First Element of CBT: Notice!

First Element of CBT: Notice

First Element of CBT: Notice!

The 3 basic elements of cognitive behavioral therapy are notice, challenge, and change. Today we’ll talk about the first element of CBT: Notice. Following along with our series of FREE CBT posts, today we’ll build on our last video on how to define the problem & set goals around it.

These videos are self-help style videos. If you feel unsafe, I recommend you call 911 or go to an emergency room. If you’re feeling overwhelming emotions but you’re still feeling safe, it may be time to call a therapist to get some help with that. These videos are designed for you to be able to do on your own, in situations that are less intense.

Along with each of those videos, we’ve provided free handouts and worksheets to walk you through the process. (You can find those handouts & others on our Free Handouts page)


The First Element of CBT: Notice!


The video walks you through questions you can ask yourself to gather more data about your problem. The free handout at the end of this post will give you a place to keep track of the things you’re noticing to help you to work through your problem.


FREE CBT Handout: Name It to Tame It!


Here’s the FREE Notice-Challenge-Change handout!

You can find more free Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) handouts on our Free CBT Resources page.



*This video is part of a FREE CBT Resources Series on our YouTube channel

and one of many video blogs on our website!*

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