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Cognitive behaviour therapy

A person’s perceptions such as thought, feeling and behaving are interconnected. And, when a person experiences emotional difficulties such as financial breakdowns, relationship issues, or any other mental health issues, It deceives them into a vicious cycle of negative biased thoughts. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) proposes to break those vicious cycle into small pieces and train the person to cope with the psychological issues by providing them with the necessary coping techniques.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the most commonly usedform of psychotherapy which stresses the importance of thinking and how it affects our emotions and actions. It is based on the belief that our thoughts determine our actions, our feelings, and our emotions. 

What is CBT for? 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective therapy that addresses most of the mental health conditions. The below-listed issues are addressed through CBT treatment:  

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attack
  • Stress 
  • Chronic pain
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Specific Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addiction-related issues. 

Is Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) effective?

As per the experts, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the valuable psychotherapy for the last 5 decades in the area of mental health. Frequently, 90 % of the individuals believed that they are helped by CBT empirically. Anyone irrespective of age, caste can benefit from CBT. 

A good amount of research shows that CBT is relatively effective for producing change. The problem is that for a majority of people this change is temporary and relapse into old behaviours is common. Also fairly common is that a CBT client develops a similar symptom in another area of /his/her life. For example, you may overcome your fear of public speaking through CBT but develop a fear of socializing in groups.

Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

CBT is a private, supportive process, which can help people to:

• Feel listened to and validated, feel their experiences, thoughts and feelings matter

• Be encouraged and have their strengths, and choices acknowledged

• Identify goals and learn strategies to achieve them

• Heal emotionally if they have experienced a loss or traumatic event

• Gain valuable information and awareness about issues affecting their life

• Develop approaches to enjoy life and relations, and handle problems better.

As a psychotherapeutic approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps individuals to learn new skills to deal with dysfunctional behaviours and emotions. This kind of therapy is used both for individuals and groups to train them in recovering from addiction, depression, panic attacks, anxiety disorder and other phobias. 

CBT Treatment- How it works? 

During the CBT Treatment, the person and the mental health adviser (psychotherapist or clinical psychologist) work mutually in a collaborative and structured manner involving several sessions to provide a clear guidance of the underlying problem and determine a custom CBT treatment strategy and appropriate coping skills.

The person is given tasks and activities during the ongoing sessions to help him/her improve appropriate coping skills and change their emotions, thinking problematic behaviour. By these coping skills, the person learns to deal with  the negative cycle of thoughts and unusual conditions that are creating the issue so that he/ she can view challenging conditions more clearly and respond to them more productively.

The self-help sessions in such therapy programs help in understanding and overcoming various disorders and alleviating symptoms. In most of the cases, such CBT is beneficial for patients who suffer from various mental health disorders and depressions as it poses lesser risks than antidepressants and other methods of psychotherapy.

This therapy comes to play when a person consciously analyzes, interprets and manages his/her thoughts. As feelings and thoughts are interwoven, individuals find better control over their emotions. Anyone who wants to control the thought process can apply this technique and reap maximum benefits.

  • All the sessions are strictly confidential, safe and secure 
  • All the curative approaches are evidence-based
  • The number of sessions last between 8 to 20
  • The duration of each session is between 45 to 60 minutes. 
  • The treatment is generally given on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

A little change in our attitude helps to understand and overcome adverse situations in our life. The way we behave and the way we react to situations largely depends on our perspective towards life and situations that directly or indirectly influence our lifestyle. Come and experience the change here at Cadabam’s  Hospitals. We are here to help you. If you would like to know about the best CBT treatment, please do contact us @+91 97414 76476.