I thought people might be interested to take a look at this site. It provides CBT Techniques online. From the site:
MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.
Using flashed diagrams and online exercises, MoodGYM teaches the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy – a proven treatment for depression. It also demonstrates the relationship between thoughts and emotions, and works through dealing with stress and relationship break-ups, as well as teaching relaxation and meditation techniques.
My GP recommended I try it, and I gave it a pretty serious go over a few days, but when I got to the "thoughts" section, it started asking me to define different types of warped thoughts. Normally, I'm pretty good at tests, but I started getting confused and getting the answers wrong.
It tells you that warped thoughts like "Nobody likes me" can be possible classified as "labelling", "jumping to conclusions", "personalisation" "disqualifying the positive" and several others.
Yet it then gives examples of thoughts like "I'm totally inadequate" and asked what that type of thinking was. I could NOT answer any of these correctly! At all! Even with the answers, I didn't understand why what I'd written was incorrect.
THen you have to do your own warped thoughts and start categorising them so you can deal with them.
At this point I gave up, cos I didn't even know if I was categorising my own thoughts correctly. Some of it was really good, but the emotions bit just made me confused and a bit irritated (and didn't do much to stop me feeling useless!)
Really, it was ok for depression but I think there are some issues with it that don't necessarily work with an adhd person. What did you think, then?