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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ::

Soft Skill offers effective CBT for individuals.

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviours, thoughts & beliefs. Unlike traditional Freudian psychoanalysis, that justifies childhood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, motivating & encouraging the patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of thoughts & behaviour. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think, believe and behave. 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 prolonged problems of thought habits in a more affirmative approach by breaking them into smaller parts. The patient is suggested how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

The CBT model is based on the combination of the basic principles of behavioural and cognitive psychology. This wave of therapy has been termed the second wave. Behavioural therapy is thus now referred to as the first wave. The most recent wave is the third wave, and this contains the mindfulness-based therapies. CBT sits firmly within the second wave. It is different from historical approaches to psychotherapy, such as the psychoanalytic approach where the therapist looks for the unconscious and subconscious meaning behind the behaviours and then formulates a diagnosis. Instead, CBT is a "problem-focused" and "action-oriented" form of proactive therapy, that means it is used to treat specific problems related to a diagnosed mental disorder. The therapist's role is to assist the client in finding and practising effective strategies to address the identified goals and decrease symptoms of the disorder. CBT is based on the belief that thought distortions and maladaptive behaviours play a role in the development and maintenance of psychological disorders, and that symptoms and associated distress can be reduced by teaching new information-processing skills and coping mechanisms. CBT also practice autosuggestion and visualization techniques to being positive changes in the thought and belief habits.

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 the following diseases:

obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 

panic disorder

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

phobias

eating disorders – such as anorexia and bulimia

sleep problems – such as insomnia

problems related to alcohol misuse

CBT is also sometimes used to treat people with long-term health conditions, such as:

irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

If CBT is recommended, you'll usually have a session with a therapist once a week or once every two weeks. The course of treatment usually lasts for between five and 20 sessions, with each session lasting 30-60 minutes. During the sessions, you'll work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts – such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions.

You and your therapist will analyze these areas to work out if they're unrealistic or unhelpful and to determine the effect they have on each other and on you. Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. After working out what you can change, your therapist will ask you to practice these changes in your daily life and you'll discuss how you got on during the next session. The eventual aim of therapy is to teach you to apply the skills you've learnt during treatment to your daily life. This should help you manage your problems and stop them having a negative impact on your life – even after your course of treatment finishes.

Please feel free to call for counselling appointment at Soft Skill: 9853075288