Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as used in the Treatment of Anxiety and Stress

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective forms of therapy developed to treat anxiety disorders. CBT focuses directly on identifying and changing the behaviours and thoughts that feed an anxiety disorder.

CBT offers a very efficient treatment (much less time consuming) that will enable you to feel in control of the anxiety and stress rather than the anxiety controlling you.

CBT can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.

There are many effective CBT techniques used to treat Anxiety and Stress including but not limited to:

  • progressive muscle relaxation
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • rational thinking
  • exposure therapy
  • desensitization

CBT can be used alone or in combination with medication.

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