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PBT and Unwanted Teen Pregnancies

PBT and Unwanted Teen Pregnancies

PBT and unwanted teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy rates have dropped to their lowest rate since 1969, according to government statistics.  However, 30,000 teenage girls get pregnant each year and the UK has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in Europe. Yet this is despite also having the highest rate of contraception use. Reports have shown that the estimated cost to the NHS of teenage pregnancy is in the region of £63m per year (according to NICE). Also the cost to the social support system is approximately £125m per year (according to the government statistics). So it is clear that teenage pregnancy remains a current and serious concern.

PBT and unwanted teen pregnancies

PBT and Unwanted Teen Pregnancies

Pause Button Therapy, can produce positive results over the course of just a handful of sessions. It has helped young people to pause, freeze time and think through the consequences of the actions they are about to take. It’s like being at the movies and getting to choose the way the film ends. Except it’s not a movie, but real life. And also there are real consequences to every choice and every action.

Early pregnancy can impact both physical and mental health, as well as limit education and job prospects, for example. Additionally, teenagers are at a higher risk of death during childbirth than their older counterparts. So we want to instill in teenagers how they can Stop and Think, Really Considering the Consequences of the action they are about to take. And they can achieve all this with Pause Button Therapy.

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What is the right choice to make? And what is the right action to take?

When teens use the pause button approach they begin, sometimes for the first time, to take control of their own behaviour. Suddenly they can think through their choices and make better decisions. They learn to visualise the outcome of their actions before they have happened. Additionally, they learn to control impulsivity and the need for instant gratification and replace it with a balanced, rational and thought through response.

PBT and unwanted teen pregnancies

PBT and Teen Pregnancies

Pause Button Therapy, or TacitleCBT has certain similarities to Professor Philip Zimbardo’s Time Perspective Theory. Time perspective relates to the ability to consider all three time frames (past, present and future). As a result, it influences our decisions and actions and shapes our life path. It also helps us to simultaneously think about events in the past, present and future, to imagine potential future events and the consequences they might have. Consequently, we can use all of this information to make better choices. And it is particularly effective with young people. After all, what teenager doesn’t know how to use a remote control?

PBT and unwanted teen pregnancies

TactileCBT integrates Pause Button Therapy with established and robust cognitive behavioural therapy to produce an innovative new treatment approach. It works by interrupting the existing cycle of thought and behaviour, improving problem-solving skills, and restructuring thinking processes. It also creates a sense of personal responsibility and enhances motivation. Additionally, it improves people’s sense of control over their lives, as well as their self-esteem, (both of which have been linked to higher rates of treatment success).

A number of schoolchildren in the Midlands have taken part in trials with the Pause Button Therapy technique. Also, preliminary research findings show that the approach has successfully treated a range of behavioural and emotional problems.

Pause Button Therapy ‘Therapist Training Manual’ and ‘Client Work Book’

The extensive Pause Button Therapy Therapist Training Manual is in PDF format for immediate download.  You can read more details about the manual in the Training section of this website. The manual also includes a multi-print PDF copy of the Client Work Book, enabling therapists to supply the work book to their clients, either free of charge, or for a small fee.

We accept payments either by credit, or debit card, as well as PayPal, for all of our Pause Button Therapy products. Firstly, just click on the “Buy Now” button. Then you can either log in to your PayPal account, if you have one, or you have the option to pay by bank card.

The cost of the complete PBT Therapist Training Manual, including a multi re-printable copy of the Client Work Book, is £54.00.

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PBT and unwanted teen pregnancies

The Manual will:

  • Summarise the origins of Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT and the developmental process that has led to its current position in the therapeutic field.
  • Describe the theories and research that underpin TactileCBT.
  • Explain the differences between TactileCBT and other CBT-based interventions, and the contribution that it makes to the field of therapy.
  • Demonstrate how Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT can enhance and further develop current clinical practice.
  • Show how you can apply Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT techniques to improve the well-being and outcomes of clients immediately.

Following the Introduction section, the manual is broadly divided into three sections:

  • Theoretical Framework
  • Working With Clients
  • Evidence Based Therapy Introduction

Pause Button Therapy Client Work Book

The Pause Button Therapy Client Work Book is available independently as a PDF download for just £6.95.

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PBT and unwanted teen pregnancies

The Client Work Book covers in detail:

  • How Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT can change your life.
  • The alternative choices and actions you have.
  • How to develop an emotional connection.
  • Introduction to Time Perspective, and its importance.
  • The role of thoughts
  • Encourages the recording of your therapy journey.


PBT and Unwanted Teen Pregnancies

Pause Button Therapy, published worldwide by Hay House. How helpful would it be if we could occasionally just pause: freeze time for a few moments and consider the consequences of the actions we are about to take?
PBT and unwanted teen pregnancies

Pause Button Therapy is a proven, innovative and interactive new therapy technique that allows you to do exactly this, empowering you to break free of negative habits and unconscious responses. PBT is based on an incredibly simple idea but it can be used for a whole host of issues. It provides additional thinking time, allowing a person to consider the potential consequences of their actions and adjust their behaviour accordingly. PBT has been hugely successful in the treatment of everything from addiction and weight issues to depression, anxiety and relationship problems, and this book will show you the many ways in which you can use it to transform your experience of life.

“The Pause Button Therapy 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. Order the book from Amazon.

Pause Button Therapy/TactileCBT is for anyone who’s ever made a mistake in their life and wants to strive to never make one again. It is for anyone who wants to make a real change in their lives.

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If you require any additional information around Pause Button Therapy and Tactile CBT,  the PBT Cards and Wrist Bands, Work Books, or the new Therapists Training Manual, email us today. We will be pleased to answer any outstanding questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon and maybe helping you change your life, or, of course, assisting you to help others.

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