Cognitive Behavioural therapy
has served as a powerful and effective tool in combating issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, overeating, anger and relationship issues. It is a time limited talk therapy.
CBT helps you overcome your fears which can often be quite crippling. So whatever your fear, fear of blushing, public speaking, fear of having a panic attack - get help now!
Dialectical Behavioual Therapy!
DBT is now available now at this clinic.
Conquer your Fear of Flying this Summer!
This year don't allow your fear of flying ruin your travel plans. Do something about it. CBT is the most effective way to overcome your fear of flying. The fear of flying is a well-known phenomenon. Statistics show that millions of people worldwide are afraid to fly! So you are certainly not alone. CBT effectively treats fear of flying, even when other treatments have failed. People have all kinds of worries and fears when flying: the fear of having a panic attack, losing control, going mad etc. A lot of people I've treated report that, before the fear developed, they used to love flying and many of them flew routinely and enjoyed the experience. Others report never having felt comfortable in a plane at all.
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How cognitive therapy can help you feel better!
Practiced all over the world, cognitive therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that follows this basic rule. How we think influences how we feel and how we behave. It has been proven in hundreds of trials to be effective for a wide variety of issues and has been used in business to increase productivity, satisfaction, communication, and reduce stress and in schools to increase optimism, curb problem behaviour and diminish fear and sadness. It has been used in relationships. Practiced all over the world, cognitive therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that follows this basic rule.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT): The Model
CBT is based on the premise that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviours, and not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to ‘feel better’ and choose our actions even if the situation does not change.
CBT Scientific Research Studies
CBT is the best researched of all the psychological treatments. It was developed and applied to depression in the 1970s. There are now very many research studies testifying to its effectiveness. Initially developed for the treatment of depression, a number of treatment protocols have since been developed for the treatment of different anxiety disorders. CBT is now considered more effective than medication in the treatment of anxiety disorders. There is currently a vast amount of exciting research into CBT ongoing in leading universities across the UK and USA. CBT is based on the idea that part of what keeps people depressed is the way they look at the world. So in this view, the pessimism, hopelessness and self-criticism so characteristic of depression are not just side-effects of the disorder. They are central to what makes people depressed and keeps them feeling that way. The treatment therefore focuses on trying to identify and change the ways of thinking (‘cognitive’ factors) and behaving (‘behavioural’ factors) which keep people depressed.
The basic idea of CBT
The model is based on two main ideas: the way that you feel depends on your thoughts and beliefs (‘cognitions’ in the jargon) and is also strongly influenced by what you do (‘behaviour’). That is why it is called cognitive behavioural therapy.
The role of thoughts in CBT
Let’s look at the role of thoughts first. Many of us tend to think that the way we feel is simply a result of what happens to us. For example, someone criticises me and I feel upset. CBT says that this simple model misses out a critical step. If it was just the event (the criticism) that caused the feeling, then the same event would have to cause the same feeling in everyone. Everybody who was criticised would feel the same way about it. But we know that this is not true. Different people may have very different reactions to the same event. CBT says that what makes this crucial difference is the individual’s interpretation of the event.
It is not the event itself which makes me feel upset, but rather what I take the event to mean. In other words, events are always filtered through my individual thoughts and beliefs about them. If I had different thoughts about the event I would end up feeling differently
cognitive behavioural therapy in the workplace
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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