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A useful bit of extra motivation to self-help!
on 14 March 2012
I love the idea of this journal. Whether you are interested in CBT as a tool to help others, or because you want to tackle your own personal 'issues', this discrete little black journal will encourage you to work through an understanding of CBT by applying it to your own needs and problems. I'm going to give it a go when I'm away on a 3 month trip and will report back in the summer!
Whatever your reasons for looking at CBT you will also find the companion volumes in the series, CBT for Dummies and CBT Workbook, equally useful. Of course if you really want to help others then doing a properly accredited course is the best way to go - but these books would give you a good basic understanding and reinforce the learning on any proper introductory course to CBT.
If you are considering this Journal to help you work through some of your own issues then I also suggest you find someone else to help you do the 'work', ideally a trained CBT counselor, but anyone with good experience of regular counseling should be able to help. It is possible to work through the Journal and its exercises on your own - but watch out for avoidance of critical stuff, you won't always actually want to be honest with yourself, which is where a good counselor can help you tease out the difficult issues!