- Seth Gillihan
- 1 Hour 3 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jun 04, 2020
More and more people are seeking effective ways to reduce anxiety and manage overwhelming stress. The Think Act Be approach to mindfulness-centered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offers three research-proven ways to cope with these challenges:
- Mindful presence (Be) grounds our awareness in the here-and-now and helps us open to realty just as it is, which provides a firm foundation for cognitive and behavioral practices.
- Cognitive (Think) techniques allow us to identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns.
- Behavioral (Act) practices help us plan actions that move us toward our valued goals. These approaches are mutually reinforcing, with practice in one area supporting growth in the others.
This session will begin with a brief overview of the Think Act Be approach and the research to support its effectiveness. It will then describe a method of integrating mindfulness-centered CBT practices into one’s daily routine, from the first moments after awakening until going to bed at night. These straightforward and practical exercises can help to keep stress and anxiety within a manageable range while increasing self-efficacy to handle challenging emotional states.
|Manual – Mindfulness-Centered CBT (3.6 MB)||20 Pages||Available after Purchase|
The Think Act Be Approach to Managing Anxiety
- An overview of the model
- Mindful presence (Be)
- Cognitive techniques (Think)
- Behavioral practices (Act)
- Empirical support for the approach
Think Act Be in Action: Mindfulness-Centered CBT Interventions
- Specific strategies to implement throughout one’s day
- Increasing self-efficacy to handle challenging emotional states
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D., specializes in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based treatments for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other conditions. Dr. Gillihan has written and lectured nationally and internationally on CBT and how the brain is involved in regulating our moods. He hosts the weekly Think Act Be podcast, which features conversations on living more fully. You can find Dr. Gillihan at www.sethgillihan.com and on his PsychologyToday.com blog, Think Act Be.