Cognitive behaviour therapy
(CBT) is a relatively new method of treatment for anxiety, depression
and panic attacks.
CBT draws strongly on the science of
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) - more about NLP here.
CBT involves using Cognitive Srategies and Behavioural
involve learning to recognise
beliefs and attitudes that make us feel bad, and then changing those
thoughts into more realistic, happier ones which will be
psychologically healthier for us.
involve undertaking certain
behaviours that help us change the way we think and feel.
This can include Goal Setting, using more "going toward" language
(positive speech patterns and vocabulary), confronting situations
rather than avoiding them, practising
relaxation techniques, abandoning perfectionistic / procrastination
, and activity scheduling (a subset of goal setting) plus introducing
exercise and a wider range of social acivities and interactions.
Interestingly, the underlying tenets of the
have been widely available
last 70 years in all the best known personal development books.
These range from "How to Win Friends and Influence People" (Dale
and "Think and Grow Rich" (Napoleon Hill) plus "The 7 habits of Highly
Successful People" (Steven Covey) and the outstanding
"Unlimited Power" (1986) and "Awaken the Giant Within" by Anthony
plus so many, many other texts, too numerous to