CHAPTER6

Visualization and Imagery

In This Chapter

  • How to use your imagination to make situations less stressful
  • Consciously changing negative images
  • Desensitizing yourself to emotional images
  • Coping with spontaneous or automatic images

Visualization and imagery, while not a type of therapy, are often used in CBT. They are two of the most important and powerful tools you can use to make positive changes in your life. Spontaneous images, much like automatic thoughts, can be a result of a distorted thinking. In this chapter, you will learn how to use visualization when handling difficult situations as well as ways to control your mental images. ...

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