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Snacksize 13: How to Start Therapy


Today’s snacksize Doctor’s Kitchen podcast is all about choosing which mode of therapy appropriate for you, taken from the full episode #190 How to be your own therapist with Dr Owen O’Kane.


You may have heard of CBT, REMT, Psychotherapy. How do you know which one is for you. In this conversation Dr Owen and I discuss the various modalities of therapy and how one might get started from scratch.


Owen’s latest book is “How to be your own Therapist”. Teaching you the key fundamentals of therapy and how to apply these to your own life, alongside targeted tasks that only take 10 minutes a day. I’ve tried it myself, and the 10 minutes a day is brilliant.


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