What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented treatment based on the theory that how you think and act affects how you feel. CBT takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. The goal is to change the negative patterns of thinking & unproductive behaviors to change the way you feel.
What is CBT used for?
CBT has been used to treat a wide range of issues in children, teenagers and adults, and is proving to be even more successful when combined with Clinical Hypnotherapy to treat issues such as:
Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues.
How does CBT Work?
You will work with the therapist to isolate thought patterns and behaviors to establish what has a positive influence and what has a negative influence on you. Together you will develop new strategies to improve the cognitive and behavioral patterns that you are working from.
The therapist has a set of tools that you will use to begin to track and understand your own thinking. This type of therapy requires your input and the therapist will often set home work to be completed during each session. You will begin to challenge yourself not to accept past patterns and beliefs and create new patterns that serve you now.
Through changing your thinking, attitudes and beliefs CBT creates real changes in behaviors, emotions and your perception of life.