Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, sometimes referred to simply as CBT, is one of many types of psychotherapy treatments that help individuals explore and take control over the interconnections between their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Rigorous scientific studies have demonstrated CBT to be highly effective on individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, phobias, etc.
A healthy mind has direct bearing on your overall wellness, just like your physical health. Your social, emotional and psychological states directly affect your thoughts, feelings and actions. Yet, most people are loathe to seek professional help for mental suffering compared to physical suffering. How do you know when to reach out? Here is a three point self assessment to evaluate how healthy your mind is.
Your emotional health is just as important as your physical health. During periods of strife and conflict, negative feelings can leave individuals unhappy, unwell and exhausted. Psychotherapy is a form of treatment for your feelings. It involves talking to a professional who is trained to understand how emotions and thought patterns affect an individual’s overall health.
Every family experiences periods of strain and sometimes family members grow apart. Such problems get magnified when a mental illness or substance abuse gets injected into the dynamic. Family therapy involves working with a professional who is trained to understand these situations, to create healthy boundaries and connections between family members.
Childhood is a time of exploring, playing and learning. It sets the stage for adolescence and adulthood. During this time, a child’s brain, and specifically, the prefrontal cortex, is not fully formed. Consequently, it leaves children unable to plan, control their impulses and emotions. Extreme stress simply exacerbates them. Child therapy helps in the face of such turbulence.