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Whats worked for you

Ive been going to therapy for a while and i think my sessions are gunna end soon, its a combination of talking therapy and cbt. The talking does help but only to a degree i feel like im unloading a bit but actually moving forward seems to not be happening. I used to teach cbt myself (and was skeptical at the time) so i know the premise and think it does help sometimes but everytime my therapist starts going down the cbt route i cant help but feel its not helping.... anyways please share whats helped you, anybody found cbt worked for them anyone been like me? Maybe i am being stubborn but would really like to hear whats really worked for people.

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Curious to know, What is cbt?

I'm thinking of finally asking my doctor to a Therapist for help with my anxiety

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Cognitive behavioural therapy, its about breaking the cycle of negative thinking, so changing negative thoughts into positive ones which in turn is supposed create positive behaviour and positive actions and ultimately a better life. It includes self care so making sure you look after yourself and being your own best friend, changing how you think, using positive words for example.

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Ok. I have read about this. thank you for explaining

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don't laugh but just lately ive been youtubing the speakmans and im seeing some sense in what they are saying

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Not laughing at all, if it helps you then its good 😊

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I struggle with the concept of CBT also, I find the analogies used can be patronising & belittle the feelings I’m going through but the professionals just keep telling me this is the best way forward. Sometimes I feel I just say what they want to hear!!!!

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Yeh me too! Its like if something bad happens in your life your not going to be all sunshine and rainbows. Bad things hurt. Maybe be im wrong or just dont get it.

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20 years ago I went for CBT therapy at the Priory Clinic, cost a thousand pounds when a thousand pounds was a lot of money😊, I never understood a word of what it was all about.

Answer to your question: an Australian woman doctor who died 25 years ago and wrote 'Self help for your nerves' (Claire Weekes) available Amazon. Read a few of the reader reviews, says it all.

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CBT therapy works if you can get your mindset and environment to work with it. My psyc said its not going to work for me because once I start thinking differently my household (mother) forces me back into my old mindset because of her own fears and anxieties

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Did your psych offer an alternative suggestion? And yes i can see how your family situation can impact your mentality.

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For me not much since I am also her main caregiver. Long and short of it until things get where she is in Hopis or not on the planet I have to learn to cope with doom and gloom.

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