Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Strategies for Challenging Negative Self Talk with Michelle Scott, OT Reg (Ont)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Strategies for Challenging Negative Self Talk with Michelle Scott, OT Reg (Ont)


DATE & TIME: Begins September 30th for 4 weeks; Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30. May be on-going if there is interest.
LOCATION: 16 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora.

Self-talk is the term used to describe words, phrases, or ideas that we use when talking to ourselves or thinking. When you're struggling with a mental health challenge - like depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder - self-talk can become negative, extreme, and even destructive.

Does any of the following sound familiar to you?
"I can't do it." "I have no skills." "No one likes me." "I'm a failure." "I hate my body." "I hate myself."

If yes, then this group is for you!

Using strategies inspired by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and group learning, this group will focus on challenging negative self-talk and changing those thoughts into something more constructive/life-affirming. Each group will teach a new skill building off of the previous group. Group members will be expected to complete home practice activities to help with transfer of knowledge to everyday life. 

The structure will be as follows:

Group 1: CBT - the basics.
The thought, behaviour, and emotion connection. How faulty thinking can affect behaviour, feeling, and self-assessment. Identifying cognitive distortions. 

Group 2: Challenging negative self-talk.
Learning how to complete Thought Records and critically analyze cognitive distortions.

Group 3: Asserting the balanced thought.
Now that we have identified a more balanced thought, how do we give it more power?

Group 4: Identifying and challenging core beliefs.
sing thought records to dig down and identify core beliefs, and using your CBT strategies to challenge negative core beliefs.

This will be a closed group. Group members will be expected to attend all four groups.

*At least four registrations are required for the group to start as scheduled.  If there is insufficient registration received the week before the group is scheduled to begin, the group may be cancelled or postponed.

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