In this episode, I talk about the types of thoughts and thinking patterns that can lead to, or exacerbate, anxiety. I discuss how you can learn to become an observer of your thoughts to help you identify your thinking patterns, thoughts, feelings and emotions and introduce you to basic techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and CFT (Compassion Focussed Therapy) to help you start to relate to your thoughts in a different way.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
I hope you enjoy the episode!
In the episode I discuss a thought observation sheet which you can download by clicking here.
The Little CBT Workbook – easy to access & very helpful CBT book
The Happiness Trap – excellent book on ACT
More about Rick Hanson’s description of the brain’s negative bias
More on self-compassion
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