In this episode we give you a brief overview of some of the main ideas of CBT. We briefly talk about the ABC model and the 'hot cross' bun, a model that describes the connection between thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviour.
In our online course The Relationship Maze
we explore in more detail how our thoughts mediate the relationship between situations, emotional reactions and behaviour in the context of relationships.
Our behaviour impacts on the way that we think and feel about ourselves and our (potential) partner.
We explore how you can work at changing your thoughts, feelings or behaviours and how this will positively impact on your and your partner.
For example, if you are getting very anxious when going on dates, struggling with low self-esteem or confidence there are techniques you can use to challenge your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
If you are in a relationship you can work on automatically blaming your partner, instead looking at the automatic underlying thoughts and assumptions that you may have, which may not serve you will in your relationship. You can also learn to find out what your trigger points for these automatic thoughts are.