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WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

"People get annoyed not by the facts, but by the perceptions they make about them" - Epiktikos

Most people think that the events that are happening lead us to feel in a specific way. This is not the case. What makes us different from each other is our mental filters. The way in which we have learned to translate the world. For each of us it is different and it is created by the way we grew up, the rules we have learned to follow in our lives, our values, our principles and our experiences. Sometimes the lenses through which we see life are deforming. This is either observable by others, or we can understand it for ourselves, because of the discomfort we feel.

EFFECTIVENESS

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the National Health System of UK (NHS) for the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression. It is also covered by the majority of private insurances in USA!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is scientifically proven to be the most effective therapeutic approach for most mental health issues. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

  • We detect the causes that have led us to use in our thinking some of the above deforming lenses.
  • We explain how they are preserved.
  • We find alternative ways of thinking so that we can improve our lives and enable ourselves to achieve our personal goals.

CBT & FERTILITY

CBT has proven to be the most reliable form of psychotherapy, applied to a wide range of psychic difficulties. Studies show that, in addition to their recognition, CBT techniques have proven to be highly effective; even more effective than antidepressants when applied to women with fertility issues, reducing stress and sadness.

CBT & PREGNANCY

CBT is a psychotherapeutic method which, providing information, increases the sense of control in pregnancy concerning body image, emotional transitions, thoughts about pregnancy and the baby. It changes the way of thinking and helps the person to maintain a positive and functional attitude to life. Research indicates CBT as the most appropriate way of emotional support for pregnant women.

CLINICS APPLYING CBT WORLD WIDELY

HOW IT AFFECTS THE BRAIN

Whenever we choose to get rid of bad feelings and negative thoughts, using Cognitive-Behavioral approach, we essentially “rewire” our mind. And this is preserved over the years. During treatment:

  • Amygdala and hippocampus (a region of the brain responsible for traumatic memories) reduce their activity, which means that the effect of negative emotions is reducing too.
  • Changing the way of thinking, in fact we change the neural synapses in our brain. In particular, what changes is the function of the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for the logical thinking. This means that if we have stopped interpreting situations in a negative way, it is as if we have just rebooted our system.