Panic Attacks and the “Fear of the Fear”

Panic attacks can be truly terrifying experiences, and can often occur without warning. There is a sudden and extreme burst of anxiety that can result in breathing difficulties, nausea, dizziness and in some cases even a momentary loss of consciousness. Once someone has experienced a panic attack, the fear that they may have another can begin to take over, and they may start to avoid certain places or situations in order to prevent a repeat. This is what psychologists call […]

CBT Therapy by Hypnowellness

CBT, or to give it its full title, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is designed to address symptoms, behaviours, negative feelings, thoughts and attitudes that are currently causing distress. It is designed as method of challenging and changing the thinking processes which can lead to unwanted habits and behaviours. In CBT Therapy, you are helped to learn how to take greater control and to become more resilient to emotionally difficult situations. Easy to learn and to understand, CBT therapy can help provide you with the confidence to begin […]

Compassion and Self-Esteem

How Self-Esteem Develops During our formative years, we begin to develop an “inner-voice” that will accompany us throughout our lives. This inner-voice is constantly with us. It develops as a mixture of our parents, teachers and authoritative adults, and is honed through our experiences of reward, punishment, encouragement, and criticism. When we have failed to live up to our own expectations, it will criticise and cajole us. When we have done something praiseworthy, it will congratulate us. However, if the […]

CBT sessions at the City Therapy Centre in Radlett in Herts

CBT  (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a form of “talking” therapy which focuses on the present and immediate state of the client seeking help with or relief from feelings of mental distress. CBT is evidence based and has been shown to be effective in dealing with a great number of disorders. I run regular CBT sessions at the City Therapy Centre in Radlett in Herts. The aim of CBT is to teach the client new ways of thinking and behaving which will eliminate this distress. […]

The Idea Behind CBT Homework

Why is CBT Homework an important part of  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Homework is an essential aspect of cognitive behavioural therapy. The idea behind CBT homework is that most mental, behavioural, and emotional habits will not change with techniques employed only once a week. Therefore, the philosophies and skills acquired during sessions are practised and applied to the real world through specific tasks, or homework. Effective homework assignments offer an opportunity for the client to expand upon their in-session therapy; to challenge negative […]