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Chris Sorrentino, a.k.a CombatCounselor, is a leader and expert in cognitive behavioral therapy. He combines 30 years of experience in psychology with the discipline from having served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 20 years, 4 of those in combat zones, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 2005.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Watch BMB Basic Training - Episode 11 - "RESILIENCE" on The CombatCounselor Channel

In previous episodes, we discussed what to expect in therapy; mindfulness; the meaning of StayPresent, BeResilient, and StayTheCourse; creative hopelessness; control as the problem and not the solution; cognitive confusion; and the negative stigma of PTSD and military mental health treatment; among other things. In this episode, I discuss "RESILIENCE" as a way to live a value-driven life as opposed to being sucked-in to a life dominated by anxiety and/or depression.

Acting with selflessness, integrity, empathy, altruism, and compassion, rather than giving in to negative and unhelpful thoughts, is much more fruitful and positive. If you have practiced mindful meditation long enough and listened to the things I have taught you in previous episodes, when faced with a challenging thought or emotion, a scary or unpleasant physical sensation, or a difficult, or even traumatic situation, you can take a deep breath, focus on the present moment, see things as they really are, THEN act with selflessness, integrity, empathy, altruism, and compassion, or in accordance with your values, you have an alternative way to react to anxiety, depression, and other crippling problems.

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