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Dealing with ‘stuck’ thoughts

Sometime thoughts are really hard to catch and pin down – they go around and around and get stuck. Sometimes this is because we try to work out a problem …

Parent’s view: Treatment

In this video you’ll hear from Emma’s mum, Lucy, about her experience with the effects of treatment on Emma. Please note: For the purposes of the course, these characters are …

Catch and challenge negative thoughts

In this video, watch a clinician talk to Emma’s mum about how she can help her daughter catch and challenge her ‘negative thoughts’. Having a thought doesn’t mean that it’s …

Finding alternative thoughts

When we check and challenge an automatic thought what then? It’s possible that this process quickly highlights some thoughts that are easy to challenge and amend. Often it’s useful to …

Thought catching

Catching thoughts is the first and essential stage of putting thoughts on trial. Because so many of our thoughts are automatic we can’t know if we’re making thinking mistakes. To …

Checking thoughts

When thoughts are automatic we don’t have the chance to check them out. Once we capture our thoughts we can give them a bit more attention. Here our aim is …

Putting thoughts on trial

One of the most difficult things about changing thoughts, or cognitions, is that our thoughts are often automatic. This means that we don’t necessarily notice our thoughts, they‘re not in …