‘Free to be Me’ is a course manual providing the guidance and resources needed to run a course with individuals or groups based on a new model of CBT, Holistic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (HCBT). Building on the standard CBT model, it can easily be used by those familiar with CBT. Its ‘trans-diagnostic’, person-centred approach means that it can be used as part of the therapy offered in any mental health and related setting, and as a personal development course in faith and community groups. The course consists of 16 weekly sessions and comes with powerpoint slides, handouts and facilitator guidance, helping participants to develop an affirming view of themselves as unique individuals. The course offers standard CBT techniques alongside a wealth of other creative exercises to change the unhelpful thinking styles and behaviours that may hinder people from accessing their potential. A companion book ‘Holistic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ provides a theoretical overview of this approach and its applications.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication Date: End of June 2021
ISBN No: 978-1-914010-61-3
Chapter 1 Bridging the Gap
Chapter 2 How to run the ‘Free to be Me’ course
Session 1 What’s this all about?
Session 2 How do I feel?
Session 3 How do I think?
Session 4 Who am I?
Session 5 Where am I going?
Session 6 What do I do?
Session 7 How do I start to change?
Session 8 How can I think differently to feel better?
Session 9 How can I act differently to feel better?
Session 10 How much do I care for my body?
Session 11 How has my past affected me?
Session 12 What about others in my life?
Session 13 How does my environment affect my wellbeing?
Session 14 How do my beliefs affect my wellbeing?
Session 15 How do I find balance?
Session 16 How does all this fit together?
Mental health professionals, psychotherapists and others trained in CBT in the full range of mental health services. Those with knowledge of CBT and groupwork in non-clinical settings including faith leaders, chaplains, probation staff and those working in homelessness hostels, drug and alcohol services, recovery colleges, day centres and community groups.