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You do not need to suffer from anxiety or depression in order to develop distorted thoughts. 

Most, if not all of us have at least one negative thinking pattern. It can come in the form of insecurity about our appearance. It can be a pessimistic outlook on life. It can be thought that other people do not like us. Whatever form it takes on, this thought pattern is a distorted one because it inhibits us from growing into our fullest potential and causes us to have a bleak view of the world.

The patient might be given a thought record. It has the appearance of a calendar and the patient is expected to write down their thoughts from day to day in order to discover trends in their thought processes.

The next step in CBT is for the patient to set goals for themselves. 

These can be small at first. In fact, it is more effective to set a small, more achievable goal for yourself. 

This will help you to develop more positive thinking. As you accomplish these smaller goals, it will allow you to work up to larger ones because you will feel more capable of controlling your own fate. 

Negative thought patterns are rooted in and thrive on a person’s idea that they are at the mercy of the world around them and do not have control over what happens to them. An example of this could be a person with social anxiety delivering a speech to a small audience, working up to performing in an auditorium full of people. 

Ultimately in cognitive behavioral therapy, the patient is to work towards desensitizing themselves through a technique that is known as exposure therapy. 

This is a very difficult stage because the patient has to face the source of their distorted thought patterns.

You want to know more?

If yes, then this book is for you

©2020 Dr. Daniel Shepherd (P)2020 Dr. Daniel Shepherd

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The Content of the audio-book is very good.

This audio-book has been so helpful for me! It has allowed me to sift through what I am thinking and feeling and put some order to it. Makes good sense! I love it!!!!

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This audio-book was awesome very informative!

Excellent audio-book! Can be used for your self or for patients and clients. Broken down into steps and is in understandable language for the lay person, yet suitable for the professional. Definitely a audio-book to get and keep.

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I found this audio-book truly inspiring !!

This audio-book has been helping me with both anxiety, intrusive thoughts and depression. I love the exercises it offers to guide you. Thanks to the author.

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You can control your thoughts and feelings !!

I’m going to try and use these techniques to help my anxiety as I have suffered with it since the birth of my son. I am also a person who likes lists and to decorated so i think the exercises in the back of the audio-book are helpful.

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This was a very good listen !

A thorough, comprehensive, conversational, easy to understand, and above all, HELPFUL audio-book. It takes the listener through a basic understanding of CBT !!

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This audio-book is wonderful.

If you really want to learn how to wrestle with depression and anxiety and WIN! You need to listen this audio-book. You need to learn and apply the tools it gives you. Its not a one day thing its a lifetime of work in order to truly be better.

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I also recommend you listen to this audio-book !!

Exercise more, seek counseling and be open about your condition. You don't have to do it alone or go through it alone. You have resources along with this audio-book. Use them and you will see results.

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The audio-book is easy to listen and understand.

I absolutely love CBT! I've been going to a psychiatrist who is licensed to practice CBT in the Philippines it's quite rare to find, and I am telling you, most of my relationships have changed for the better.

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This audio-book changed my life in a very good !

I learned that I must unlearn some things and think differently in order to enhance my happiness. I'm going to listen this audio-book more than once.

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Learning a better way to communicate with myself.

Wallace touches on some major points that directly related to my personal life. Not only does this audio-book encourage self acceptance, but it provides the tools to help identify the mental challenges that hold us back from living our best life.

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Truly Inspiring and Life Changing !!

I myself am guilty of constant negative thinking which doesnt help with anxiety and leads to depression. This audio-book is a great way to start changing that. Very easy to listen and follow.

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While this audio-book is decorated scientifically

This audio-book could be used independently or in conjunction with therapy. Changing your mind truly does change your perspective, which changes your life!

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This audio-book helped me so much!

I was thoroughly impressed by how the author recorded the essence of what it is like to suffer from anxiety and depression. While his real world examples were sometimes a bit extreme !!

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  • 04-15-20

Easy to digest and really opens your eyes.

This audio-book made me realize how much easier it can be to take charge of anxiety and it's symptoms than I had originally thought. The explanation of how you can completely change your thought process when dealing with anxiety is an amazing discovery !!

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Great helper and guide audio-book.

This audio-book made me feel like the author really understood how it feels to fight with yourself and your emotions day after day. I have only begun to follow his advice and am already seeing a change in myself.

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  • 04-15-20

A great tool to helping combat anxiety

This simple, straightforward quote put the rest of the audio-book in perspective. The audio-book is broken down into seven main sections and each section has multiple subsections which allow you to absorb the information in bite-size pieces.

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  • 04-15-20

This audio-book is extremely helpful.

It definitely helped me not only get better control of my anxiety, but helped me to understand where it was coming from. If you need some help or peace of mind, check this audio-book out.

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The audio-book is very informative.

It explains how to conduct CBT by yourself, and when to ask for help if needed on your CBT journey. I like that it gives you a audio-book to help you get started and gather your thoughts.

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  • 04-15-20

Sometimes getting a little too technical !!

This audio-book gives insight without making it so complex that it's not understandable. Breaking down is a way of breathing through stereotypes and mental health myths. Author to the decorated for putting this together.

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Excellent intro to CBT Audio-book !!

I've been looking for a simple, easy to navigate explanation of CBT. As a disabled woman, it's easy to feel depressed and anxious. Negative thoughts about my self and societal worth are frequently present !!