This Simple Technique Can Make a Big Difference in Treating Depression

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Bill O’Hanlon shows you how your choice of verb tense can shift a client’s perception of reality

Restating your client’s negative feelings in the past tense and reframing what’s positive in the present or future tense can go a long way to helping a depressed client get unstuck.

According to Bill O’Hanlon—clinical innovator and author of more than 30 books—it’s really that simple.

In this video clip, O’Hanlon shares some simple techniques you can start using in your own work right away.

Bill O’Hanlon has been a psychotherapist since 1977. He’s written more than 30 books that have been translated into 16 languages. He’s appeared on Oprah and been featured in national magazines and media.

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Topic: Anxiety/Depression | Mindfulness

Tags: Bill O'Hanlon | cognitive therapy | David Burns | depression | depression and anxiety | depression symptoms | depression treatment | hypnosis | Judith Beck | learning | Margaret Wehrenberg | mindful | neuroscience | resistance | therapy | treating depression | Depression Webcast | Depression & Grief

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