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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Dr. Stephen Briers

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Grappling with negative thinking

So you have grasped the basic principle of CBT. You know your NATs from your core beliefs and are getting better at spotting both. You can even recognise common thinking errors and traps. By this stage you will be all too aware of the power of your thoughts to twist reality into forms that can upset, frighten or depress you. You recognise that although it may well be appropriate to experience such feelings from time to time, if you are experiencing such emotions on a regular basis then the chances are your habitual ways of thinking are probably at fault.

Fortunately, because these ways of thinking offer an unrealistic or warped perception of ...

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