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July 2012

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Message From the Clinical Director

New service for worriers! Find out more on how to overcome worry page 3

5 ways to overcome OCD What do the experts say? Page 4

Book launch How to manage depression using CBT by Thomson & Broadway-Horner page 6


CBT London and the Home Counties Our head office is based in at the

Harley Street, London, while we also hold London CBT Clinics

Healix Wellbeing Centre

Church Road Clinic in Highbury and Islington

in Southgate, North

Brixton

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Camberwell and Walthamstowe. In the home counties we have CBT Therapists available on Norwich,

the network in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex,

St Albans in Hertfordshire

, Kent , Surrey and Sussex. For more

information, book an appointment or enrol in a Group CBT Programs you will need to contact us, register online or telephone

0207 467 1508

Message From the Clinical Director Exciting news of my book will be available to purchase now via Amazon and released in September. It is called Managing Depression with CBT in the successful dummies series which is world wide. I hope you will like the book and find the chapters useful for your recovery. The testimonial this month is from an ex OCD patient who has kindly offered a wonderful account of the journey and that life is so much better since using the successful tradition that is CBT. I am glad to mention that our clinics are now available in Walthamstowe, Brixton and Camberwell areas, so please take advantage and book your appointment sooner rather than later. For all those looking forward to the olympics then let me give a great cheer to Great Britain team and go for gold!!

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New Service New service update! New service for those that get demoralised with worry Therapy to aid recovery and wellbeing

http://www.cbtinthecity.com/cbt-therapy-for-worry.html

An on call system to meet the needs of the people and ensure expert advice in the time of need

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5 Very Specific Ways to Fix Your OCD

guest writer

By HANS VILLARICA

Not sure if you turned off the light or replied to that email? Here, psychologist Adam Radomsky offers research-based advice on how to stop needlessly worrying.Lisovskaya Natalia/Shutterstock For a certain one percent of the adult population, life isn't so enviable. All day long, they worry if they locked the door, switched off the stove or really washed their hands clean, and they waste at least an hour a day silencing these intrusive thoughts. Simply put, they suffer from an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Thankfully, recent research in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice shows an alternative treatment for OCD that gets to the possible root of this problem: a person's inflated sense of responsibility. Instead of forcing patients to face their worst fears, the standard therapy that many patients refuse to endure, Concordia University psychologist Adam Radomsky recommends setting patients' faulty beliefs about their safety and accountability straight to restore their self-confidence and quell their guilt. Radomsky spells out five strategies that sufferers of this debilitating anxiety disorder should try and offers further proof that a reality check can work wonders. Re-examine your responsibility. Many of the symptoms of OCD can be caused and/or exacerbated by increases in perceived responsibility. The more responsible you feel, the more you are likely to check, wash, and/or think your thoughts are especially important. Ask yourself how responsible you feel for the parts of your life associated with your OCD, then take a step back from the problem and write down all of the possible other causes. For example, someone who would likely check their appliances repeatedly might feel completely responsible to protect their family from a fire. If this person adopted a broader perspective, they would realize that other family members, neighbors, the weather, the electrician who installed the wiring in the home, the company that built the appliances, and others should actually share in the responsibility.

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guest writer

Treat your thoughts as just that -- thoughts. Intrusive thoughts are normal, but they become obsessions when people give them too much importance. In fact, cognitive theory states that obsessions are caused by the catastrophic misinterpretation of the significance of one's own thoughts. The metaphor we like to use for this is a very old radio, for which you would try to find the best signal and try perhaps even harder to ignore the noise. Spend a week making this distinction between your OCD thoughts (noise) and thoughts associated with things you are actually doing or would like to be doing (signal). See what happens. Practice strategic disclosure. People with OCD fear that if or when they disclose their unwanted intrusive thoughts or compulsions, other people will judge them as harshly as they judge themselves. This sadly often leaves the individual suffering alone without knowing that more than nine in 10 people regularly experience unwanted, upsetting thoughts, images, and impulses related to OCD themes as well. Consider letting someone in your life who has been supportive during difficult times know about the thoughts and actions you've been struggling with. Let them know how upset you are with these and how they're inconsistent with what you want in life. You might be pleasantly surprised by their response. If not, give it one more try with someone else. We've found that it never takes more than two tries. Observe your behavior and how it lines up with your character. Most people struggling with OCD either view themselves as mad, bad and/or dangerous or they fear that they will become such, so they often go to great lengths to prevent bad things from happening to themselves or to their loved ones. But ask yourself how an observer might judge your values based on your actions. If you spend hours each day trying to protect the people you love, are you really a bad person? If you exert incredible amounts of time and effort to show how much you care, how faithful you are, how you just want others to be safe and happy, maybe you're not so bad or dangerous after all. And as for being crazy, there's nothing senseless about OCD. People sometimes fail to understand how rational and logical obsessions and compulsions can be. Remember, your values and behavior are the best reflection of who you are, not those pesky unwanted noisy thoughts.


Out in September 2012!

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new book release

Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies (For Dummies (Psychology & Self Help) by Brian Thomson and Matt Broadway-Horner

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CBTMONTHLY January 3rd 2011

Testimonial of Recovery

cognitive behaviour therapy made a difference the human condition By David

I was fortunately referred to Matt by a specialist to help overcome the OCD that I had suffered from since childhood and that was increasingly made daily life seem intolerable. The most extraordinary thing about CBT was that without any medication and purely through having my thoughts guided in the right way I have been able to reclaim my life and do whatever I wish without the fear of being a mad, dangerous or a bad person. Before I met Matt, I had heard that you cannot ultimately change the way you think. My experiences of CBT have taught me that this is utter nonsense and that if you wish to change the way you think you can there is no need to suffer in silence. It is no exaggeration to say that CBT has fundamentally changed my life for the better. If you need help then book an appointment today and you have the choice of a male or female therapist as well as different treatment delivery methods i.e. group, 121, telephone, video online therapy and home treatment service


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