CBT – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a framework for understanding how perspectives can alter thoughts, feelings and behaviours in situations and events. CBT helps people improve their management of mental health issues by dealing with symptoms of Anxiety and Depression. The aim is to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts and changing the thinking patterns. This leads to understanding the links between mood, anxiety and behaviours.
Groups are conducted periodically, the following may be suitable for Anxiety, Depression:
CBT EVENING GROUP: The focus is on the ‘here and now’ approach to looking at problems and difficulties. The aim is to assist people to change unhelpful behaviours and thinking patterns through a goal-oriented approach.
CBT FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY: The group focuses on teaching effective management skills for symptoms of Anxiety and Depression. The goal is to enable people to understand the effects and learn to reduce the overall level, frequency and intensity of the anxiety symptoms.
CBT FOR WORRY: The group is aimed at people with an Anxiety Disorder or anxiety features. It provides support and strategies for dealing with anxiety to increase quality of life. The emphasis is on developing changes in thinking and behaviour to increase coping.
CBT FUNDAMENTALS: This group teaches basic CBT skills and is an introduction to using the CBT process to manage symptoms of Anxiety and Depression.
CBT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: This group is aimed toward those who have some knowledge of CBT and have completed an introduction to CBT (at Delmont or elsewhere). The group builds on basic skills to facilitate an increased use of CBT strategies to manage anxiety and depression in daily life.
CBT STOP OBSESSING: The focus is on obsessional problems including compulsive behaviours. The aim is to teach people to understand how their obsessions and compulsions fit together, introducing alternate ways of responding to their thoughts and supporting healthy lifestyle habits.
CBT TAMING THE INNER CRITIC: This group is designed for people who have issues with internal criticism or perfectionism which affects them and their relationships. The aim is to explore where the inner critic comes from and develop self-acceptance and realistic expectations of self.
IMPROVE YOUR MOOD: Give yourself the opportunity to understand depression, finding support and learning that there are many things you can do to help yourself. This program uses a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Framework and helps instil hope for recovery.
SCHEMA THERAPY: Assists people to identify and deal with life-long thought patterns (schemas) rather than current situations. This group helps to understand and develop both cognitive and emotion-based strategies to change unhelpful into healthier schemas. (Previous CBT skills are a key requirement.)