‘Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’ (C.B.T) is very old concept in field of psychology; it is used to treat people suffering from negative thoughts that can cause distress in life. When individuals go through stress they tend to interpret situations which have negative impact on the actions or decisions they take. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
During the process of treatment our experts work with clients and help them to understand their:
In the secondary stage, our experts help clients to evaluate their distorted cognitions and discriminate between their unrealistic thoughts and reality. Clients are able to learn the influence their distorted cognition has on their feelings and this helps them to monitor and observe their thoughts.
The third stage is the ‘management of behavior’. The client is encouraged to log thoughts in a form of diary. This in return helps the client to reflect on their thoughts so that they distinguish and challenge their irrational beliefs.
The fourth stage helps clients to be independent of identifying their unhelpful beliefs that prove them wrong. This results in a positive behavioral change that helps clients to transition back in enjoying life while taking responsibility for their own thoughts and actions.
CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions.
In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with:
Note: Patients diagnosed with mental health illnesses such as: Schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, personality disorder or are on anti-psychotic drugs; initially you need to take advice from professional health experts like psychiatrists.