Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Is a talking therapy that helps you to change how you think (‘Cognitive’) and what you do (‘Behaviour’). It focuses more on present problems and difficulties than the past and it looks for ways to improve how you live your life now with a positive approach. CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts; this makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you. These parts are:
• A Situation – a problem, event or difficult situation. From this can follow:
• Physical feelings
Each of these areas can affect the others. How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about it. The way you think can be helpful – or unhelpful.
CBT can help you to break this vicious circle of altered thinking, feelings and behaviour. When you see the parts of the sequence clearly, you can change them – and so change the way you feel. CBT aims to get you to a point where you can ‘do it yourself’, and work out your own ways of tackling these problems. CBT may also help if you have difficulties with anger, low self-esteem, or physical health problems, like pain or fatigue.
It helps with many different types of problems, which include: anxiety ♦ depression ♦ panic ♦ phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia) ♦ stress ♦ bulimia ♦ obsessive compulsive disorder ♦ post-traumatic stress disorder ♦ bipolar disorder and psychosis.
CBT is a treatment recommended by the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE).
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Is used for personal development and for success in business. NLP is the practice of understanding how people organize their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. NLP provides people with a methodology to model outstanding performances achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field. A key element of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us.
• Neuro: Each individual has established their own unique mental filtering system for processing the millions of bits of data being absorbed through the senses. Our first mental map of the world is constituted of internal images; sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells that form as a result of the neurological filtering process. The first mental map is called ‘First Access’ in NLP.
• Linguistic: We then assign personal meaning to the information being received from the world outside. We form our second mental map by assigning language to the internal images; sounds and feelings, tastes and smells, thus forming everyday conscious awareness. The second mental map is called ‘The Linguistic Map’ (sometimes known as Linguistic Representation).
• Programming: The behavioural response that occurs as a result of neurological filtering processes and the subsequent linguistic map.
Many people study NLP to help them become more effective in their chosen field. The patterns can be employed across a wide area of applications ranging from fields as diverse as education; team building, sales, marketing, personal development, leadership and coaching. Wherever there is human interaction and growth potential, NLP can be used to develop and enhance performance.
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Is the sequential tapping procedure that Dr Roger Callahan discovered, which provides a code to nature’s healing system: when TFT is applied to problems it addresses their fundamental causes, balancing the body’s energy system, and allows you to eliminate most negative emotions or fears within minutes. TFT Tapping Therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive, healthy self-help alternative to long-term, or drug-related psychotherapy.
The healing world of Callahan Techniques® and Thought Field Therapy® spawned the beginnings of many therapies, often collectively called Energy Psychology. Most have a basis in the original form of TFT, and, together have all performed a tremendous service to improve the effectiveness of healing and the field of psychology.
TFT uses a tapping sequence in the form of a healing code, balancing the body’s energy system and allowing you to eliminate most negative emotions within minutes, while promoting the body’s own healing ability.
TFT often works when nothing else will… It has been used for weight loss ♦ stopping smoking ♦ phobias ♦ trauma relief and so much more.