Treatment for worry... Schedule worry time

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Treatment for worry... Schedule worry time
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 3:33pm

LOL - I love this idea presented on a BBC audio talk -- the premise is that just like saying don't think of a pink elephant, you WILL think of a pink elephant. So we say to ourselves "don't worry" but that fails as well. This is suggesting we schedule worry time when we must worry. Othertimes if a worry comes along, we have to postpone it to the scheduled time.

Actually, this sounds like CBT - Cognitive Behaviopr Therapy.

Here is the audio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00bdpp0/Health_Check_25_10_2010


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