Cognitive behavioral therapy what it like ?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy what it like ?

Postby BlueBerry » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:06 pm

Well I just been on phone to my doctor and it look like i lost one my favourite doctors :-x which isn't good news and I found out he forgot to referr me for Cognitive behavioural therapy as my specialist want me to go on last year.

Now I am still unsure if this good thing to do anyone had Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and could let me know what it like and if it help there problems and illness.

I am still not sure if good Idea but i am going try get a referr from one gps at surgery and see what happens i guess i can gave it a go see if will help as my depression and anxiety and fibromyalgia not going to well at the min :(
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Re: Cognitive behavioral therapy what it like ?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 pm

:wave: :wave: BlueBerry :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

You've nothing to lose by giving CBT a go, and could quick possibly gain quite a lot from it. It's not a magical cure unfortunately, but can equip you with things to help make things a bit more manageable. It does involve a lot of work, some of which is "homework" where you you might look at how you are doing something, or try out something that you have covered in a session, and quite often leaves you feeling exhausted, esp in the earlier sessions, but it can be worth it :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

Very, very generally, as a decent therapist will tailor sessions to the individual, it involves looking at areas where you feel you need help and/or where the therapist thinks may be helpful. When looking at these areas, you may cover things like previous experiences, fears/worries, what you would like to happen, what happened when you tried using things you had learnt, how you might change the way you act to help make things better, and anything else that may be relevant to you.

Like you, I have the anxiety and depression boxes ticked on my list of problems. At one point I couldn't go anywhere alone at all, even if it was somewhere I knew. With the things I covered in my sessions, altho OH still takes me everywhere, I am now able to go into some appts without him and even get across what I am wanting and needing to say, whereas before he would have to go in with me for everything and would often end up speaking on my behalf as I would completely freeze up.

It isn't suitable for everyone, so it would be worth talking to your GP about it to see if they think it could be helpful to you. Pity you've lost one of your favourite ones, but there may be another one who will help and refer you :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
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Re: Cognitive behavioral therapy what it like ?

Postby BlueBerry » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:16 pm

thanks for advise fluppy I didn't see topic down bottom about it too so i had a read of that.

I just got buy a book on subject going have a read see if it any help i had therapy in the past and it was a little to much for me to deal with when into a lot about my dad. So I hate bring up them memory again , I think first thing I going do talk my doctor next week after I read book see what happens but in mean time I so need get phyo on my back and hip I put my back in again for second time and it really hurts :-x :roll:
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Re: Cognitive behavioral therapy what it like ?

Postby moomoos » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:13 pm

Hi, I had CBT and Mindfulness combined, in a group situation as a skills course.

As Fluppy says...its a lot of hard work on your part with homework for the week involved and can leave you very tired, but is worth the effort if you really do put the effort in as it gives you coping strategies for the things you find difficult in life. Its not a cure-all thing but its helpful i found. I'd like to try it as one-to-one but wasnt offered that option, but the group work was good.

I had it for depression, anxiety and panic attacks. I have since been dx with FM.

Hope you find it useful. xx
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Re: Cognitive behavioral therapy what it like ?

Postby hannahfibro20 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:30 pm

Cbt aims to change the way we think and why.
Think of it as a hot cross bun each quarter has a arrow going clockwise starts with thoughts, feelings, actions, after feeling genraly the sort of idea anyway hope it helps x

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Re: Cognitive behavioral therapy what it like ?

Postby sweetleaf2 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:29 pm

I was supposed to get CBT but I dont think my man knew how to go about it! I had 3 or 4 hour long chats with him and then he wrote and cancelled my next appt saying the practice would not fund any further appts :-?
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