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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? A Brief Introduction for Software Developers

Image Approximately a quarter of a century ago I was in a car with several friends driving around Cornwall, England, one of my favourite parts of the world. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the windows were down, and just as we came to a halt at a set of traffic lights, a bumble bee flew in through the passenger window. According to the statistics published by the UK’s Department for Transport in 2011, there were 1,901 deaths on the roads of the United Kingdom. In comparison, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation's annual report from 2011, bee and wasp stings account for approximately the same number of deaths in the UK as terrorism, around 5 per year (apologies, no more political stuff, I promise). With blatant disregard for these statistics that wouldn’t be published for more than a decade later, my good friend in the driving seat, a 6’4 physically healthy rugby player who, to the best of my knowledge, is not allergic to bee stings, shifted the ca