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Reframing your mind to battle depression and CBT
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RE: Reframing your mind to battle depression and CBT
kbell, like you said, it takes a while for these ideas to germinate -- even more than just a few weeks.

The ideas of REBT/CBT have this character, that they seem deceptively simple and even obvious when presented, and yet we somehow keep forgetting them and living and thinking their opposite as soon as we look away. It takes a good deal of rumination on these ideas and a good deal of applying them to all sorts of situations and parts of life before they truly become anything like second nature.

There is a good illustration here of the difference between recognition and understanding. It is easy enough to recognize the validity of the ideas, but it takes time, work, and practice to gain a real deep understanding of them. And this can be paradoxically harder for more intelligent people, since they find recognition so easy that they feel they can skip all the steps -- and then never gain any understanding or derive any real benefit.

In your case, I think these ideas have started to really influence you in a serious way but it takes a while for them to gradually deepen and take root. So keep reflecting on them and applying them to various situations, and give it time.

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05-23-2014 10:43 PM
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