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What is CBT? As I stated in my answer to a previous question on CBT, The basic concept of CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was developed by Aaron Temkin Beck, and as mentioned before, CBT is a combination of behaviourism and behaviour therapy, and cognitive theories and their application in therapeutic settings (Reeves, 2013). CBT helps to ...


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As I mentioned previously in the comments, there are a wide range of relaxation techniques which can be used within CBT. Having not read the book mentioned, I looked it up and found how the relaxation technique was described in the book. From this I can tell you that the technique you have been taught is called Progressive Muscle Relaxation [PMR] (McCallie,...


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While there are major issues surrounding CBT in general, and the clinical studies (see my answer to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations), the UK charity Mind, points out (Mind, n.d.) that: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – the organisation that produces guidelines on best practice in health care – currently recommends [in ...


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I suspect we adopt irrational positions when we have an implicit choice available and our frame of mind, owing to biological factors such as stress hormone levels, favors rapid choices over thoughtful reflection on the circumstances we face. Dual process theory provides a decent framework for thinking about this. There is a remarkable body of literature ...


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As Bryan Krause suggested (above), talking with your psychotherapist is likely the most important next step for you to take. Also, please note that what I write below is simply general information about cognitive behavioral therapy. I do not know your situation. What I share with you here is not personal advice. It is information only. You might find it ...


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The use of assumptions in clinical settings seems to play into the errors you mention. Cueball is just as prone to distortions as Megan. According to Dawes, Faust, & Meehl (1989), a professional in the field has to rely on one of two choices when making a decision on a client, either their own clinical judgment which is based on experience and knowledge ...


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These are typically called cognitive distortions and are a mainstay of CBT, but are equally likely to be addressed by any cognitive psychotherapist. This is usually done by building skills to identify and challenge such thoughts. In the much older (and largely outdated) school of psychoanalysis, these are typically referred to as a defense mechanism called ...


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Here are some reasons I collected that can explain why we have wrong ideas: Naïve realism Egocentrism Illusion of transparency Self-conscious emotions


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I suppose the word "accept" you hear comes from the acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. According to the link, the healthy attitudes towards the problem (e.g. obesity) are: Accept your reactions and be present Choose a valued direction Take action So to answer your question, it is about accepting your reactions, your emotions about the problem, not ...


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Another way to phrase these questions would be: Why do humans feel fear and anxiety? Why are humans particularly sensitive to potential losses See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_aversion In the broadest terms, the answer is that we evolved to have these mental characteristics because they probably gave our ancestors a survival and/or reproductive edge ...


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In a very elementary and basic way Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on mental schemas and behavior modification techniques. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_(psychology) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy In the formulation of the case the professional analyzes how attitudes, behavioral dispositions, behavior and the ...


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