International Therapy Center in Berlin

Cognitive behavioral therapy

CBT or Cognitive Behavioral and Emotional Therapies are brief, scientifically validated therapies that focus on interactions between:

  1. Thoughts
  2. Behaviours
  3. Emotions

The therapies we offer are part of the 3rd wave of TBI, developed since the 1990s.

This new approach to CBT therapies gives full place to the subjective emotional experience. We use Meditation Mindfullness Therapy, Pattern Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

What is a Cognitive behavioral therapy?

Useful links

One of the most effective forms of therapy
Numerous scientific studies have come to demonstrate the effectiveness of these therapies . CBT was originally created to help people with depression, but today it is used to improve and manage different types of mental disorders and symptoms (anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder compulsive, addictions and eating disorders, …).

Cognitive, Behavioral and Emotional therapy emphasizes the importance of thoughts, beliefs, ruminations in determining how we feel and how we act. The analysis of our thoughts allows us to highlight the negative impact of “interpretations” of reality on our quality of life. When we can examine situations with precision and calmness without distorting reality, judgments about ourselves, we are better able to know how to react appropriately in order to feel happier in the longer term. These misinterpretations of reality are linked to our life experiences which often take root in our childhood. Together, we identify those thought patterns that cause us to act in such and such a way and cause us to suffer.

Thus, contrary to some popular belief, CBT is not only based on the study of the present but also relies on all of our experiences, from early childhood until today.

CBT is a so-called “active” therapy. concrete exercises are performed during the session but also at home at home. Notions of psychology ( Psychoeducation ) are also presented during the session to help you make sense of your symptoms. You then become master of your suffering by understanding where it comes from. comes, how it is maintained and you practice concrete solutions to go from a vicious circle to a virtuous circle.

5 Benefits of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy

1. Reduces anxiety

2. Reduces symptoms of depression

3. Helps treat eating disorders (Anorexia / Bulimia)

4. Helps improve self-esteem and confidence

5. Reduces addictive behavior and substance abuse

Course of a Cognitive behavioral therapy

Therapy begins by setting specific goals that will guide the choice of treatment methods used.

Questionnaires will be given to you at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the therapy to objectively assess the progress and progress of the therapeutic work.

The sessions are punctuated by small exercises, to allow you to become fully involved in your therapy and thus allow you to acquire concrete tools to better cope with your difficulties.

Each session begins with a review of the past week and a review of the tasks you have completed between sessions.

Useful readings in addition to therapy

Guidebook for CB Therapy : click here .

Specific Self Esteem:

Daring Self-Confidence Therapy, Dr. Frédéric Fanget.
Assert yourself, To live better with others, Dr. Frédéric Fanget.

Specific Anxiety:

Stop worrying about everything and nothing, Lynda Bélanger , Eliane Leg st WkMYO “.
Overcome your shyness, Charly Cungi.

– Eating Disorder Specific:

Coping with bulimia, an effective way to heal, Alain Perroud.
Coping with anorexia, Alain Perroud.

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