STAGES OF BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION
The difference here for BA is that you don’t just select activities to try out from your self-monitoring records . Rather , you pay particular attention to your functional analysis . In behavioural activation you select activities that you think will do one or two things; reverse the cycle of avoidance ( caused by negative reinforcement) , or set up situations that you find rewarding ( increase positive reinforcement)
Like most other CBT( COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY) and related techniques , we adopt a scientific approach. This just means being systematic about your choices and curious about the results of your plans. You analyse your situation carefully.
You predict what will happen if you change something , you then try out the changes systematically . Finally, you review what happened and decide whether to press on or to change your strategy . This experimental attitude helps you make further decisions.
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