How many working days are lost every year to depression, anxiety, or obesity-related health issues? How many more to the results of road rage, extreme anger, addictions...?
On another theme, how many teaching hours are wasted to dealing with bad behaviour in the classroom? To dealing with playground bullying?
An exciting new add-on to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy could mean massive time and cost savings with so many behavioural problems, just by pressing a remote control button!... No, it's not science fiction. Pause Button Therapy is possibly the first 'tactile' intervention to be introduced into talking therapies. It is a user-friendly technique, already proven in British schools and with adult problems such as addictions and anger management.
The book Pause Button Therapy has been written by British therapists Martin and Marion Shirran to explain their innovative method of the same name.
Millions of people make rushed or ill-thought out decisions every day, only to have pangs of regret just moments later. Using the concept of pressing the Pause, Fast Forward and Rewind buttons of a 'virtual', 'mental' remote control device, people can learn to not just stop and think, but also visualise, understand, and even feel the results of their usually snap decisions. With more thinking time, they can then see the positive and negative consequences, allowing them to make more informed choices on a daily basis.
||Martin Shirran and his wife Marion Shirran are both trained hypnotherapists and own and run the Elite Clinics in Spain, where they use a combination of therapies to successfully treat a wide range of problems.
PBT is a very simple yet powerful form of therapy. It has the potential to change lives for the better and in doing so have a positive impact on the stresses in today's world.
- Lynn Crilly, Author & Counsellor
The Shirrans have created a brilliantly simple and powerful technique for making life choices and effecting positive change.
- Dr Leila Edwards, Principal, Transformations Institute
This approach makes sense to everyone, from teachers to psychologists to parents and students. It is wonderfully simple, but simply effective.
- Stelios N. Georgiou, Proffessor of Educational Psychology, University of Cyprus
This book clearly describes a technique that can be employed to very good effect in a range of therapies. I recommend its use.
- Windy Dryden PhD, Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London