Experiencing negative emotions, mental health issues, and mood disorders can be extremely tough. Through such symptoms, it can be difficult to see a way out, it can be challenging to accept oneself, and it can be testing to manage such behaviours.

Here’s where cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and its value shows up, by providing a treatment option that works to promote both acceptance and change. While both are positioned at the opposite ends of the recovery scale, accepting your emotions, your behaviours and your past are very important, in order to commit to change. CBT through a specialist treatment centre helps to promote proactive steps which turn acceptance into understanding, and which turns change into management.

Suitable to help clients through depression, suicidal thoughts, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, substance abuse problems and eating disorders, at Nova Recovery hospital we offer CBT as a branch of our talking therapy recommendations. If suitable for you, you can benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy and further therapies to forgive and to work forward through recovery.

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that works by helping individuals manage they way they think and behave.

It is thought that our feeling, actions and thoughts are all connected and so if you suffer from mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, your negative thoughts are getting repeated and can often leave you in a vicious cycle.

The use of CBT For those who suffer from mental health issues or cognitive vulnerabilities, thoughts and emotions will be heightened beyond those of an average person. Sensitivity to feelings, distorted perceptions and irrational outlooks are all common, which can result in black and white attitudes. CBT helps you overcome this cycle by breaking them down into smaller more manageable parts.

The Role of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy plays a significant role in the talking therapy side of recovery. For those with mental health issues, or mood disorders, opening up can be tough. However, such treatments are necessary to complete, as opening up, digesting emotions, gaining perspective and moving forward are all important milestones of recovery and self-development.

CBT firstly helps by highlighting negative and unhelpful feelings. You may currently feel low yet may also lack awareness of how you’re actually feeling and why. The treatment of CBT will help to understand your triggers, along with comprehending your feelings in relation to such triggers.

Moving through the treatment process, you’ll learn some proactive skills which will aim to manage your feelings and responses. This is very important, as your response will differ from the next person.

In tandem with the management and acceptance of such behaviours, CBT also facilitates the role of change, to help you move on and develop yourself, away from your old feelings.

Understandable CBT isn’t for everyone. However, it will benefit clients who are accepting of change, who are open to therapy, who are hoping to improve their future, and also those who will commit to treatment sessions. Through such commitments, cognitive behavioural therapy, in conjunction with other recovery steps can help you restore and stabilise your mind, to grasp positive and useful behaviours, outlooks and responses.

CBT helps you understand that you are human, that you can experience negative emotions, and that you can rise above those emotions to improve your mental health and quality of life. Make use of such intentions through our treatment hospital here at Nova Recovery.

Experiencing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sessions at Nova Recovery Hospital

Now you know what CBT is, you may wonder what are cognitive behavioural therapy sessions like? While personal coping strategies and skills will deviate between clients, there is an organic process of CBT to promote advancement.

Treatment will start with a personal assessment to gauge whether cognitive behavioural therapy is suitable for you. Through such assessments, your commitment will be measured, along with the consideration of how CBT will support you through acceptance and management.

If suitable cognitive behavioural therapy sessions will begin by helping you understand your negative or low feelings, by prioritising your safety, and by highlighting behaviours that are reducing your quality of life. From here, personal skills will be promoted to help you accept those behaviours, accept the necessity of management, and accept the chance to change your future behaviours.

In tandem with the independent part of CBT, group sessions will also be encouraged to help you gain perspective, promote mindfulness, regulate emotions, and help you understand your personal tolerances. While group settings may feel daunting, they allow for you to accept your sensitivities, understand that such reactions are common, and help you build accountability for change.

To recover, there’s a chance that a wide range of treatments will be recommended to you here at the Nova Recovery Hospital, all depending on your diagnosis. However, if you are extremely sensitive to emotional responses, cognitive behavioural therapy may be recommended as a key treatment. Learn how to accept yourself, and develop yourself to lead a balanced, quality life.