CHAPTER24

Preparing to Backslide

In This Chapter

  • Understanding lapses
  • How to identify high-risk situations
  • Stopping a lapse in its tracks
  • How to make CBT part of your life

You might believe that by the time you finish this book, all your problems should be gone. But this book is just the beginning of your journey to a healthier and happier life. CBT is a lifestyle change, not a “one-and-done” approach to difficulties. Hopefully, you have learned strategies that help you notice negative thoughts and behaviors and address them quickly. The good news is that you can’t ever go back to square one. You now know what to do when feeling depressed, ...

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