Learning From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

REBLOG: I gained so much with my CBT Sessions, and James shares his experiences with coping skills. I hope you too can appreciate this post by “The Bipolar Writer”

The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Mental Health Blog

This month marks close to eight months of learning to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help combat my anxiety, my therapist and made the decision to take some time off so that I could work on my health. Still, every day I apply everything that I have learned and are still applying them today. So I wanted to share one of the things that I have learned.

One thing I have learned is called “Nonjudgemental Focused Emotional Awareness” associated with mindfulness breathing.

The point of this exercise is to see how you do at not judging the thoughts that come through your head while you are focusing on your breathing. In my own experience, it has been helpful to break down my thoughts into a spreadsheet that breaks down each session.

The practice asks for two-ten minute sessions of mindfulness breathing. It is never easy staying in the…

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