Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Chesterfield
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Chesterfield can help you overcome anxiety, stress, panic attacks, performance anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and more. What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Chesterfield
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is a type of psychotherapy. It is also a philosophy of living created by two well-known and renowned psychologists, Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, in the 1950s and 60s.
Its roots are based on the concept that when we become upset, it is not the actual event taking place that upsets us, but rather the beliefs that we hold about that event. It is our beliefs that cause us to become depressed, anxious, furious… and so on. In other words we are upsetting ourselves. Think of a recent example where you were upset or angry? What were you telling yourself about the situation? What were you ‘demanding’ of yourself…? Or someone else…? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Chesterfield can help you to identify your triggers and find ways of managing your stress levels and anxiety.
The idea that our beliefs upset us was first articulated by Epictetus around 2,000 years ago. He said: “Men are disturbed not by events, but by the views which they take of them.”
Clinical experience and a growing supply of experimental evidence show that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is effective and efficient at reducing emotional pain. It is particularly effective for treating anxiety disorders. When Albert Ellis created Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) in the 1950s he met with much resistance from others in the mental health field. Today, it is one of the most widely-practiced CBT therapies throughout the world. In the early days of REBT, even Dr. Ellis did not clearly see that consistent use of its philosophical system would have such a profound effect on the field of psychology. Or on the lives of the millions of people who have benefited from it.