All Things CBT

Adam & Eve & CBT

The Book of Genesis tells us the story of Adam and Eve and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Far from being simply a tale of mythic ancestors, it is in fact a precise, scientifically accurate accounting of a choice you and I make many times daily. In this post I look

Tyranny Of The Shoulds

We oftentimes tell ourselves and other people what we should or shouldn’t think, feel or do. This post looks at some ways these statements work for us, at the price we pay for making them, and at two alternatives to shoulding on ourselves and others

CBT & Serenity

    The American pastor Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold gave us the Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.    Cognitive-behavioral therapy provides the ways and means to turn Niebuhr’s prayer into a lived reality in even the