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CBT

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POPULAR ARTICLES

Crazy-Makers: Dealing with Passive-Aggressive People

Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

When You Have Been Betrayed

Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

Happy Habits: 50 Suggestions

The Secret of Happiness: Let It Find You (But Make the Effort)

Excellence vs. Perfection

Depression is Not Sadness

Conflict in the Workplace

Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

Promoting Healthy Behavior Change

10 Common Errors in CBT

What to Do When Your Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Marriage

Rejection Sensitivity, Irrational Jealousy and Impact on Relationships

For Women Only: How to Have the Relationship of Your Dreams

What to Do When Your Partner's Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Relationship

Making Attributions for a Healthier Attitude

Happiness is An Attitude

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Guide to How to Set Achieveable Goals

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

Co-Dependency: An Issue of Control

The Pillars of the Self-Concept: Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy

Catastrophe? Or Inconvenience?

POPULAR AUDIOS

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Relaxation for Children

Change Yourself--Don't Wait for the World to Change

Loving Kindness Meditation

Self-Esteem Exercise

Meadow Relaxation

Rainy Autumn Morning

Energizing Audios

Quick Stress Relief

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies You Were Told

Choosing Happiness

Lotus Flower Relaxation

Audio Version of Article: Crazy-Makers: Passive-Aggressive People

Audio Version of Article: Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

Audio Version of Article: Happiness Is An Attitude

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7 Rules and 8 Methods for Responding to Passive-aggressive People

5 Common Microaggressions Against Those With Mental Illness

What to Expect from Mindfulness-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) When You Have Depression and Anxiety

Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Lack Compassion? It Depends Upon the Therapist

When Needs Come Into Conflict

What to Do When Anger Hurts Those You Love

A Brief Primer On the Biology of Stress and How CBT Can Help

50 Tools for Panic and Anxiety

Coping With Change: Psychological Flexibility

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ending a Bad Relationship

I'm Depressed. I'm Overwhelmed. Where Do I Start?



NEW AUDIOS

Hot Springs Relaxation

5 Methods to Managing Anger

Panic Assistance While Driving

Autogenic Relaxation Training

Rainbow Sandbox Mindfulness

Mindfulness Training

Riding a Horse Across the Plains

Cityscape Mindfulness

Change Yourself--Don't Wait for the World to Change

The Great Desert Mindfulness

Tropical Garden Mindfulness

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies You Were Told

Probability and OCD

Choosing Happiness

Magic Bubbles for Children

Lotus Flower Relaxation

Cloud Castles for Children

Hot Air Balloon Motivation

Day of Fishing Mindfulness

Audio Version of Article: Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

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Audio Articles

The following articles have audio versions:

Anxiety
CBT Irrational Thinking Articles
Conflict Resolution
Happiness
Jealousy
Relationships
Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
Wellness

Anxiety

50 TOOLS FOR PANIC AND ANXIETY
Describes 50 evidence-based tools from cognitive-behavioral therapy for coping with anxiety disorders.

HOW TO MANAGE PANIC AND ANXIETY
Explains what panic is and is not, how it is maintained by the anxiety cycle, and some methods to learn how to control it.

COPING WITH CHANGE: PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY
Discusses the concept of adapting to change and how CBT can improve psychological flexibility.

CBT Irrational Thinking

HOW DO WE CHANGE IRRATIONAL THINKING?
Provides an overview of how cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) works.

10 COMMON ERRORS MADE IN COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Discusses how to make CBT most effective by addressing common errors that occur.

COPING WITH CHANGE: PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY
Discusses the concept of adapting to change and how CBT can improve psychological flexibility.

CATASTROPHE? OR INCONVENIENCE?
Examines catastrophic thinking which is the tendency to assume the worst-case scenario is likely to occur.

USE YOUR HEAD! AND YOUR HEART!
Describes emotional reasoning which is the tendency to believe emotions are accurate without evaluating them.

EXCELLENCE VS. PERFECTION
Compares perfectionistic thinking with striving for excellence.

BUT IT HAPPENED BEFORE!
Generalizing is the irrational belief that because something occurred one time it is more likely to occur again.

WHEN THE NEED FOR CONTROL GETS OUT OF CONTROL
Examines the Internal Control Fallacy of needing to be in control and responsible for everything and the External Control Fallacy which is believing everything that happens is due to luck or uncontrollable circumstances.

WHY ARE PEOPLE MEAN? DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY
Describes the different reasons people are mean on a continuum for unintentional to malicious.

UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE COGNITIVE DIARY
Describes how to change irrational thinking styles by using the cognitive diary technique.

Conflict Resolution

WHY ARE PEOPLE MEAN? DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY
Understanding the reasons for hurtful behavior can lead to greater resolution of problems in relationships.

STRUGGLING TO FORGIVE: AN INABILITY TO GRIEVE
Discusses the normal grief process and how it impacts forgiveness.

CRAZY-MAKERS: PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PEOPLE
The passive-aggressive style of communication can cause considerable problems in relationships.

WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN BETRAYED
Talks about how to handle betrayal when it truly has occurred.

Happiness

THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS: LET IT FIND YOU (BUT MAKE THE EFFORT)
Discusses the concept of happiness and the common obstacles to achieving happiness. Reviews the methods on how to reduce the obstacles to happiness.

HAPPY HABITS: 50 SUGGESTIONS
A description of 50 different suggestions that can help create opportunities for happiness.

HAPPINESS IS AN ATTITUDE
Discusses how thinking, not events, influence overall happiness.

SADNESS IS A STATE OF HAPPINESS
Explains how all emotions are an important part of happiness.

Jealousy

REJECTION SENSITIVITY, IRRATIONAL JEALOUSY, & IMPACT ON RELATIONSHIPS
Examines the fear of rejection, its relation to irrational jealousy, and how it negatively affects relationships.

WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN BETRAYED
Talks about how to handle betrayal when it truly has occurred.

Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy

THE PILLARS OF THE SELF-CONCEPT: SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-EFFICACY
Discusses the different but similar concepts of self-esteem and self-efficacy.

Wellness

A BRIEF PRIMER ON THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND HOW CBT CAN HELP
Explains the biology of the stress reaction and how cognitive-behavioral therapy impacts that process at the biological level.

THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS: LET IT FIND YOU (BUT MAKE THE EFFORT)
Discusses the concept of happiness and the common obstacles to achieving happiness. Reviews the methods on how to reduce the obstacles to happiness.

WHY ARE MEDITATIVE RELAXATION AND MINDFULNESS IMPORTANT?
Discusses the relaxation and different methods. Good introduction before using relaxation and mindfulness audios.

MOBILIZING YOUR BODY'S RESOURCES: HEALING FROM ILLNESS OR INJURY
Discusses the natural methods of healing.



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