Welcome to Thoughtsfirst, a self-help CBT website.

Feel free to download any of the material you find here. There are some free PDF documents with tips for dealing with anxiety, panic, insomnia, social phobia and stress. There’s also a range of books and guided audio self-help kits available for purchase, as well as access to an online mindfulness course. If you like what you find, please keep checking back as new products will be added regularly. You may also sign up to the newsletter to receive updates and notification of new blog posts.

This website was founded by Dr Colinda Linde, a clinical psychologist and CBT specialist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Says Colinda: “There’s a high demand for CBT services globally—a clear indication of its efficacy. However, adequately trained, experienced CBT psychologists are relatively scarce, especially in this country. And sometimes, you need help quickly, or your medical insurance has run out, or you’re looking to go beyond what your therapist can provide. For all these reasons, and more, I’ve created and co-created various self-help solutions, many of which are available through this website. I trust that they’ll make a difference for you—that, by using them, you’ll learn to manage yourself to have a different, better experience of life.”

Here is Colinda talking about her Stress Equation concept:

Find out more about CBT and what it can do for you.

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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler