Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an intensive, short-term (usually 6–20 sessions), problem oriented form of psychotherapy. With its practical, goal-focused approach, it helps people to develop skills and strategies for becoming and staying healthy.
CBT focuses on the here-and-now – on the problems that come up in day-to-day life.
CBT helps people to examine how they interpret and evaluate what is happening around them and how these perceptions affect their emotional experience.
In CBT, clients learn to identify, question and change the thoughts, attitudes, beliefs and assumptions related to their problematic emotional and behavioral reactions in certain kinds of situations.
CBT is the most extensively studied psychosocial treatment. Evidence suggests that it is particularly effective in treating anxiety and depression. Similar frameworks are used to treat different emotional problems, but the particular approach and strategies used in diagnosis-specific CBT are tailored to specific problems.
CBT is used to treat:
Feel free to schedule an appointment here if you feel this type of therapy could be useful for your medical condition.
Clients may find self-help books based on cognitive-behavioral principles. Websites that provide free information about CBT techniques may also be useful for clients.
CBT-based self-help approaches include:
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Anger, also known as wrath or rage is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat. Anger is a destructive unhealthy behaviour that kills relationships.
Assertiveness is the opposite of anger and fear (passivity). It is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive or passive. Assertiveness is a social skill that relies heavily on effective communication while simultaneously respecting the thoughts and wishes of others. People who are assertive clearly and respectfully communicate their wants, needs, positions, and boundaries to others.
Anger due to underlying uncomfortable feeling(s), just like tip of an iceberg. Here is some underlying feeling when you become angry.
Embarrassed. Annoyed. Frustrated
Stressed. Anxious. Insecure
Being attacked. Hurt. Rejected. Offended.
Tricked. Trapped. Disappointed
Scared. Lonely. Depressed. Insecure
In addition to impaired perception, anger is a sign of lack of social skills.
Angry behavior has too many manifestations, from passive manipulation to outrage and and killing someone.
Troubles due to anger is not just limited to impairment of interpersonal relationships, i.e. partner, children, friends. Loss of job, health and wealth are other examples. The angry person can easily find himself in the prison. Emotional, verbal and physical abuse are common styles of anger with our family and friends and colleagues. With strangers, you may find yourself in a road rage or street fight over a tinny dispute.
In psychotherapy for anger management we assist you to recognize your anger style, and find causes of your Angry behaviour. Finally we teach you necessary skills to control it.
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