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What CBT handouts did you read today?


And how did they make you feel? What behavioral exercises are you doing (for those who are further along in the therapy)?



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These three handouts are the ones I read the most. They generally clear up my negative thoughts for the most part. I just need to make sure to read them daily.

I read them daily for about three months about four years ago. They worked. I need to keep at it.

It would be a good idea to read them before or after going to the gym to help keep myself healthy psychologically and physically.

"The Patriarchy is a system. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it."
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Um, I have NO idea what these things are. Do you maybe have a helpful hint about how I can get some of the material? Is it available online? Are my psychologist(s), psychiatrists, occupational therapist(s) and host of medical professionals and doctors deliberately keeping me in the dark?

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Judging by the names, the CBT hand outs are from the Dr. Richards Overcoming Social anxiety Step by Step audio series.

You can get the book handouts from amazon for $10-$21. The online audio series has 25 session audio explanations of the therapy, PDFs of the handouts, and a few videos, and songs for each session. It's a bit of a steeper price though at $150.

I originally got the audio and handouts from torrents for free, but that was the old series, not sure if there's any for the the new series which came out a few months ago.
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This has always been the hardest for me, just reading the handouts. I never seem to have the time or focus to do it. I do listen to the tapes a lot and that helps, but the examples and stories do go on for a bit too long when you're listening to it for the 20th time, lol....

I think it's partially a general laziness I have, as well as a bit of a video game addiction, but also due to shift work and a constantly changing schedule. I'd always plan to devote a certain time to reading handouts, doing the therapy, going to a monthly meetup, etc. and then my schedule gets changed 3 days later and messes everything up.

I did set up reminders on my phone though, to go off at certain times each day or when arriving/leaving places. I had set ones up for:
The worrying hand out
Deserving statements
ANTs handout
Fighting paradox
And uhh profiency statements?
I didn't include the names
In all of them so not sure about the last one. Though with the reminders an iOS update messed it up and made it really hard to read the handouts, so even those I don't read too often anymore. I'm trying to get back into the swing of it, just gotta focus on my well being more; I should be cutting a really negative person out of my life soon so hopefully that will help.
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Um, I have NO idea what these things are. Do you maybe have a helpful hint about how I can get some of the material? Is it available online? Are my psychologist(s), psychiatrists, occupational therapist(s) and host of medical professionals and doctors deliberately keeping me in the dark?
See post below yours. It's not too surprising you haven't heard of it before, even from mental health professionals. That said, I've done individual therapy and group therapy with a number of mental health professionals. They haven't helped me nearly as much as Dr. Richard's CBT program. You might be different though. IDK. I would definitely recommend checking it out.

There's a treatment review thread about it on this forum here . Good luck.

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This has always been the hardest for me, just reading the handouts. I never seem to have the time or focus to do it. I do listen to the tapes a lot and that helps, but the examples and stories do go on for a bit too long when you're listening to it for the 20th time, lol....

I think it's partially a general laziness I have, as well as a bit of a video game addiction, but also due to shift work and a constantly changing schedule. I'd always plan to devote a certain time to reading handouts, doing the therapy, going to a monthly meetup, etc. and then my schedule gets changed 3 days later and messes everything up.

I did set up reminders on phone though to go off at certain times each day or when arriving/leaving places. I had set ones up for:
The worrying hand out
Deserving statements
ANTs handout
Fighting paradox
And uhh profiency statements?
I didn't include the names
In all of them so not sure about the last one. Though with the reminders an iOS update messed it up and made it really hard to read the handouts, so even those I don't read too often anymore. I'm trying to get back into the swing of it, just gotta focus on my well being more; I should be cutting a really negative person out of my life soon so hopefully that will help.
Yeah, it can definitely be difficult to stick with it. That's why I decided to make this thread. I figure knowing people are watching might help me stay on track.

If other people decide to post what handouts they're reading each day, that would be great. It would help me stay motivated.

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BTW, I'm reading these repeatedly for 30-60 min each session in slow talk out loud. So far, some of what I'm reading in the handouts has been popping into my mind whenever I encounter negative thoughts.

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Thank you so much! I'll definitely give it a try.

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