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Manage Stress by James Manktelow

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Manage Unhappy Moods

Sometimes negative thinking is more than a passing emotion and becomes a more pervasive mood. Cognitive restructuring will help you to challenge your negative moods and change the thinking that lies behind them.

Turn Your Mood Around

Negative moods are not only unpleasant – they reduce the quality of your performance and undermine your working and social relationships. Cognitive restructuring can help you to turn these moods around so that you can approach situations in a more positive frame of mind. The principle behind this technique is that our moods are driven by what we tell ourselves, and that this, in turn, is based on our interpretation of our environment.

Case Study: Managing Unhappy Moods

Melinda had been feeling ...

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