Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a commonly practiced therapeutic tool that helps to examine your thought process. CBT helps you change the way you think which helps how you feel and behave in your life. Our Energetics Institute therapists offer a comprehensive CBT counselling service in Perth.
What Is CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
CBT Therapy can help you identify some false or negative thoughts and replace those distorted thoughts with realistic and healthier ones. There is a relationship between your thinking and how that affects your behaviour. You develop tendencies in childhood which relate to the inter-dependent relationship between your thinking, feelings and behaviours. With support, you can change the way you think in order to influence the way you feel. You can also change your behaviour to affect your thinking and feelings, regardless of the outside circumstances.
Your therapist will help you create new positive or realistic thought patterns. You will then practice these techniques, so the old thought patterns are controlled and replaced where necessary.
How Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Help You
CBT can help you reside fully in the present moment so you can better live your life in a satisfying and meaningful way.
Many of the issues that you bring to counselling have their origins in distorted thinking patterns. CBT allows you to make these thought patterns conscious. You can change them if required, and understand how your reactions play a part in how you experience and cope with life.
Our Perth based CBT Therapy can allow you to self-regulate your thoughts and interrupt emerging negative thought patterns before they take over. You identify any distorted thoughts and then to replace these with more accurate, grounded and positive thoughts and responses.
CBT can empower you to become mindful of your own thoughts, and to find ways of improving your thinking. If you master your own mind then you are then able to shape your reality by mastering your own mental and physical health.
Many disorders and named mental conditions can be tackled with CBT. However, emotional based disorders respond better to body based therapies which treat you as entire person and not just your mind.
CBT Techniques We Employ
Your Cognitive Behavioural therapist will help you to look and improve your current state of mind. Any distortions in your thinking are identified and new practices implemented. The therapist will try new way to improve your thought process and behaviour around your issues based on logic and realism. You then practice these techniques and normalise that approach within yourself.
CBT therapy will help you foster positive thinking which will raise your self esteem and build resiliency so your fear, despair, shame or helplessness lessens.
CBT For Anxiety
Cognitive Therapy is effective for dealing with the thinking aspect of Anxiety. Your counsellor will teach you how to intervene in your thought spirals. You will be able disarm them before they hijack your mental state and send you into overwhelm.
Energetics Institute will teach you how to then apply embodied down-regulation techniques such as deep organic breathing, soft grounding. These self soothing interventions will help you return to your normal window of tolerance for managing yourself. You can find out more about targeted anxiety therapy and treatment options here.
CBT For Depression
CBT is effective for dealing with your negative moods and the associated thinking aspect of Depression. You will be taught with a CBT approach how to challenge your negative thinking and how it links to overall pessimism and dark moods. You can find out more about targeted depression therapy and treatment options here.
When you feel depressed, you carry a lot of unprocessed anger and resentment. At the Energetics Institute in Perth, we also help you express dynamically your depressed negative self. After that emotional release, we use a CBT approach to examine the nature of your thoughts and feelings. That will help you arrive at a more positive and realistic place within yourself. CBT is then used to reinforce your new realisation and rewire you so you feel more positive.