Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has taken a bit of a bad rap recently with meta-analytical research showing it seems to be getting increasingly less effective in the treatment of depression.
And neuroscience is showing that strong emotions often precede thoughts, so changing thoughts may do little for extreme conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and addictions.
So in this video I seek to give you a sense of the true values and limitations of CBT, and I share 3 CBT techniques for anxiety.
If you are struggling with anxiety, my Overcome Fear and Anxiety session will help you relax, breathe, and soothe anxiety:
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0:00 Introduction: Aurelius was wrong on this
2:14 The shaky theory of changing thoughts to change feelings
3:40 3 simple CBT techniques for anxiety
3:53 CBT Technique 1: Focus on how the feelings will change
5:48 CBT Technique 2: Chew it over, and act normal
8:25 CBT Technique 3: Catch the underlying assumption and chase down logical conclusions
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++About Mark Tyrrell++
Psychology is my passion. I’ve been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.
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