Psycho-education provides information to the client about their mental health disorder. This includes symptoms and related difficulties, prevalence, aetiology, prognosis and recommended treatments.
This technique involves helping clients to build motivation for change. It helps individuals to be able to recognise their current or potential problems and to do something with regard to them. The overall goal is to increase the client’s awareness of the discrepancies between current behaviour and goals as a way of triggering change. It is a client-centred, directive method that encourages motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence or reluctance to change.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy consists of two aspects – behaioural therapy and cognitive therapy. Behavioural therapy assumes that behaviour is learned and therefore can be changed. Cognitive therapy theorises that distressing emotions and maladaptive behaviours are the result of fault or irrational patterns of thinking.
CBT aims at replacing these dysfunctional thoughts with more rational ones. This can lead to an alleviation of problem thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Group Program
We are please to offer MBCT training groups for those who wish to learn MBCT as an additional tool to deal with depression, anxiety and negative thinking. MBCT is a therapeutic intervention constructed by Jon Kabat-Zim MD and is now taught across the world as a validated intervention and relapse prevention tool for depression.
MBCT not only assists to deal with depression and negative thinking, it enables one to change thinking in a way that enhances everyday living.