Tagged with cognitive behavioral therapy

Using CBT to deal with public speaking anxiety…

Using CBT to deal with public speaking anxiety…

Are you afraid of public speaking? Does that fear make you limit yourself in your professional and/or personal life with ‘avoidant behaviour’? Does that fear affect your performance if you do find yourself in a situation where you have to do it, preventing you from preparing well and giving your best? Cognitive behavioural training / … Continue reading

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 can’t ‘catch’ our negative automatic thoughts, then we can’t 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 changing it to healthy rational thinking instead. This post is a … 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

When stress becomes a disorder.. a CBT view

When stress becomes a disorder.. a CBT view

Is your stress taking over? Here’s how to find out, and fix it. Thousands of Irish people who are suffering from elevated and dangerous levels of stress as a result of the economic crisis are in danger of developing anxiety or depression. The dangers of stress are not widely enough understood – people need to … Continue reading