Thinking/Cognitive Recovery & Health

  • Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET)

  • Identifying Negative Thinking Patterns & Changing Negative Thinking to Positive Thinking

  • Identifying Patterns of Thoughts, Challenging Non-Helpful Automatic Thoughts, & Developing Reframing Skills

  • Changing Negative Thought Patterns and Habits to Positive Self-Talk Messages

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Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) (pages: Subject 5-66 – 5-74)
Positive Beginning; Outside Events Do Not Cause Emotions; Thinking Determines Feelings and Actions; Reasonable and Irrational Emotions; The Basics of RET; ABCs of RET; Irrational Beliefs (Bs of the ABCs) That Disturb People; Subtle Irrational Beliefs Sneak In; Even If It Is True – So What?; Shoulds, Oughts, and Musts; Awfulizing, Terriblizing, Dreadfulizing, or Horriblizing; Disputing Old Beliefs With New Logical Questions; Disputing Beliefs; Disputing Old Beliefs Produces New Outcomes and Feelings; Belief Systems Directly Affect Emotions – Putting RET Into Action; Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders and RET; “Practicing RET” Exercise; Positive Closure

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Identifying Negative Thinking Patterns & Changing Negative Thinking to Positive Thinking (pages: Subject 2-63 – 2-66; 2-67 – 2-72)
Positive Beginning; Changing Negative Thinking To Positive Thinking; A Little Story About Positive Self-Talk; Negative Thoughts Adversely Affect Physical and Mental Health; Positive Thoughts Contribute to Good Physical and Mental Health; But…Always Be Sincere With Thoughts and Feelings; Co-Occurring Disorders and Negative Thinking Patterns; Negative Thinking – Defenses and Habits; Negative Thinking As Defenses; Negative Thinking Patterns Become Habits; Steps to Positive Thinking; “Steps to Positive Thinking”  Exercise; “Practice Increases the Strength of Positive Thinking” Inspirational Reading; Positive Closure

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Identifying  Patterns of Thoughts, Challenging Non-Helpful Automatic Thoughts, & Developing Reframing Skills (pages: Subject 7-15 – 7-19; 7-20 – 7-23)
Positive Beginning; Automatic Thinking Patterns; Becoming Willing to Change Thought Patterns; Noticing Thought Patterns; Four Kinds of Thought; Patterns of Thought Produce Patterns of Emotions; Thinking Increases or Decreases Emotional Intensity; Challenging Non-Helpful Automatic Thoughts; Familiar or Automatic Non-Helpful Thoughts; Reframing Non-Helpful Thoughts to More Helpful Thoughts = Reduced Emotional Intensity; Practice is Essential; Positive Closure

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Changing Negative Thought Patterns and Habits to Positive Self-Talk Messages  (pages: Subject 2-66 – 2-67)
Positive Beginning; Optimism and Pessimism; Challenging Non-Helpful Patterns and Habits; Negative Self-Talk Messages; Action Taken in Place of Defense; Positive Self-Talk Messages; Changing Thinking Can Change Attitudes; Challenge Negative Thinking: Let the Light Shine In!;  Positive Closure

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