To enable people to thrive by giving them the support and tools they need to live a fulfilling life. So many of us are living with mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood or are so stressed each day is a struggle. We want to show you it doesn't have to be this way.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based talking therapy used to treat a range of mental health issues. CBT therapists work with people to change their feelings by identifying and adapting thoughts and behaviours that are keeping the unpleasant feelings going.
Traditionally developed to treat depression, over the years CBT has been adapted to treat anxiety disorders such as generalised, health and social anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, psychosis, personality disorders, eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and weight management issues.
The beauty of CBT is that you don't have to have a life limiting mental illness to benefit from it. It can be applied to any situation where we experience an 'emotional shift'. For example, imagine you are walking down the street and your friend is walking towards you. You give a nice cheery 'hello' and a wave but your friend doesn't acknowledge you and walks on by. Now, how would you feel if you thought 'she's ignoring me, I must've done something to upset her'? I would feel anxious and sad, I might ruminate or worry about what I had done wrong and avoid contact with her for fear of what she might say. What if I thought 'She looks distracted, she's probably got something on her mind'? I would feel happier, maybe concerned for my friend, possibly text her and see if she'd like a coffee. So you see, our thoughts and behaviour patterns influence our feelings. CBT helps us to understand and change the way we see things (our filter) for a happier, more fulfilled life.
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