A Powerful Therapeutic Tool for Defeating Negative Self-Talk

I adapted the WBL model from core CBT principles and have found it useful while working with clients like Jill. At the beginning of our work together, Jill and I defined the specifics of situations that aroused her anxiety. Often when anxious a set of varied concerns coalesced and appeared as one item. We combatted this generalized anxiety through a process called “unbraiding,” wherein we specified one particular concern from among the many. When her concerns appeared tangled, we pulled at only one thread.

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