Theory of Positive Disintegration 101: On Becoming Your Authentic Self

Theory of Positive Disintegration 101: On Becoming Your Authentic Self

Do you ever wonder why some people go through a life-altering crisis only to come out the other side stronger and more at peace with themselves, while others fall apart and struggle to carry on? It’s hard to predict who will rise from tragedy like a phoenix from the ashes and who will
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30 Best CBT Books to Teach Yourself Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

30 Best CBT Books to Teach Yourself Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been used for decades to treat a variety of disorders, from depression and anxiety to eating disorders and insomnia. One of the exciting aspects of CBT is that it can either be used by therapists to treat their clients,
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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT's Definition & Meaning

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT’s Definition & Meaning

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy which has become a crucial part of psychology. While it was originally formulated as a treatment for depression, it is now involved in the treatment of many different disorders. This article will define CBT, present a brief
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25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You have definitely heard about CBT. You may not know it, or you may not immediately assign meaning to those three letters placed side by side, but there’s almost no doubt that you have at least a passing familiarity with CBT. If you’ve ever interacted with a therapist, a counselor, o
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How to Use Mental Contrasting to Fulfil Your Wishes

“Positive thinking fools our minds into perceiving that we’ve already attained our goal, slackening our readiness to pursue it.” –Gabriele Oettingen (2014) “Think Positive”. At some point, someone has probably given you some variation of this popular adage. It is the motto of th
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Delayed Gratification: A Scientific Perspective on Self-Control

“No matter how bad you are at resisting temptations, there are ways to enhance self-control if you’re motivated to use them.” –Walter Mischel (2014) If given a choice between receiving 10 dollars today and 100 dollars tomorrow, most of us would likely opt for the latter. This ki
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Using Positive CBT with children and adolescents

How to Use Positive CBT On Children and Adolescents

Positive cognitive-behavioral therapy, or Positive CBT, is a strengths-based approach with positive psychology roots. The focus is not on what’s wrong with the client, but on what is right with them. A Positive CBT therapist focuses on building a client’s strengths and use
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Positive Psychotherapy vs CBT

Which works better, Positive Psychotherapy or CBT?

In describing Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) Seligman, Rashid and Parks (2006) posed the following question. “What kind of brain survived the ice ages? The one that assumed the good weather would last, or the one that was strongly biased toward anticipating disaster?” PPT is intended to
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CBT overview

CBT: A (Quick) Overview of Everything You Need to Know

CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, is one of the most popular forms of therapy in the field of Psychology (Beck & Beck, 2011). You may remember our recent article on Positive CBT, where we break down just how positive psychology is finding its way in this division of psychother
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Positive CBT: The Flip Side of the Coin

Positive Cognitive-behavioral therapy (PCBT) can be defined as a “strengths-based approach” with its roots in positive psychology. Its philosophy is based on the idea that we are capable beings and that we possess abilities within ourselves that influence behavior and our interpretati
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