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CBT

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Happiness

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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

Panic Assistance

Motivational Audios

Mindfulness Training

Rational Thinking

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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RECENT ARTICLES

Are You Passive Aggressive and Want to Change?

When Your Loved One Refuses Help

The Porcupine Effect: Pushing Others Away When You Want to Connect

What if You Considered Other Peoples' Views?

20 Steps to Better Self-Esteem

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

All Audio Articles

CBT Irrational Thinking Articles



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

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (MCBT) WHEN YOU HAVE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Discusses expectations of MCBT and how to assess your efforts when practicing the methods.

DOES COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY LACK COMPASSION? IT DEPENDS UPON THE THERAPIST
Discussion of a complaint made by some people regarding their experience with CBT and explains what to look for in a CBT therapist.

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.

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS
Describes research showing the effectiveness of CBT compared to medication.

MAKING ATTRIBUTIONS FOR A HEALTHIER ATTITUDE
Discusses how people tend to explain behavior and inaccuracies that can occur.

LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND STATISTICS
Explains problems that occur in the popular media when sharing statistics regarding health issues.

RATIONAL APPROACH TO THE HOLIDAYS
Holidays can be stressful for many people. This article discusses how changing thinking can reduce the stress.

Irrational Thinking Styles

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

DANGER: NEGATIVITY AHEAD
Discusses the danger of engaging in negative thinking about the self, others, and situations.

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.

READ BOOKS, NOT MINDS
Discusses the irrational belief that others should know what you want or what you are feeling without telling them directly or that you know what others are thinking or feeling.

TO SHOULD? OR, NOT TO SHOULD? DEMAND THINKING
Describes irrational thinking of shoulds or demands/expectations which are often perfectionistic or critical in nature.

CBT Techniques

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

THE WORRY BOX TECHNIQUE
Describes how to reduce worry/anxiety by examining the importance of the worry and what can be done to manage the worry.



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