What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Living Therapy?

Rational Living Therapy is an approach to counseling and psychotherapy that was originally developed by DR Aldo Pucci, President of the National Association Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. Rational Living Therapy is a type of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, understanding that the word Cognitive means "thinking." 

In other words Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT truly focuses on the ways people think in their daily lives. CBT helps people think in certain ways that will help them feel the way they truly want to feel, and reach the goals they truly want for themselves.

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'CBT for anxiety focuses on instructing, guiding, and encouraging. Understand that I am not a mental health counsellor, as a CBT for anxiety Practitioner I focus on your goals and roadblocks, whereas Therapists and Counsellors focus on problems and disorders.'

CBT for anxiety approaches emphasize that how we react to events is largely determined by our views of them, not by the events themselves. Through examining and re- evaluating some of our less helpful views we can develop and try out alternative viewpoints and behaviours that may be more effective in aiding problem-solving.

I like to call CBT for anxiety when used with non-clinical groups cognitive behavioral coaching (CBC). CBC 'does not offer any quick fixes to achieve personal change or ''magic away'' personal difficulties; it does emphasize that sustained effort and commitment are required for a successful outcome to your life challenges.

Rational Living Therapy, CBT For Anxiety, Puts You In The Drivers Seat!

Understand that every day of our lives we counsel ourselves. We sometimes counsel ourselves in productive ways, while other times unintentionally counsel ourselves in unproductive ways. The truth is you couldn't make it through a single day without a little amount of rational, good self-talk.

The problem originates when we don'y pay much attention to our self talk, and positive reactions become some kind of an accident. As a CBT For Anxiety Practitioner I work with you 1 on 1 to help you consistently, positively counsel yourself at any given moment. These new anxiety treatment skills will allow you to build incredible confidence, and feel and act the way you want to on purpose!

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How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sessions Work?

CBC (What I do to help people suffering from anxiety) does not seek to give people the answers to their problems or difficulties, but through a collaborative process called guided discovery helps them to reach their own conclusions and solutions (in other words, whenever possible, we let people's brains take the strain of problem-solving).

CBC is time-limited, goal-directed and focused on the here and now. Though the primary aim of coaching is to help individuals develop action plans for change, it also encourages them to increase self-awareness of thinking, moods and emotions. For example, if an individual is procrastinating over making a career change, it is likely that anxiety is fueling her procrastination.

What Is The Cognitive Behavioral Coaching Goal For You And I?

The ultimate goal of CBC is for individuals to become their own coaches, though intermittent booster sessions can be arranged once the coaching sessions with Dennis has ended.

The number and length of sessions depends on the person's requirements: for example, one hour weekly sessions to tackle an ongoing problem or a marathon three hour session to deal with performance anxiety regarding an imminent public speaking engagement (these can be personally arranged with Dennis aside from the packages at LINK).

With regard to performance anxiety, I help people to distinguish between performance interfering thoughts (PITS) and performance enhancing thoughts (PETS).

Conclusion:

CBT For Anxiety is based on a collaborative relationship that helps individuals to focus on problem- solving in a structured and systematic way. Using a Socratic approach encourages individuals to 'pull out' from themselves problem-solving strategies rather than have them handed over by the life coach. 

Drawing on and adding to their existing skills helps individuals to build greater self-reliance and confidence in managing change in their lives. Previously, some difficulties may have seemed formidable, even insuperable, but now they can be managed or resolved within the problem-solving frameworks put together in your personalized CBT for anxiety coaching sessions.


 

*CBC and Life Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, mental health care or substance abuse treatment. I will always refer people with chronic depression, suicidal ideation, homicidal and psychotic tendencies to a qualified mental health professional.