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Posts Tagged ‘cognitive behavioral therapy’

Bringing Our Past Into The Present…More On Core Beliefs

Bringing Our Past Into The Present…More On Core Beliefs

Our core beliefs have a large impact on how we view ourselves, other people, the world around us and predict the future. I work with my clients to help them discover their core beliefs, which is a significant part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”). Our  core beliefs […]

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Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Thinking About Your Core Beliefs…The CBT Way

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) teaches us that long-standing beliefs about people, yourself and the world around you are called “core beliefs.” Many of us consider these core beliefs to be 100% true and valid at all times, which can lead us to engage in “tunnel vision” of sorts…selectively ignoring evidence […]

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Stress Management Tips…

Stress Management Tips…

Stress is not easy to deal with. Many of us learned how to work through stressful life situations by observing our parents and social support network as we grew up. Stress is very much an expected and normal part of our lives (especially if you live in […]

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Assessing Your Communication…

Assessing Your Communication…

“Ultimately the bond of companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Communication is one of the most important building blocks of a healthy relationship. In my work with couples, it’s the area people seem to struggle with the most. Difficulties in communication can be at the […]

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Thinking About Your Thinking…Cognitive Distortions

Thinking About Your Thinking…Cognitive Distortions

What does it mean to think about your thinking? What’s a cognitive distortion and why do so many people have them? Cognitive distortions are simply ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. These inaccurate thoughts are usually used to reinforce negative thinking […]

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Try These Coping Statements for Anxiety…

Try These Coping Statements for Anxiety…

Coping statements are a tool that I use with many of my clients who feel anxious or overwhelmed. These positive statements can help you cultivate attitudes of accepting and allowing the needed time to pass during a panic attack. Many of my clients actually find it helpful […]

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Systems Thinking…It’s All Connected

Systems Thinking…It’s All Connected

Many of my clients come into my office and begin their session by tell me that they are interested in changing just “one small thing“. During my training as a therapist, we spoke a great deal about “systems“. Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one […]

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Everyone seems to be talking about evidence-based practice and the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) these days…so I thought I would put together a post to review the basics of this form of treatment. CBT has become increasingly popular in recent years with both mental health consumers […]

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