“Chart 16” reviews secrets he’s learned in 15 years of doing cognitive behavior therapy
by Harris Jensen, MD
Editor, Good Day Journal
“How can I turn around my anger when it hits me,” a patient recently asked me. “What’s a simple way? I don’t have time to read some long book.”
This is a review of many of the thinking errors and communication mishaps that are like traffic accidents in the mind. They create a mess with lots of consequences. So to know these mistakes, it is like seeing trouble in advance. It is as if you can see an icy street up ahead and you know what to do. Avoid it! It is as if you see trouble ahead in the form of a reckless driver…and you know what to do…avoid him!
Many times in cognitive behavior therapy, the therapist and patient will arrive at some conclusion about what is a certain error in one’s thinking or actions, or in communication. Then a name is placed on the mistake, in a way to say “stay awar from this one! I learned my lesson here! This is trouble!”
So much of our life is created by the words we use to think our thoughts. Knowing which ones to avoid makes life so much easier. You can see things much clearer.
This guy specializes in handling stress and anger, he’s a great guy… check his site out.