The 2d Step In Cognitive Therapy – Identify The Trigger

In Cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT, the common view is that anxiety is triggered by anxiety inducing thoughts concerning various fears. The second step in traditional CBT is to be aware of your thoughts and the feelings they contribute to as well as what situation that triggered them. A trigger is something that happened and/or something […]

Techniques For Reducing Anxiety & Stress

As mentioned in the last weeks’ posts, there are several views of the cause of anxiety which have different implications for how to treat anxiety. In Cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT, the common view is that anxiety is triggered by anxiety inducing thoughts concerning various fears. Psychodynamic therapy views anxiety as symptoms of stress and strong […]

How To Calm Strong Anxiety By Listening To The Body

As mentioned in the last weeks’ posts, there are several views of the cause of anxiety which have different implications for how to treat anxiety.   In Cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT, the common view is that anxiety is triggered by anxiety inducing thoughts concerning various fears.   Psychodynamic therapy views anxiety as symptoms of stress […]

A Summary Of The Characteristics Of The 4 Adult Relationship Patterns

Our relationship pattern and the ability to take care of and calm our emotions are interconnected. This connection is to a large extent based on childhood experiences which also impacts our expectations of to what degree we can depend on and get help from others. These expectations are also connected to beliefs about our self-worth. […]

Different Views Of Anxiety & How To Decrease Related Suffering

Last weeks’ posts have been about anxiety provoking thoughts and how these can be handled to reduce experienced suffering through different techniques. These techniques are used in cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT. In this view anxiety is triggered by the fear of experiencing different kinds of perceived dangers at the moment or in the near future […]

A Summary Of How To Handle Anxiety Provoking Thoughts

Cognitive distortions, also called thought traps, are anxiety inducing thought patterns. They are ways of thinking that seem true but are in fact not reasonable, realistic or relevant to the situation. Noticing when we are using thought traps and countering them is an important part of CBT-exercises, which also can reduce symptoms of anxiety. Here […]