Episode 15 – Henk Explains How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

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Episode 15 –Henk Explains How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

The topic at a glance

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps us become aware of our habitual behaviors and how certain thought processes support these behaviors.

  • CBT can help us become aware of cognitive distortions such as emotional reasoning and mental filtering – these ‘mind traps’ can result in negativity.

  • CBT uses tools such as the ABC method to help us to challenge our thoughts – this then leads to positive behavioral changes.

  • CBT can teach people how to become their own therapist.

Hope Mindful Compassion Show – Episode 15 – Henk Explains How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

A covernsation between Paul Garrigan & Henk Nagel
In this episode, Henk discusses the value of CBT for people recovering from addiction. He explains how this approach is incorporated into the Hope program, and how clients can continue to use these tools once they return home.

Here is a link to the book Henk recommends at the end of the show Cognitive Behvioural Therapy for Dummies by Rhena Branch & Rob Wilson

Some of the topics covered in the show include:

  • What is CBT?

  • Why is (CBT) useful for people in recovery?

  • Where does CBT come from?

  • How is CBT used at Hope Rehab?

  • Can clients gain a good grasp of CBT during their time at Hope?

  • Can you give examples of the tools available in CBT?

  • What is the ABC technique?

  • Does CBT work quickly or is it an ongoing process?

  • What are ‘mind traps’?

  • Why are cognitive distortions a problem?

  • Can people learn CBT from a book?

  • Can you recommend any resources that would be useful for people interested in CBT?

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