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The book Mind Over Mood recently showed up in an episode of the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. We were surprised to see it there and wonder if any of the characters are using it. It sure looks like the counselor refers to it since it is always at his side.
Orange is the New Black - Season 2 Episode 10
In this scene, Mind Over Mood is sitting on the counselor's desk (bottom left).
This scene takes place in their group therapy room. Mind Over Mood is sitting under the counselor's right hand.
Click on title to view a brief highlight from a "Meeting of Minds" between His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy (see below for complete conversation)
"A Meeting of Minds: Aaron T. Beck, M.D. and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Conversation"
To watch the entire meeting, click on the picture. The program is divided into 11 segments for ease of viewing. Recorded at the opening of the International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP) Convention in Gotenborg, Sweden, 13 June 2005. (run time over 1 hour)
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Here is another way to watch - on YouTube in 11 separate segments:
Segment 1 of 11: Introduction
Segment 2 of 11: Negative Thoughts
Segment 3 of 11: Defining Negative & Positive Emotions
Segment 4 of 11: Attachment, Attention & Discontent
Segment 5 of 11: Pain & Suffering
Segment 6 of 11: Self-centered and Society
Segment 7 of 11: Negative/Positive Imagery
Segment 8 of 11: Analytical Meditation
Segment 9 of 11: Secular Education of Modern Ethics
Segment 10 of 11: Environmental Factors & Society Influence Positive Thinking
From YouTube.com (runtime 6:07 minutes) video date Feb 26, 2011 "A Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)"
" ... there is no clear line between normal and abnormal. What actually defines somebody having a disorder or a significant problem is the extent to which it interferes with their life."
-- Professor Paul Salkovskis
This video features a discussion of CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by British clinical psychologist Professor Paul Salkovskis. He was director of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in London when this video was produced. Professor Salkovskis is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science at the University of Bath in Bath, England.
" CBT, in my view, isn't just about taking bad stuff away. It's actually about making it possible for people to reclaim their lives in terms of the good things that they want to happen."
-- Professor Paul Salkovskis
Dr. Shelby Freedman Harris, psychologist and director of Montefiore Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center, discusses the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy, which can rival or exceed medications in providing long-term relief from insomnia
Dr. Michael Thorpy and Dr. Shelby Freedman Harris respond to a reader inquiring whether insomnia is always a result of some underlying condition like stress or pain, or whether it can exist as a standalone disorder
Daniel B. Smith offers an illuminating review of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., the founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This very articulate article captures Beck's spirit and scientific commitment. The author does a terrific job of capturing a complex story and telling it with appropriate dramatic impact.
"In 2006, Beck won the Lasker Award, the most prestigious scientific honor in the United States, often referred to as the "American Nobel." In 2007, he was short-listed for the actual Nobel ... Beck's enormous success stems in large part from CBT's pragmatism and efficiency."
This is a popular press review of this very significant study. Read it carefully - there are options. Medication plus CBT provided improvement in 81% of the subjects. However, CBT alone helped 60%. If you do not want your child taking medication, start with CBT. Medication can be added if progress is not being made. Medication alone resulted in improvement in 55% of the subjects.
The original research paper (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sertraline, or a Combination in Childhood Anxiety) was published in the New England Journal of Medicine [Published at www.nejm.org October 30, 2008 (10.1056/NEJMoa0804633]
"... perhaps the best diet book ever to focus on the psychology of permanent weight loss. In short, it doesn't tell you what foods to eat or avoid. Instead, it tells you how to stick to a healthy eating plan of your own choice "for good" by changing the way you talk to yourself when confronted with temptation, cravings and the inevitable dietary lapses."
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