Chapter 1

Focus on what you want

How to make what’s important to you move to the centre of your life and how to use it to boost your resilience

There are some fantastic books on resilience and a number of trainers delivering pretty good courses. We have been to a fair few of them and it is likely that some of you have too. So why is this different?

Well, as you know from the introductory chapter, CBT is all about beliefs. The things that we believe in are vitally important to our sense of self and our understanding of who we are. All too many of us, however, go about our daily lives virtually ignoring the beliefs that shape and define us. So many people say that x (music, philanthropy, justice, any number of things) is massively important ...

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