The LLTTF shop is the main place you can find all the Five Areas resources you might want to use in your own life, it includes a range of smaller and larger books, audio and DVD resources, worksheets and more to suit how you want to work.
There are a range of free online courses to support your use of these resources listed below.
What are Five Areas and Living Life resources?
An approach called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence base of talking therapy that is known is to help common problems such as anxiety, depression, panic, phobias and more. The Five Areas approach was developed by Dr Chris Williams which aims to provide an easily understood and applied model of CBT.
The Five Areas model encourages people to think abot the impact on symptoms on five key areas of their life - their thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms, and behaviour/activity levels together with looking at the impact of the people and events around them.
The Five Areas approach is delivered in different course types that aim to help people learn key life skills that can improve how they feel it is one of the most used CBT models in the world with award winning websites and books.
A range of pubished research studies plus linked research studies shows effectiveness
Other Five Areas sites: (General Public)
www.lllttf.com: the award winning free access Living Life to th Full course, teaches key life skills that make a difference.
www.feelinglikethis.com : equivalent site aimed at supporting users of the I'm not supposed to feel like this book
Why our products and services work (Evidence Base)
Williams, C.J. and Garland, A, (2002). A cognitive behavioural therapy assessment model for use in everyday clinical practice. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 172-179.
Wright, B., Williams, C, Garland, A. (2002). Using the Five Areas cognitive-behavioural therapy model with psychiatric patients. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 307-315.
Williams, C, Garland, A. (2002). Identifying and challenging unhelpful thinking. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 377-386
Garland, A., Fox, R., Williams, C.J. (2002). Overcoming reduced activity and avoidance: a five areas approach. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8: 6, 453-462.
Whitfield, G., Williams. C.J. (2003). The evidence base for cognitive-behavioural therapy in depression: delivery in busy clinical settings. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 9, 21-30
Williams C.J. (2001). Use of written cognitive-behavioural therapy self-help materials to treat depression. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 7, 233-240. Click here to download
About CBT or about accessing a CBT practitioner:
Royal College of Psychiatrists CBT Information Leaflet
Free online booklets/written resources
1). Book Prescription Schemes Overview
2). Book Presciption - Reading Agency
3). British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) leaflets
About Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT):
General mental health information in Urdu
Find a CBT Practitioner or other accredited Psychotherapist:
1). www.babcp.com and click the Find a Therapist link
Voluntary sector sites:
Depression Alliance Scotland (DAS)
National Phobics Society
Support sites for young people and their parents:
1). Child Line (UK: 0800-1111 for children and young people needing advice or just to talk things over, calls are free and confidential orwww.childline.org.uk/) or NSPCC (UK: 0808-800-5000 for adults who are worried about a child or www.nspcc.org.uk/ and www.there4me.com/ an NSPCC online confidential advice resource for children aged 12 to 16 worried about issues like abuse, bullying, exams, drugs or self harm). These run 24hour help-lines (e.g. NSPCC Child Protection Helpline) that you can call to talk things over.
2). Local counselling services, including Relate (www.relate.org.uk/).
3). Young Minds (www.youngminds.org.uk) provides advice for young people with emotional difficulties, their families and friends.
4). The Royal College of Psychiatrists has fact sheets for family and teachers about common child and young person mental health difficulties (seewww.rcpsych.ac.uk)
5). The Child Psychotherapy Trust has produced fact sheets about common child and young person difficulties (seewww.childpsychotherapytrust.org.uk)
6). NHS Direct (111, 24hours or www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk) or NHS 24 (08454-242424 or www.nhs24.nhs.com)
About the author:
Dr Chris Williams is a psychiatrist who also has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology. He is a widely recognised teacher and researcher in the area of cognitive behaviour therapy self-help and is author of a wide range of CBT self-help resources. He works as a senior lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Glasgow and is a Patron of Anxiety UK - the anxiety charity. He is a Past President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies – the lead body for CBT in the UK, and has been on the Governing Board of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
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