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ABCDE Model Introduction

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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
The ABCDE model in CBT is a way to understand the role our thoughts play in our feelings and behaviors, and how to find balanced and helpful thoughts.
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Bethney
ABCDE Reaction
Seems like a quick easy way to pinpoint and acknowledge places where stress and negative emotions stem from and how to efficiently address them from a place of mindful neutrality
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Liberated
To identify and realize how to change even the simplest of core believes is to become more self aware.
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Melody
ABCDE
Activating event, automatic thoughts, consequences, disputing, new effect
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Whitney
Learning
I didn’t realize this was normal which was a huge relief I’m very excited about learning about the letter D and how to change my consequences
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Roger
Phases and changes
It is interesting to know these are normal phases our mind takes. Looking forward to see how to process theses steps…..
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Jenni
Abcde
Good to learn. My triggers can be strong and before I know it. Even as soon as I wake up which can make the mornings hard
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Graham
A long journey
That this will take time , and that i will get there . I want my anxiety to go away to leave me alone …
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Robert
A guide to first reactions
This was a helpful map that should help me understand that first reactions need not be permanent.
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Judy
Startling clear ABCDE tool
Out if seemingly complex drama that is definitely recycling through my head I can now stop at any point and begin quickly and effectively to live in reality with CBT tools nit helplessness
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sjdtravelers@msn.com
Question
Wouldn’t the dispute come before the consequences? If an action causes a thought and then I disputed it would change the consequence yes?
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Richard
Without doubt, it is my thoughts that have propelled
me into a state of anxiety, and depression. Medication has given me the motivation, to fix myself. Only I can do that. Not medication. I am getting there, and I have already come off one of my meds. Psychiatric treatment, did not help at all. But I suppose it’s all about finding a specialist who actually cares!!!