Thursday, 23 Aug 2012
Stop depression ruining your life with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
By Private Therapy Clinic
People who suffer from depression tend to find themselves trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions. They tend to see the glass as half empty, which in turn creates a spiral whereby it can be hard to find the motivation to do anything, which leads to procrastination, which in turn can lead to feelings of frustrating where nothing is achieved.
In order to avoid such a spiral into depression it is important to have a good balance of productivity, enjoyment and physical exercise. It is also important to make sure that you are not surrounding yourself with negative thoughts, and this is where Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help.
What is CBT and how can it help?
CBT is a talking therapy whereby you manage your problems, whether they be depression, anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorders, by changing the way you think and behave.
CBT is not designed to remove your problems, but provide you with a way to cope and deal with them. It aims to break the cycle of negative thoughts, feelings and associations and looks for ways to help you regain control of problems bit by bit.
CBT is not suitable for all problems or even all types of depression, so the first step in the process is establishing whether you meet the criteria for therapy. An assessment will then be conducted looking at your specific situation and goals will be defined for you to work through.
It is important to be aware that in order to get the most out of CBT you need to fully engage with the process. A therapist can only show you the way forward, you have to take those important steps.
Worried about depression? Still trying to decide whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the right therapy for you?
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