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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviour. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Cognitive behaviour therapy is generally short-term and focused on helping clients deal with a very specific problem. During treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behaviour and emotions.
Psychodynamic approaches to PTSD focus on a number of different factors that may influence or cause PTSD symptoms, such as early childhood experiences (particularly our
level of attachment to our parents), current relationships and the things people do (often without being aware of it) to protect themselves from upsetting thoughts and feelings that are the result of experiencing a traumatic event (these "things" are called "defence mechanisms").
For example, they may lead you to avoid starting a relationship with someone, because the relationship could bring up some of these painful feelings. Therefore, just as
with cognitive-behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy also wants to bring
about changes in behaviour. It is just that the road it takes to get there is
Humanistic therapy is exploring how a person feels in the here and now, rather than trying to identify past events that led to these feelings. Additionally, the humanistic approach provides an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust that allows the individual to share their feelings without fear of judgement. The therapist does not act as an authority figure; rather, the relationship between the client and the therapist is one of
Goal setting is at the foundation of SFBT; one of the first steps is to identify and clarify your goals. I will begin by questioning what you hope to get out of therapy and how, specifically, your life would change when steps were taken to resolve problems. By answering these types of questions, you can begin to identify solutions and come up with a plan for change. One of the key question’s therapists asks is called the miracle
question: “If a miracle occurred while you were asleep tonight, what changes
would you notice in your life tomorrow?” This opens your mind to creative
thinking and, again, to setting goals and developing a clear plan that will
lead to life-changing solutions.
Unlike traditional forms of therapy that take time to analyze problems, pathology and past life events, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring one’s hope for the future to find the quicker resolution of one’s problems. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning.
Is a technique for slowing down and examining one’s thought processes and learning to be fully present in the moment.
In the practice of mindfulness, we bring attention to our experience in the present moment. We let go of our regrets and rumination about the past, or our worries about the future and return our attention to what is happening right now. We start by
focusing on the sounds in the room, the sensations of the breath, or the
feeling of sitting in a chair with our feet touching the floor. As we develop
this skill of being open to and accepting of whatever is emerging, we become
more present in our experience and that of others. As we become less distracted
and preoccupied with our own concerns, we can listen more fully.