5 May 2013

CBT In Action

Here is a perfect example of the efficacy of that popular CBT tool, reframing.

For years this patch of lawn has been a problem. Moss crowded out the grass, so I dug up the moss, but the grass didn't grow back. Instead ox-eye daisies and plantain and all manner of undesirables took hold.


True, in their pomp they do have a certain Timotei glamour,


but ... they are in the wrong place.

However, after an afternoon's work all such anxieties are banished. By simply moving the border from behind them to in front they have miraculously become a legitimate flower bed and no longer a scrappy bit of lawn.

If only other weed infested areas of life could be so neatly transformed.