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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for non-specialists


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This slideset goes with the webinar (recording after slide 1) which is aimed at adults supporting young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing issues. Parents, teachers or other staff will learn the basics of what CBT is and how they can use the basic principles to enable them to support a young person in questioning negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for non-specialists

  1. 1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) a very brief introduction Dr Pooky Knightsmith @PookyH
  2. 2. Helps us to feel better by changing the way we feel think and behave CBT Thoughts FeelingsActions
  3. 3. Helps us to feel better by changing the way we feel think and behave Thoughts FeelingsActions I’m a failure… Hopeless. . Anxious.. Avoidanc e I’m good at this… Happy Confident .. Willing to try
  4. 4. ResponseInterpretation Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius, emperor AD 161-180 Event
  5. 5. ACTIVITY You’re stuck in traffic on your way to an important appointment. Discuss one thought that would lead you to feel each of the following emotions: Anxiety | Low mood | Anger Guilt | Relaxed
  6. 6. We can interpret and respond to the same situation in many different ways…
  7. 7. Notice Motivate Question Practise Explore how negative thought / behaviour cycles might be impacting Explore the benefits of thinking or behaving differently Introduce questions to help break the cycle (Hold that thought..)
  8. 8. ? What is the evidence ?
  9. 9. ? Is there an alternative explanation?
  10. 10. ? How useful is this thought ?
  11. 11. ? What can I practically do now ?
  12. 12. ? What would I say to a friend ?
  13. 13. Notice Motivate Question Practise
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  15. 15. | @charliewtrust | @pookyh Lovely Free Stuff from CWMT…
  16. 16. | @charliewtrust | @pookyh Free Book Club for School Mental Health Leads @CharlieWTrust | @PookyH
  17. 17. | @charliewtrust | @pookyh Mental Health: Weekly Online Learning for Staff working with CYP @CharlieWTrust | @PookyH
  18. 18. | @charliewtrust | @pookyh Mental Health: Free training and workshops for school staff, pupils and parents @CharlieWTrust | @PookyH
  19. 19. | @charliewtrust | @pookyh E-Newsletter Highlighting events, resources, research etc @CharlieWTrust | @PookyH
  20. 20. | @charliewtrust | @pookyh Dr Pooky Knightsmith Director: CYP& Schools Charlie Waller Memorial Trust | 01635 869754 @PookyH