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Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER2

Interpreting Your Thoughts and Feelings

In This Chapter

  • How your thoughts influence your feelings
  • Distinguishing between emotions and thoughts
  • Becoming aware of unhealthy thought patterns
  • Stopping to question and challenge your thoughts

Are your thoughts a result of your feelings? Or are your feelings a result of your thoughts? It is important to understand not only which causes which, but also how to separate your thoughts from your feelings. In Chapter 1, you learned how your thoughts cause feelings and behaviors. In this chapter, you’ll learn how feelings sometimes lead to unhealthy thought patterns. The exercises will help you ...

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