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Tempting Thoughts as Distorted Thoughts Tip #2 of 3 Tips for CBT Addictions Treatment
One of the many wise contributions that Dr. David Burns gave to the cognitive treatment of behavioral habits and addictions is showing that TEMPTING thoughts are distorted thoughts in habits and addictions, the exact same way as NEGATIVE thoughts are distorted thoughts in depression and anxiety. Here are a few examples: ....Read More.
The Gentle Ultimatum Tip #1 of 3 Tips for CBT Addictions Treatment
There are many situations during which our patients ask us for things we cannot do. For example, help improve depression while regularly smoking marijuana, help them with anxiety without doing exposure work, or help with alcohol addiction without quitting alcohol use. ....Read More.
How to Stop Putting Things Off: A Series of Steps
Procrastination is the act of delaying something. It’s getting easier than ever to keep putting things off. More people have joined these ranks in the last few years as the pandemic shifted work; working from home is now ordinary instead of exceptional. Work-from-homers might still report to a boss, but the structures, routines, and rewards of working in an office have changed drastically. ....Read More.