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Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Part 1)

An educational and applied training plan that provides knowledge and practical tips on how to start applying cognitive behavioural therapy to your every day performance

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What you'll learn

How to start becoming aware of your thoughts

The foundations cognitive behavioural therapy

How to scan your body to become aware of emotions

How to develop connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours

How to identify a problem list

How to set SMART goals


Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that is used to help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. To help build positive mental health it is important that we are putting into place coping skills and strategies that contribute to your wellbeing.

Within this training plan we are going to introduce you to the foundations of cognitive behavioural therapy. This will involve supporting you in developing a deeper understanding of how your thoughts, behaviours, feelings and physiology all connect together. As well as this we will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how CBT practitioners would help individuals to identify a problem they might be experiencing and set effective goals to work towards. Finally you will be provided with 2 simple yet effective strategies to help you become more aware of your thoughts and a body scan technique to become more aware of emotions.


Course Content

Course Materials

Course content

1 Lecture

Welcome to your training plan


1 Lecture

Introducing your training plan


What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
3 Lectures

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its benefits


The CBT Model


Interventions used in CBT


Problem list and goal setting
3 Lectures

Developing a problem list


Problem, goal, intervention


Setting goals


Becoming aware of emotions
1 Lecture

Body scan technique


Becoming aware of thoughts
2 Lectures

Types of thoughts


Thought diary


1 Lecture

Review slide


Course materials

5 files

  • Body scan - becoming aware of emotions
  • CBT model (Blank example)
  • CBT model with questions
  • An introduction to CBT
  • Thought Diary


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  • 50 mins on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
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Who is this training plan for:

  • Coaches
  • Athletes
  • Parents
  • Teachers

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