OVERVIEW OF COGNITIVE THERAPY
Karen Briglin - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies.
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. By Incorporating CBT, alongside holistic treatments such as Mindfulness, Meditation and Crystal Healing, it allows us to look for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
By incorporating mindfulness and meditation into therapy sessions you will be shown how to change these negative patterns. In turn this will improve the way you feel and help to deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way, by breaking them down into smaller parts. CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past.
BENEFITS OF COGNITIVE THERAPY
It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder.