The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Is My Praise.
Types of Mental Health Therapy — Part 2.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14 (KJV).
The second type of mental health therapy on our list is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing your thinking and behaviour. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT is based on the idea that there is a connection between your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and actions. This means the way you think about a situation can impact how you feel and consequently behave. CBT aims to give you tools to stop negative thinking patterns, which can change the way you feel about situations and, in turn, how you act. Like counselling, CBT can be delivered in different ways. It can be done one-to-one, in a group, through a self-help book, or with an online course. Everyone is different, so find a method that works for you.
Thoughts create feelings. Feelings create behaviour. Behaviour reinforces thoughts. 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. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts.
If CBT is recommended, you'll usually have a session with a therapist once a week or once every 2 weeks. The course of treatment usually lasts for between 5 and 20 sessions, with each session lasting 30 to 60 minutes. During the sessions, you'll work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions.
You and your therapist will analyse these areas to work out if they're unrealistic or unhelpful and determine their effect on each other and on you. Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Thoughts become things. Your thoughts matter.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the HOLY BIBLE unless otherwise indicated.
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