A Chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy From my Memoir

In the spirit of sharing more of my own challenges with mental and emotional illness, this example and chapter share by James from his memoir is informative and appreciated. I too was introduced to CBT back in 2002 and it does work. I also did most with music as well…Cat

The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

Last Saturday, I held a “mental health discussion” on Zoom. I consider it a success as there were many questions and great dialogue within a small group. I will be writing about this experience later this week, and on Saturday, I will be hosting another Zoom get together. One of the topics that came up was Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and I wanted to share one of the chapters in my memoir The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir about learning Mood Induction therapy, which has served me well as a part of my CBT training. Mood Induction is a small part of the process, but for me, it is one of my favorites. I am in no way a professionally licensed therapist, and this chapter from experience only. 

I promised one the participants that I would share this as a stepping stone for them to research CBT.

Chapter Thirty-Two: My CBT Journey…

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