking, and reframing it to healthy … Continue reading

The perils of MUSTERBATION (‘demand thinking’)

The perils of MUSTERBATION (‘demand thinking’)

Do you suffer from musterbation? Is it always ‘must‘ and ‘should‘ and ‘ought‘ with you? This is a phrase coined by the renowned father of CBT, Albert Ellis. Musty thinking is a classic recipe for general anxiety and unhappiness. In psychotherapy it is also known as inflexible ‘DEMAND THINKING’, and ‘RULES FOR LIVING’. Let’s take … Continue reading

The Vicious Circle of Negative Automatic Thinking

The Vicious Circle of Negative Automatic Thinking

When we are stressed and anxious, our Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) assault us involuntarily… the thoughts go round and round… they become more and more unhelpful and destructive – they cause us to ‘feel’ distressing emotions – this prevents us from doing things we wish we could/would – and of course procrastinating gives us even … Continue reading

A Thought Replacement Exercise – a CBT worksheet/handout

A Thought Replacement Exercise – a CBT worksheet/handout

Changing your thinking with cognitive behavioral therapy.. A simple exercise to challenge your negative automatic thinking, and replace with healthy alternative thinking….. | Catch the negative thought: Keep a journal, taking notes of the actual thoughts you are thinking when you’re in a situation that upsets you and ends in self-limiting and self-sabotaging behaviour. Example: … Continue reading