[ Treatment Modalities ]
Cognitive Bahaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative form of therapy that is based on the belief that there is a relationship between thoughts, behaviour and feelings and that they influence each other. It focuses on identifying and becoming aware of unhelpful and negative thinking patterns and behaviour and helps to develop more effective skills and coping strategies to deal with challenges. It is goal oriented, short-term, practical, and focuses on the here-and-now. An important aspect of CBT is the emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based behavioural therapy that combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance. Its goal is to develop Psychological Flexibility by becoming more accepting of thoughts and feelings and involves commitment and behaviour-change strategies. It is an action-oriented approach and teaches individuals to listen to their own 'self-talk' and how to related to inner difficult experiences, and how to be more mindful of the present moment.
Mindfulness & Relaxation Training
Mindfulness training focuses on the awareness of the present moment and aims to teach an individual to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and the surrounding environment in the present moment and in a non-judgmental manner. Mindfulness can be achieved through a variety of techniques and is often incorporated into other therapeutic treatment approaches.
Relaxation training includes a set of techniques that aims to activate body's natural relaxation response and involves refocusing attention on something calming and increasing awareness of the body. It is effective in reducing muscle tension, slowing down breathing, and calming the mind. Relaxation training is often practiced in conjunction with other interventions.
Solution-Focused therapy aims to clarify and identify goals and focuses on problem resolution in the present and the future rather than the past experiences. It draws from clients resources and strengths to formulate a practical and satisfying solution and tools that they can be immediately implemented.