www.getselfhelp.co.uk and www.psychologytools.org contain the most interesting and varied resources I have found for free materials on cognitive-behavioral psychology that you can download for personal use, in order to get rid of the wrong ideas and wrong perceptions that can drive you crazy if they are not dealt with. There are also numerous practical applications for improving the quality of everyday life. (See, for example, The Science of THINKING Thin: The Cognitive-Behavioral Diet.)
- Panic Attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Anxiety
- Body Dysmorphia
- Obsessions and Compulsions
- Additional downoads for record-keeping are also available.
When cognitive-behaviorists use a thought record to replace an automatic thought woth a more adaptive one, they are using a form of suggestion: presenting an idea in such a manner that it is likely to be accepted as literally true, and therfore, "real." Hyperempiria, or suggestion-enhanced experience, plays a major role in experiences as varied as falling in love, having an orgasm, coming under the sway of a totalitarian dictator, being saved in a revival meeting,or exploring an alternate universe. When you choose to employ hyperempiria in your own life, it will present you with a veritable treasure-trove of opportunities!