AN INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
If you’ve struggled with your mental health, addiction, or trauma in the past, you may have felt like you won’t be worthy of help or that a better path forward wasn’t possible. That’s simply not true. You are capable of change, and you deserve to feel safe and healthy. CBT can help you become more aware of inaccurate or negative patterns of thinking. When you work with a therapist, you can identify these patterns and challenge unhelpful behaviours to improve your emotional regulation. CBT helps you develop personal coping strategies to solve problems and feel safe with your thoughts.
DEVELOP NEW SKILLS
Our therapists will work with you to identify problematic behaviours, evaluate their impact, and teach you how to alter the behaviours
LAY A SOLID FOUNDATION
Because CBT is an effective tool for managing stressful situations, it can benefit anyone, even those who do not struggle with mental disorders
PRACTICE YOUR SKILLS
CBT skills groups give you a safe environment to practice your skills and build confidence with peers who share similar experiences
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is highly effective in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other mental health disorders
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY TO MOVE FORWARD
How you talk to yourself directly impacts how you show up in the world and relate to others. In the past, you may have believed that you are unworthy of loving, healthy friendships, romantic relationships, and professional environments. You may have struggled with substance use in an effort to cope with negative internal thoughts.
One of the goals of CBT is to minimise negative and self-defeating thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you can change the foundational relationship you have with yourself. From this place, you can show up as your true self and navigate past issues with confidence to pursue a brighter future and avoid relapse.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CBT SKILLS GROUP
In a CBT skills group, you can expect to learn to accept that you need to change negative thoughts and behaviours to achieve your goals, and that the ability to change lies within you. Working with other clients helps you relate to individuals who have faced similar struggles. When you develop empathy for others, you can practice that skill and learn to do the same for yourself.