CBT Can Be Helpful For...
CBT has been shown to be helpful for many problems including:
As the benefits of CBT have become more widely researched and clearly proven, its use has become increasingly popular. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Department of Health, 2004) now recommend it as the psychological treatment of choice for depression and anxiety disorders.
What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that looks at:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can help you change how you think (Cognitive) and what you do (Behaviour).
These changes can help you to feel better.
Therefore, put simply, CBT works with thoughts, feelings and behaviour as a way of understanding and positively influencing factors that may be triggering problems and then keeping them going.
Other relevant factors include:
The significance of the relationship between these factors can be demonstrated through a simple diagram:
As you can see, the factors above can combine to create a vicious circle that perpetuates a problem. This may be even more clearly illustrated through an actual example so:
This example highlights how the way we feel about events is directly affected by how we think and respond to what is happening around us. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy teaches both the awareness of this process and also the skills needed to positively change it.
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Amanda FarrPostgraduate Diploma (Cognitive Therapy), Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, State Registered Occupational Therapist... Read More