If you are suffering from study pressure, exam stress, or general stress or anxiety….
Cognitive-behaviour (behavior) therapy, or CBT has been to be extremely effective. It is called an evidence-based treatment approach as large, well-controlled studies have proved its effectiveness – both here and overseas.
How does it work?
We all have a stream of thoughts going through our minds every moment of our waking lives. We are continuously having an internal dialogue with ourselves (some of us have this conversation out loud sometimes which can cause other people to look at us funny!).
These thoughts that we have are not necessarily reflecting the truth about things – they are merely our own "take" on life, and can be right, wrong, accurate or inaccurate.
Unfortunately, though, we tend to regard our thoughts as true, and as our thought affect our emotions, we can start to feel very bad – based only on our unreliable thoughts!
For example: if you always anticipate that awful things could happen in the future – your thoughts are often starting with "what if"…you will undoubtedly feel anxious a great deal of the time!
People usually only dwell on the negative possibilities – like failing (if you are a student) or getting caught in a lift (if you are claustrophobic). Not many people have anxiety about winning the lottery!
CBT helps individuals recognise and alter unhelpful and innacurate thinking patterns so that they can begin to live happier and more mindful lives, free from debilitating anxiety and depression.
If you would like to experience CBT, please contact us!