Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is about the connection of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. In short, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors mutually affect each other. This usually happens unconsciously. During a CBT program we examine in which situations symptoms occur. We also look at which subconscious processes are involved. Then we try to change these processes.
CGT and thoughts
We all have our "frame" or the glasses through which we view the world. This frame determines how we judge situations. Our 'frame' or the way we see the world is mostly unconscious. We don't think about it and take our framework for granted. This is usually very helpful. As a result, we don't have to think about everything. Because of the frame, we also make connections without even realizing it.
Example: If someone is unkind to you. What do you think? "The person is mad at me" or "The person is not having his day"? Jow framework determines (in part) whether you make a connection between someone who is unkind and yourself.
Through CBT, we examine your framework. We're going to see if you can conceive of things differently.
CGT and Avoidance
We prefer to avoid situations that evoke fear. We call this avoidance. It has the advantage that we do not have to feel the fear. The downside is that the fearful expectation is not adjusted. This only increases the fear and we end up avoiding more and more situations. More and more restrictions are placed on what we can and cannot do.
Breaking through avoidance
What can we do to break through this? Avoidance increases fear. So we need to stop avoiding and face what we are afraid of. This way we can experience that the feared scenario will not come true. Dit kan door middel van Cognitieve Gedragstherapie. Jouw klachten onder ogen zien doen we samen en in jouw tempo. Verder gaan we onderzoeken of je gedachten over de gevreesde situatie wel juist zijn en of we daar iets in kunnen corrigeren.