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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Workshop
-About Change
-Common Obstacles
-CBT Overview
-CBT Principles in Action
-Thoughts Cause Feelings
-Automatic Thoughts
-Unrealistic Thoughts
-Depression Affects Thinking
-Thinking Styles
-Thinking Styles Example
-Summary of Principles
-Keeping an Automatic Thought Record
-Thoughts and Feelings
-Step #1: Record Info
-Step #2: Rate Info
-Step #3: Respond to Info
-Helen's Responses
-Step #4: Get Results
-Appropriate Expectations

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-Thinking Styles List
-Automatic Thought Record
-Strategies for Balanced Thinking
-Mood Chart

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Workshop

Summary of CBT Principles

At this point, you have learned some basic principles of CBT:

  • Our thoughts can influence our moods in powerful ways
  • Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are closely related, influencing each other
  • Thoughts cause feelings, not events
  • Our thoughts about events may be realistic, unrealistic, or somewhere in between
  • There are characteristic styles of thinking that can lead to unnecessary distress

In the remainder on the workshop, you'll learn how to put all of this together towards improving your mood.

Thinking Styles Example
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Automatic Thought Record



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