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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Counseling For Anxiety,
Anxiety Attacks, Social Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorders.
Anxiety is something everyone feels from time to time. Situations such as meeting tight deadlines, important social obligations or driving in heavy traffic often bring about nervous feelings. Such mild apprehension may help make you alert and focused on facing threatening or challenging circumstances. On the other hand though, unease and worry can cause severe distress over a period of time. Fortunately, with proper and effective treatment, people suffering from anxiety can learn to lead normal lives.
With the careful treatment you will receive, you will be helped to recognise the triggers of your current anxieties and equally learn how to manage them. This will be achieved using the empathic skills of cognitive behavioural therapy. If required or requested, the effective therapeutic interventions of hypnotherapy and counseling can also be used to bring about change and help you release yourself from your feelings of anxiety. As with the majority of emotional issues, it is not an event, situation or impending event that causes you to feel anxious but it is your negative thought patterns towards the event itself that makes you feel anxious.
Activating Event: Going out to a party
Dysfunctional Thinking and Beliefs: There will be a lot of people there and as I won't know many people, I won't have anyone to talk to. I bet people will be looking at me because I will be on my own. It will be awful. I really don't think I can do this. (This person is talking them self into not going out because of what they believe will be the outcome).
Dysfunctional Emotion Or Negative Behaviour: Feelings of anxiety and especially in this case, displaying symptoms of social anxiety. This could lead to feelings of panic if this person feels they have to go and will do anything in their power not to.
The above is a simple example and may not have any bearing on your own circumstances but it will give you an idea how your thoughts can affect how you feel and behave.
It is not an event itself that causes you to feel the way you do but it will be your thoughts and beliefs which you attach to the situation that causes the anxiety. Because the beliefs are so strong, no amount of reasoning will help you to change the way you feel.
With the majority of negative thoughts and behaviour, there will be no evidence or very little evidence and no logic to support your current thinking which encourages you to feel anxious the way you do, only the beliefs you hold about a situation. This is where the skills of cognitive behavioural therapy become very effective. CBT helps you to challenge your thoughts and beliefs, to look for any evidence which supports the negative thought, re-label what an event or situation means to you and then to challenge your beliefs helping you to create a more alternative and realistic outlook.
With cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety, it is not just a matter of creating a positive thought and all will be ok. You will be helped to create new thought patterns which are realistic and functional which will help you to behave in a more positive way. With the effective treatment available at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, you will learn to challenge the beliefs you have and when you have created a more positive outlook, you will view the anxious situations differently so they do not impact on you the way they currently do.
Working together, you will be helped to break your thought processes down into smaller components. When the problem is broken into smaller components it becomes far easier to manage. Additionally, by challenging the thoughts in this way, by breaking them down, you may come to the realisation that there isn't actually a problem or the problem is no way near as big as you thought it was.
comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is
usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy, unlike
anxiety medication, treats more than just the symptoms of the problem,
it treats the thoughts and beliefs behind your problem.
At the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, Paul will help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. The cognitive behavioural therapy treatment for anxiety applied in the clinic will give you the tools to overcome your anxiety and will teach you how to use them so you begin to feel better in attainable and achievable steps.
When you are able to change how your thoughts view a situation or event, you will be well on your way to remaining more in control of your feelings and how they affect you.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety is generally viewed as the most effective form of treatment for anxiety and is recommended by the NHS as an effective therapeutic intervention to bring about behavioural change and equally encouraged in it's use by NICE, (The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). Paul is an approved member of the NHS Trust Register as well as the government supported Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council, (CNHC), so you can be sure that you will be receiving the very best of therapy available.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety applied at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic focuses on the thinking patterns and behaviours that are triggering and sustaining your anxious feelings. You will be effectively helped to challenge your negative thoughts which will bring about beneficial behavioural change for yourself.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety is not just a talking therapy where you come and sit and talk about how you feel. CBT is very pro-active in helping achieve behavioural change. Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety helps you ultimately to become your own therapist, to find the solutions to your own problems so that long after our brief therapy has finished you will be in possession of an array of tools to help you manage any negative thoughts or feelings that may come your way.
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