We all need it…
Though you might not KNOW it.
But Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is So very important…
To keep you BEING you.
Maybe I should say?
CBT is important to keeping you, being a SANE you:
[via LifeHacker] Try These Cognitive Restructuring Exercises to Improve Your Mood and Reduce Stress ~by Alice Boyes
Cognitive restructuring is a core part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most effective psychological treatments for common problems like depression, anxiety disorders, and binge eating. Here, clinical and social psychologist Alice Boyes shares some CBT techniques you can try at home to reduce problems with mood, anxiety, and stress.
Choose one type of cognitive distortion to focus on at a time. Example: you recognize that you’re prone to “negative predictions.” For a week, just notice any times you find yourself making a negative prediction—for example, you might notice yourself expecting not to enjoy a party, expecting to feel too tired to exercise, expecting that your boss won’t like an idea, etc.
When you find yourself having the cognitive distortion, ask yourself: what other ways you could think? For the negative predictions example, you might ask yourself what other outcomes are possible. Try these three questions: What’s the worst possible thing that could happen? The best possible thing that could happen? The most realistic?
Mindfulness meditation involves picking a focus of attention, such as your breathing. For a set number of minutes, you focus on experiencing the sensations of your breathing, as opposed to thinking “about” your breathing.
Whenever any thoughts come into your mind, gently (and without self-criticism) bring your attention back to experiencing the sensations of your breathing. Mindfulness meditation isn’t specifically a tool for cognitive restructuring but it’s a great way to train yourself to be mindful (aware) of when you’ve become lost in thought. Mindful awareness of what thoughts you’re having is an essential first step in cognitive restructuring.
And because it is…
How about a little CBT therapy for ya, inn this video which will help with a bit of “mindful meditation”?
No, no need to thank me:
[via PopSci]his is an edited, single-shot (not time-lapse) video of the moon rising over Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand two days ago. It was filmed by Australian Astrophotographer Mark Gee, who was sweet enough to share it with NASA, who was awesome enough to post it as their Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).
Moonrises happen about every 25 hours–the moon’s orbit around the Earth delays its rise by about 50 minutes each day–which means that it comes up after sunset about half the time. All you need is a horizon to watch it on.
To be quite honest…
I have been needing a little Cognitive Behavioral Therapy myself.
So bringing it here?
Just means we ALL benefit.