USEFUL TO KNOW BEHAVIOURAL EXPERIMENTS [MENTAL HEALTH]
Behavioural experiments are just ways of testing out thoughts and beliefs through action. They have that name because they are like scientific experiments, only instead of testingn out a scientific theory you are testing out your own thoughts or beliefs . The point is that whilst thinking and talking about negative automatic thoughts can undoubtedly be very useful often the best way to prove something to yourself is to do something , not just think about it .
Mark Twaiun, the American writer of Huckleberry Finn and other books , is supposed to have once said,” A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way .” In other words , real experiences can give us information that no amount of talk can provide. There are two main areas where this kind of approach can be helpful.
First, as we noticed above…
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