In this Episode we look at Cognitive Reappraisal (basically challenging your thoughts)
This is a VERY POWERFUL technique
We look at some of the tools that fall under the Cognitive Reappriasial heading such as:
- The Anxiety Equation
- Problem Solving
- Theory A vs Theory B
- Behavioural Experiments
- Challenging thoughts with evidence.
We’ve teamed up with James Wilson from Toulouse Therapy and produced a 4 part video series that can help address some of the common problems most of us face.
Over the 4 episodes we explore the Choice Tree model and how using this model can help us bring more happiness and contentment into our lives.
If you missed Episode 1 and 2 you can grab them via the links below:
In episode 1 we look at:
- Intro to the Choice Tree Model
- Two Minds (Choices Mind & Rooted Mind) – Introduce the existence of the two separate minds and how they interact.
- Unwanted cognitions/emotions/urges/sensations – Discuss some unwanted emotions (i.e. anxiety whilst in a social situation) and thoughts (i.e. “I’m going to make a mistake”).
In episode 2 we look at:
Rumination and the Rooted Mind – Discuss the “broken record” nature of rumination and how it represents the two minds “fusing” together.
Acceptance & Compassion – Talk about the need for self-acceptance and self-compassion
So grab a seat and tune into Episode 3 above
James has studied and worked in the therapeutic field for the past ten years. Before relocating to France he worked for one of the leading mental health providers in the UK.
During his time with the organisation he was based at a hospital providing therapy to both inpatients and outpatients, in group and one-to-one settings. He has worked extensively with patients struggling with depression, eating disorders and a range of anxiety disorders; including obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and work-related stress.
The therapy model he specialises in is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Research has shown CBT to be effective in helping people with a range of issues.