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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

20 Steps to Better Self-Esteem

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

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?


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

All Audio Articles

Kindle Books by Dr. Monica Frank


Why You Get Anxious When You Don't Want To

Why People Feel Grief at the Loss of an Abusive Spouse or Parent

“Are You Depressed?”: Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment

15 Coping Statements for Panic and Anxiety

Beyond Tolerating Emotions: Becoming Comfortable with Discomfort

Emotion Training: What is it and How Does it Work?

How You Can Be More Resistant to Workplace Bullying

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?

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?


Building Blocks Emotion Training

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

All Audio Articles

Cognitive Diary Training Examples

  • For help in learning to use a cognitive diary, read article Understanding and Using the Cognitive Diary

  • Related PsychNotes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 1: Boyfriend Forgot Birthday

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 2: Doctor is Frustrated with Me

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 3: Saying "No" to My Daughter

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 4: Husband Says "I Don't Care"

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 5: Wife Won't Leave Me Alone When I'm Upset

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 6: Husband Wants Me to Go to Work Event

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 7: Son Doesn't Do What I Ask

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 8: Best Friend Dating My Ex

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 9: Passed Over for Promotion

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 10: Being Assertive with Boss

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 11: Disrespectful Attitude from Adult Child

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 12: Too Depressed to Call

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 13: Jealous of Wife Talking to Another Man

  • The Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help app helps you to determine some ways to challenge the irrational thinking. Once you have done that, it is important to read the rational challenges frequently until they automatically come to mind rather than the irrational thinking.

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 14: Fear of Panic in Meeting

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 15: "Snippy" Email from Friend

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 16: Fear of Having a Panic Attack While Flying

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 17: Catastrophizing About Medical Tests

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 18: What if My Co-workers Find Out I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 19: For OCD: What if I Forget to Lock My Doors?

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 20: Responsible for Others' Feelings

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 21: Just Trying to be Helpful

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 22: Sister Marrying the Wrong Man

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 23: Hopelessness Due to Depression

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 24: Happiness Dependent Upon Wife

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 25: Co-worker Doesn't Like Me

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 26: Fiance Spends Valentine's Day with Son

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 27: Toxic Family and Holiday Visits

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 28: Husband's Unreasonable Expectations of ADD Wife

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 29: Back-stabbing Doctor Colleague

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 30: Husband Gives the Silent Treatment

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 31: Saying "I'm Fine" When I'm Not

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 32: Insomnia: Worrying About Not Sleeping

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 33: I Can't STAND It!

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 34: Eating When Feeling Lonely

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 35: Making Assumptions about Another's Intentions

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 36: Worried that Someone Dislikes Her

  • Cognitive Diary Training Example 37: "My co-workers should respect me!"

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • When You have Negative Thoughts about Your Thoughts
  • Don't Assume You Know What Others Are Thinking and Feeling
  • Treating Social Anxiety Disorder: Comparing Mindfulness Training and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Efficiency: Determining the Difference Between Perfectionism and Striving for Excellence
  • “Which Coping Strategy Should I Use?”
  • Blaming as a Way of Feeling in Control
  • How Does Cognitive Therapy Help Depression?
  • Why You Need to Write to Challenge Thinking
  • Be Sure to Sleep After Exposure Treatment
  • Rejection Elicits Positive Coping Among Those With High Self-Esteem
  • This Is Your Brain on Change
  • Treatment Resistant Depression isn't Resistant to Cognitive Therapy
  • Did You Know Psychotherapy Has Stronger Scientific Evidence Than Many Common Medical Procedures?
  • Binge Eating: CBT vs. Medication
  • Why CBT Instead of Medication?
  • Problem with Depression and CBT: It Can Be OverWhelming
  • How Effective is CBT for Children With Anxiety Disorders?
  • Be Realistic! Not Optimistic!
  • CBT Reduces Anxiety During Breast Cancer Treatment
  • CBT vs. Medication for Depression
  • Effectiveness of Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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