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Thursday, 29 September 2011

The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves make all the difference

In the middle of Tim Wilson's Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change. Wilson's thesis is one familiar both to CBT practitioners as well as Narrative Therapy & Solution Focused folk, namely the way we integrate ourselves into the narrative of our existing circumstances has a mega-impact on our emotions and behaviours. What's unusual about Wilson's book is that he makes it sound soooooooo easy to develop techniques and interventions to facilitate this. Which in honesty it is.....as long as we escape the prison of thinking everything we do should be so complicated. Will certainly recommend this on both our Solution Focused and CBT training courses www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk

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