Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 "Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us."

~David Richo

WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

 

CBT can be a very helpful tool ― either alone or in combination with other therapies ― in treating mental health disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or an anxiety disorder. But not everyone who benefits from CBT has a mental health condition. CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.

COGNITIVE VS BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Focuses on identifying and changing the distorted thinking (cognition) that maintains the condition

Provides strategies and skills to help modify behavior

Cognitive Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive vs Behavioral Therapy:

What we think affects how we feel and act

What we feel affects how we think and act

What we do affects how we think and feel

EMOTIONS

THOUGHTS

BEHAVIOURS

CBT

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of traumatic life events.  It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. 

 

EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma the same way the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you physically hurt your body, the body works overtime to heal the injury.  The brain's information processing system naturally reacts in the same way.  If the system is injured by the impact of a traumatic event or experience, the emotional wound can cause intense suffering.  Through the use of the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, our therapists will activate the natural mental healing processes of our those in our program.

EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods:  the past, present, and future.  First, past disturbing memories and related events are identified.  Once identified we look at how these past events effect current situations that cause distress.  We use that information to develop the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions.  With EMDR therapy, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach.

The Facts about EMDR

  • More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR therapy. 

 

  • Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. 

 

  • Another study, funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions.

 

  • In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions. 

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