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Thought stopping

Thought stopping

Thought stopping is common in cognitive behavioural therapy.

  • The clinician teaches the technique to the client, who can use it to stop racing thoughts or obsessive worrying.

In this technique, when the obsessive or racing thoughts begin, the client says, clearly and distinctly, "Stop!" This then allows the client to substitute a new, healthier thought.


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