Statistics from Mind UK state that approximately 1 in 6 people in the UK will experience a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression in any given week, so it’s not surprising that in the current uncertain times many of us will be experiencing negative, ruminating thoughts, which then affect our emotional and physical wellbeing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings and behaviour are all connected and interact together. Specifically, our thoughts affect our emotions which then affect the way we behave. The evidence shows that changing one changes the others.
In this short video I share some CBT strategies to help those of you who maybe experiencing negative, sometimes catastrophising thoughts, so you can learn how to ‘turn them down’ or even ‘off’, helping you to focus on more realistic, even positive thoughts.
By focusing on our distorted thinking patterns we can learn to change them, so we can better manage our emotions, develop healthier and improved coping strategies, and reduce our current levels of anxiety and stress.
I hope you find the video helpful, and if you have any questions please feel free to e mail me.
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