The benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy
CBT has several benefits when it comes to treating mental health conditions.
Here are some of the benefits:
It provides hope to people
More often than not, people who struggle with their mental health have a pessimistic outlook on their future. It can be hard for those who struggle with mental health issues to be positive about their condition.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy changes this by showing people that their thoughts aren’t always accurate and reality can be very different. When we learn to control our thoughts, we open our minds to new possibilities.
It increases self-esteem
Several mental health conditions are associated with low self-esteem. This feeds the cycle of negative thoughts which influences our behavior. CBT can help the individual disrupt the pattern of negative thoughts and how to control them.
Once you understand your thoughts your belief system changes and so does how you view yourself.
It helps people relax
We can learn to control our reactions to our symptoms through CBT’s behavioral component. A variety of relaxation techniques are often used to develop calmer responses. In turn, this helps us regulate our responses to triggers which reduces symptoms.
It enhances our rational thought process
As we mentioned earlier, the main benefit of CBT is to gain control of our thoughts. As we question and replace negative thoughts over time, our thinking processes can change.
Once this happens you will no longer allow negative thoughts to control your emotions and you can think rationally about difficult situations.
How ZwavelStream clinic can help
Treatments and support
We offer group therapy sessions as well as individual therapy sessions in a completely destigmatized environment. Group therapy serves as a support system where patients learn and grow with each other.
The recovery process is approached through information sharing and also to teach patients the skills they need to support their recovery.
With individual sessions, the patient and doctor form a supportive relationship and these meaningful connections are very valuable to patients seeking mental health care.
The therapist spends one-on-one time with the patient during the treatment phase. These sessions give patients the opportunity to talk through their problems with a trained professional. This equips the patient with the tools needed to cope with their symptoms appropriately.
ZwavelStream has gone above and beyond to destigmatize and de-institutionalize our clinic to provide patients with mental health care in a relaxed environment.
We are set in the beautiful Bronberg region of Pretoria east and our rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished. At ZwavelStream Clinic, we understand the importance of a strong support system to sustain well-being.
Family and loved ones are considered a primary part of the healing process, and the clinic empowers them by offering information and support sessions. We assist patients (and their families) to understand their illness and how it affects their lives.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, we encourage you to reach out to us. You can reach out to us by clicking on the contact us page on the website.