I've had a couple of occasions today to remember my husband's comment on CBT, most particularly on this book.
It's ironic really, in a week where my irony levels have already been dangerously high, that once was when a friend wondered on the basis of good evidence whether it would be a good match, and the other was when another friend declared that it definitely was.
His summary? "750 pages of pull-yourself together".
He's not a fan. I can see why and if ordinary, sit down and make a list and work out where your errors are so that you can counteract them CBT wasn't bad enough , there's CBT-E where you sit down and make a list of what you've eaten and how bad you feel about it and are able to challenge those feelings, or not!
So, evidence-based and everything else, if lists of negatives aren't for me yet, and may never be for mine, what about a nice little list of positive things.
Todays challenge is to THINK MORE POSITIVELY
Make a list of the good things in your life and thank God for them.
It could be twee. It could be truly revolting. It could be a very short list. But I'm going to give it a go and make it into something I like.