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The ABCDE of learned optimism

28th August 2019 | Beverly Landais

I have created a free infographic that explains the ABCDE method of learning how to be better resourced to tackle life's challenges with an optimistic frame of mind.

Visit the Insight & Resources section of my website to download by clicking here. 

The ABCDE method was created by Martin Seligman, PhD and described in his best-selling book, Learned Optimism. Seligman based the model on the work done by the pioneering psychologist, Albert Ellis. Ellis identified that it is not an event, situation or person that creates your feelings. Instead, it is your interpretation of the event, situation or person that affects your mood.

Key elements include learning how to challenge unrealistic negative beliefs while exercising self-compassion. With practice, the ABCDE method can improve your ability to cope with strong feelings. It enables you to look at life's difficulties from another viewpoint, and this allows you to choose a more helpful response.

28th August 2019 | Beverly Landais

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