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CBT – For Professionals

How do we define stress in the workplace when so much is changing? Likewise, there are many definitions of fatigue, mental health, and distress. Describing a wide range of experiences is not easy.

Thankfully, we are at a time when mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety disorders, are becoming less stigmatized.

An understanding of the theoretical basis of CBT, and its practical applications, will be valuable to workplace professionals involved in positive mental health or health-related issues.

CBT can often support specific areas of Return to Work Plans and Performance Improvement Plans.

Online Sessions

If you’re unable to attend in person, I offer excellent online sessions.

Benefits of online therapy

Convenient – You may feel more comfortable and secure in your home environment.

Accessible – If you have difficulty travelling, online therapy may be more suitable.

Affordable – Online therapy saves you travel costs and reduces your carbon footprint.

Research is now showing that online therapy is just as effective as meeting in person. (Barak, Hen, Boniel-Nissim&Shapira, 2008).

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Six signs that you should consider CBT

You notice significant problems in your everyday life functioning, either at work, at home, at school, or college etc.  You may notice a change in concentration or motivation.  You may avoid interaction with your classmates or colleagues. Or you may feel overwhelmed.If your low mood, anxiety, or depression is causing you to function poorly in these environments, and for a few weeks,it’s time to seek help.

Few people will feel anxious for weeks on end and do nothing to try and help calm their anxiety. Few people suffer the symptoms of depression without having tried to reverse the feelings offatigue, sadness, or feelings of hopelessness.If you’ve tried to work things through by talking to a friend or colleague, taken more exercise, andtried other self-help techniques, it may now be time to consider CBT.

Friends, family members and colleagues can make great sounding boards.  They are there for us when times are good, and when times are bad. There are times a friend can also feel overwhelmed by your problems too. They might pull away from seeing you, don’t answer your texts or stop taking your call,don’t return emails, or take days to reply.  Now it’s time to reach out and speak witha professional, who will listen and suggest tools and techniques that can help to improve your situation.

You might begin to abuse a substance, or a person, to try and help alleviate your symptoms.When life becomes tough, many people turn to alcohol, nicotine, or medication to help cope.  In a similar way, people spend excess time online, engaging in gambling, social media, and porn to block out other issues.Some people will lash out in anger or frustration or make their partners’ life difficult as a way of trying to feel better themselves.

Sometimes we just ignore the most obvious signs in our lives. Maybe it’s a friend, a partner, classmate, or colleague has noticed something is different and has made a small attempt to let you know they think you may need someone to talk to.

You can speak with me in good times too. Just as we have regular maintenance on our vehicles or heating systems, we personally benefit from a health check-up. That also includes mental health.  You may just need help with a challenge, a jump-start or some motivation. 

CBT - General questions

CBT is a wonderful treatment for many of life’s problems, with thousands of studies supporting its use as an evidence-based treatment. But how bad should you let things get before you reach out for professional help?

Therapists know a secret that the supporting research – and it is this. The sooner you seek out treatment, the faster you’ll feel better. It may sound obvious.

The course of treatment usually lasts for between 5 and 20 sessions, with each session lasting up to 60 minutes. During the sessions, we will work together to break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings, and your behaviours.

The initial sessions will be spent making sure CBT is the right therapy for you, and that you’re comfortable with the process. I will ask questions about your life and background and if you are anxious or depressed, I will ask how this relates to other areas in your life such as with your family, work, and social life.

Length of treatment will vary from person to person.  The decision about length of treatment is made cooperatively. Often,I will gauge how long it might take for you to reach the goals that you set at the first session. Some clients are in therapy for just a brief time, six to eight sessions are often all it needs.

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Pamela Watson, M.A. (Hons), Dip.C.Hyp/NLP

Ennis Therapy Centre, No. 16, Carmody Street Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 K850

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