Chapter 5

Testing yourself to get better

‘The reason you haven’t heard of it, Mr Scott, is because you haven’t discovered it yet.’

Spock, Star Trek

Ever seen an episode of the original Star Trek? If so, you’ll know that the ‘pointy-eared’ star of the show is Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan ‘science officer’ who serves under Captain Kirk. Spock is renowned for remaining cool, detached and calm in all crises – despite his vulnerable human side. He is also known for analysing problems at breakneck speed, announcing ‘It’s logical, Captain’.

CBT asks you to take on a Spock-like role in order to analyse your own problems. You will be asked to examine yourself anew as you try to pinpoint your own difficulties from a more detached perspective. ...

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