Tagged with cognitive behavioural therapy

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 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

Understanding and tackling ‘interview anxiety’ – a CBT view

Understanding and tackling ‘interview anxiety’ – a CBT view

An exercise in disputing irrational extreme ‘Interview Anxiety’ with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy… Interview Anxiety – A Case Study Click the above table image for easy reading, or download as a PDF handout: CBT_ABCD_InterviewAnxiety On examination, Patricia learns that she has a negative ‘self-talk’ pattern. Her thoughts are absolute and extreme and not quite rational (not … Continue reading