How to Do your own CBT Therapy

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Automatic Thoughts

Automatic thoughts are thoughts that “pop up” in response to a situation or event. Many times we don’t even recognize them. They happen automatically. These thoughts can influence how we act and feel…

Cognitive distortions

Sally’s automatic thought was based on a “cognitive distortion”

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Core Beliefs to Automatic Thoughts

Categories of Core Beliefs


Acceptance of thoughts and moods really just means observing without judgement. This can be a great alternative to our tendency to immediately evaluate, judge, and critique them.


Acceptance means recognizing these thoughts and feelings exist WITHOUT adding meaning or judgement…

Final Thoughts

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