Digital Seminar

Mindfulness-Centered CBT: Daily Practices for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Seth Gillihan, Ph.D.
1 Hour 03 Minutes
Jun 04, 2020
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More and more people are seeking effective ways to reduce anxiety and manage overwhelming stress. The Think Act Be approach to mindfulness-centred cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) offers three research-proven ways to cope with these challenges:  

  • Mindful presence (Be) grounds our awareness in the here-and-now and helps us open to realty just as it is, which provides a firm foundation for cognitive and behavioural practices.  
  • Cognitive (Think) techniques allow us to identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns. 
  • Behavioural (Act) practices help us plan actions that move us toward our valued goals. These approaches are mutually reinforcing, with practice in one area supporting growth in the others.  

This session will begin with a brief overview of the Think Act Be approach and the research to support its effectiveness. It will then describe a method of integrating mindfulness-centred CBT practices into one’s daily routine, from the first moments after awakening until going to bed at night. These straightforward and practical exercises can help to keep stress and anxiety within a manageable range while increasing self-efficacy to handle challenging emotional states.



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Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and bestselling author of The CBT Deck and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple. Dr. Gillihan specializes in a mindfulness-centered form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) known as Think Act Be. He was a full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine from 2008 to 2012, and has been in private practice for the past ten years. Find Dr. Gillihan online at his website:


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Seth Gillihan maintains a private practice. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gillihan receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Seth Gillihan is a member of the International OCD Foundation; the National Sleep Foundation; and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.


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  1. Appraise the effectiveness of mindfulness-centred CBT for anxiety reduction and stress management.
  2. Apply specific mindfulness-centred CBT interventions for management of stress and reduction of anxiety in clients.
  3.  Utilize mindfulness-centred CBT interventions as a means for helping clients increase their sense of self-efficacy.


The Think Act Be Approach to Managing Anxiety 
  • An overview of the model 
    • Mindful presence (Be) 
    • Cognitive techniques (Think) 
    • Behavioural practices (Act) 
  • Empirical support for the approach 
Think Act Be in Action:  Mindfulness-Centered CBT Interventions 
  • Specific strategies to implement throughout one’s day 
  • Increasing self-efficacy to handle challenging emotional states

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists

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