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If you are a therapist or coach of any persuasion; counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, life coach, bodyworker, in fact anyone who works in the helping professions, you will glean valuable, actionable ideas, tips and techniques from Mark Tyrrell's Therapy Skills podcast, 'Clear Thinking Out Loud'.

Clear Thinking Out Loud Mark Tyrrell

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If you are a therapist or coach of any persuasion; counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, life coach, bodyworker, in fact anyone who works in the helping professions, you will glean valuable, actionable ideas, tips and techniques from Mark Tyrrell's Therapy Skills podcast, 'Clear Thinking Out Loud'.

    CBT for OCD: Podcast 042

    CBT for OCD: Podcast 042

    This podcast is the narrated version of my article 3 Vital CBT Techniques for OCD.
    CBT can be useful for treating OCD but to be effective we must consider other dimensions of the condition as well.
    In this episode I talk about:

    OCD, the malevolent tyrant
    Some common obsessions and compulsions
    The effects of the toxic imagination
    OCD isn’t just a thought disorder
    CBT Technique for OCD 1: Find the underlying need
    CBT Technique for OCD 2: Focus on and trust observable reality
    CBT Technique for OCD 3: Externalize the OCD

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    References/Notes:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/51483/handling-the-hijack.pdf
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jclp.22173/abstract;jsessionid=DD80C46BEB56B889674323DF4DDE3DDE.f03t01

    Boosting Clients’ Emotional Resilience: Podcast 041

    Boosting Clients’ Emotional Resilience: Podcast 041

    This podcast is the narrated version of my article A Quick Therapeutic Exercise That Boosts Emotional Resilience.
    It’s well known now that gratitude is a key part of an emotionally balanced life. We can help our clients integrate this into their lives but must be careful that we don’t end up making them feel guilty instead.
    In this episode I talk about:

    The worried well
    Whose life is it anyway?
    Gratitude and suffering
    A therapeutic exercise to help your client practise gratitude.

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    References/Notes:

    See ‘Counting blessings versus burdens: An experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life.’ Emmons, Robert A.; McCullough, Michael E. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 84(2), Feb 2003, 377-389

    Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Podcast 040

    Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Podcast 040

    This podcast is the narrated version of my article 6 Soothing Steps for Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
    Anxiety is perhaps the most prevalent of problems in our clients. It makes mountains out of molehills, and monsters out of moles.
    In this episode I talk about:

    How the modern world turned a survival response into a psychiatric disorder
    “My brain is constantly on high alert!” (But knowing it doesn’t help)
    Step 1: Find the pattern
    Step 2: Find the missing needs
    Step 3: Find the origins of the emotional conditioning
    Step 4: Find the exception times
    Step 5: Find ways to minimize worry
    Step 6: Relax your client deeply.

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    References/Notes:

    The standard psychiatric definition (from the DSM IV manual) states that generalized anxiety disorder means “at least 6 months of ‘excessive anxiety and worry’ about a variety of events and situations. Generally, ‘excessive’ can be interpreted as more than would be expected for a particular situation or event. There is significant difficulty in controlling the anxiety and worry.”

    Building Rapport With Difficult Clients: Podcast 039

    Building Rapport With Difficult Clients: Podcast 039

    This podcast is the narrated version of my article How to Build Rapid Rapport with Even the Most Difficult Clients.
    Client-practitioner rapport is essential for effective therapeutic work, but how do we build rapport with ‘difficult’ clients? The utilization principle works with any client and appeals to an individual’s unique personality traits and interests to bring about change.
    In this episode I talk about:

    Why building rapport is much more than ‘mirroring, matching, and leading’
    Marching into trance: The power of utilization
    More effective communication through utilization
    Why we need to stop the psych-jargon
    Building rapport from the inside out
    Utilizing the ‘gaping problem’.

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    Classical Conditioning: Podcast 038

    Classical Conditioning: Podcast 038

    This podcast is the narrated version of my article 3 Ways to Use Classical Conditioning in Therapy and Counselling.
    Well into adulthood, my mouth would water whenever I heard a key turning in a lock. You may be wondering what on earth happened to me! The answer is, nothing particularly odd. But it’s why I’m a chocaholic. Find out what happened to me in this episode.
    In this episode I talk about:

    Why we are all Pavlov’s dogs
    The problem with pattern matching
    3 ways to use pattern matching for therapeutic benefit
    Never forget that pattern matching is going on all the time

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    Helping Clients in a Double Bind: Podcast 037

    Helping Clients in a Double Bind: Podcast 037

    This podcast is the narrated version of my article Deconstructing Double Binds.
    Clients can find themselves in catch-22, no-win, psychological double binds which seem impossible to escape. A vigilant practitioner will spot these and help create new options that the client hadn’t considered, thereby dissolving the double bind.
    In this episode I talk about:

    How double binds glue emotional problems in place
    Why you need to look for the pay-off
    How changing one part of the pattern can change everything

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