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Lesson 10. CBT and DBT. 6 ways to develop coping thoughts and addressing thoughts. Notes.

AhHa! Moments. *Alan Partridge Voice*

This lesson was very Informative about the differences between CBT and DBT. It was useful to get some professional clarity and confirmation about the differences between the two models of psychotherapy and how the two are used to address different things, issues and components of mental illness if that's the correct expression.

 It was interesting to have confirmed that DBT is a modified form of CBT that employs traditional CBT techniques, but also implements other skills from zen Buddhism like mindfulness, acceptance, and tolerating distress tools. This lesson made it so much clearer to me how this model of therapy is so much more suited to treating BPD and why. It's an eye opener. My interest in zen Buddhist mindfulness is now far greater. 

On a practical level, it was an ahha kind of thing to learn and hear about the introjection guilt tripping voice issues and how important it is to unwind thoughts, links and negative associations. The triggers. This is something I need to work hard on. I have alot of mess from the past that eats into this one very much. I still have demons, past and present to address on this front. Another eye opener and I look forward to and with trepidation, on working on this SNAFU! 

The final ahha thing I'll address quickly, as not to submit a too lengthy a brief is the observing our thoughts practices. All of them, each tool covered in this lesson is intriguing and exciting. I'm very keen to get practising these techniques as much as possible. As obvious as some tools seem, they have escaped me over the years and need to be taken seriously. Slowing my thought processes down in times of stimulation is so vital to my successful recovery from this horrid condition. 

I look forward to getting to grips with these mindful meditative thought tools. 




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