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Professor Windy Dryden on CBT

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About Professor Dryden
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach.  He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.
He has published over 185 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.
He is currently Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
What's on the show? 
Today I talked to Windy about RECBT, his speciality. We also discussed CBT and other therapies and mindfulness. It was interesting to hear some criticisms of mindfulness from Windy, but also what he likes about the approach. We finished up with 3 top tips for increasing wellbeing and resilience.
His website is http://www.windydryden.com/
And you can find out about his meetup by going onto meetup.com and search for London CBT.
I hope you enjoy the show, and let me know who you'd like to hear next!
Interview by Shamash Alidina