How Can CBT Help to Treat Stress?
CBT therapy for stress enables you to understand how certain thinking and behaviour patterns can increase stress levels. It can also help you to develop new thinking and behaviour patterns which enable you to identify stress causing triggers and increase your confidence and ability to deal with stressful situations more effectively.
After a good course of cognitive behavioural therapy for stress, you should expect to feel more at ease, in control and better able to handle life situations; both those which give rise to stress and also to actually prevent certain situations from causing you any stress at all.
CBT can help you develop the confidence to manage a whole range of stressful situations with more ease and self-confidence. Below is a list of some of the most well known situations it can people address:
- Stress at work / career / business management
- Relationship Stress
- Stress accompanied by anxiety and/or depression
- Stress that seems pervasive in many areas of your life
- Stress that doesn’t make sense when you feel you “should feel ok”
- Stress caused by particular life changes
- Stress activated by the desire to succeed in life
- Stress caused by challenging family situations / relationships
- Stress caused by loneliness or longing for a partner/relationship
- Stress triggered from the experience of a traumatic event
- Stress caused by low-self esteem or low self-confidence
- Stress triggered by social situations / social anxiety
- Stress which arises when you need to perform or take certain actions
- Discover why specific situations create a stress response in you
- Learn how particular patterns of thinking and behaviour you hold may be keeping you stuck and preventing you from feeling better
- Discover new ways of thinking and behaving that can eliminate some stress factors from your life completely and enable you to cope better with unavoidable situations which can make you feel stress
- Develop a new understanding and increased confidence in your ability to deal with stressful situations in the future
Your therapist will work with you, to help you:
- Make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into small parts
- Establish achievable goals that you want from your therapy
- Develop new thinking and behaviour patterns
- Develop skills and strategies for problem solving
- End your CBT therapy sessions when you feel you’ve achieved your goals
Maggie Morrow is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK.
Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
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What are Sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Stress Like?
In your first meeting, your CBT therapist will work with you and ask particular questions. This approach will enable you achieve more clarity regarding the challenges you are facing and help identify a plan of action which can enable you tackle stressors more effectively.
In the following sessions your cognitive behavioural therapist will help you consider situations which are triggers for stress from a new perspective. This process can enable you to understand factors which increase your stress levels from a new perspective. You will also learn different ways of thinking and behaving that will enable you to actively reduce stress and increase your capacity to cope more effectively in stress inducing situations.
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