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A strengths-based approach integrating body, mind and spirit within the wider context

  • Strengths-based – exploring a person’s purpose and potential as well as their problems. Helping people to reconnect with their goals, values, sense of purpose and meaning in their life. Developing a person not just solving a problem.
  • Integrating body, mind and spirit – Whole-person approach which explores spirituality and more focus on physicality of a person. Recognising a client’s spirituality as a resource for recovery and recognising an interconnectivity beyond the self.
  • Contextual– seeing a person in their context of environmental, cultural, spiritual and social influences so that psychological difficulties are not seen as only due to internal factors such as unhelpful thoughts.


Of benefit to: Mental health professionals, psychotherapists and CBT practitioners in the full range of mental health services. Those with knowledge of CBT and groupwork in non-clinical settings including faith leaders, chaplains and those working in homelessness, drug and alcohol, recovery colleges and other services.

Dr Hilary Garraway

Dr Hilary Garraway Dr Hilary Garraway is an experienced consultant clinical psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT therapist, supervisor and trainer. She has over thirty years of therapy experience in various settings and is currently working full time as an adult psychology lead in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. Before that she worked in Early Intervention in Psychosis teams as well as having a successful private practice. Hilary has trained in person-centred art therapy, ecotherapy and therapeutic creative writing. Hilary also trained as an adult education teacher and is an honorary lecturer at University College London, University of Hertfordshire and King’s College London. Hilary is a trustee of the Whole Person Health Trust which seeks to promote a more holistic approach to medical care. She is trained as a spiritual director and has an interest in contemplative spirituality and is the former chair of the National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum and former British Psychological Society spirituality lead.

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Free to be Me 

Holistic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

This course manual provides the guidance and resources needed to run an Holistic Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ‘Free to be Me’ course with individuals or groups, including clinical and non-clinical populations. 

Free to be Me

Companion book


Holistic CBT is explained as a new strengths-based, solution-focused and creative model, exploring people’s identity and potential within their individual context, and recognising a body-mind-spirit link.