Next best thing: the on­line CBT course

The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Health Cbt -

The most ef­fec­tive re­sults from CBT arise from sev­eral one-to-one ses­sions with an ac­cred­ited cog­ni­tive psy­chother­a­pist, over the course of months, or even years.

A multi-week CBT pro­gramme will help you learn the skills of CBT, but may not go deep enough in fully un­der­stand­ing the trig­gers fired off each day by our core be­liefs.

Should money and time pre­vent one-to-one ses­sions, a third and last (some psy­chother­a­pists would ar­gue) op­tion is an on­line CBT course. Chief among them is on the A Lust for Life web­site (

How­ever, treat it and other free on­line CBT cour­ses as you would a two-minute trailer of a fea­ture-length movie you’d like to see in the cin­ema – a wor­thy in­tro­duc­tory snip­pet to en­cour­age you to em­bark upon the real thing.

In ad­di­tion, psy­chol­ogy tools. org is an ex­cel­lent re­source for men­tal health tools, in­clud­ing user-friendly guide­lines for CBT.

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