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Ever heard of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)? Have you found yourself wanting to identify and change negative thought patterns that might be contributing to your overall emotional and mental health? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy might just be the help that you are looking for. CBT is based on the theory that our thoughts and perceptions influence our emotions and behaviour, and that by changing our thoughts and perceptions, we can change and improve our emotions and behaviour.
CBT typically involves 12-20 sessions and is a structured and goal-oriented style of therapy. The therapist works with the individual to identify negative patterns of thinking and behaviour, and then helps the individual to challenge and change these patterns. CBT often includes homework assignments like keeping a journal of thoughts and feelings and/or practicing new coping strategies learning during the therapy session(s).
Individuals with depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have successfully treated and managed these disorders using CBT. It has also been used to help individuals with chronic pain, insomnia, and other physical conditions that are affected by emotional and psychological factors.
The benefits of CBT include improved mood, reduced anxiety and stress, improved relationships, and better overall quality of life. It can also help individuals to develop new coping strategies and problem-solving skills that they can use in the future to manage difficult situations.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) uses various methods to help individuals identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behaviour. Some of the methods used in CBT include:
These methods can be adjusted and tailored depending on the individual's specific needs, and the therapist may use different techniques depending on the condition being treated and the stage of therapy.
To determine if CBT is suitable for you, it is best to speak with a mental health professional who can assess your specific needs and recommend an appropriate treatment. It is also important to find a therapist who is trained in CBT and has experience treating the specific condition you are seeking help for.
Yes! At Archways we believe in CBT (cognitive-behaviour therapy) to help our clients get well and stay well. We work with adults up to approximately 70 years of age and we even have a Child & Adolescent Program.