How can we live well without money? Adaptation to the new economic conditions.
Are we satisfied with the job we have? Why did we choose it?
Are we alone because we can not find a partner or because we can not communicate properly?
Do we like what we see in the mirror? Let’s accept ourself as it is and not as others see us.
Dismantling the problem, methods and solutions to deal with it.
What is happening to us?
Many times everyday life has such frenetic rhythms that it absorbs us and one day we wake up and find that the years have passed and many wishes and dreams have remained unfulfilled.
In order to protect ourselves from various problems and unpleasant situations, we create a microcosm and we stubbornly isolate ourselves in it. As a result we lose the essence of life which is communication and interaction with our fellow human beings.
We find various excuses such as: “no one understands me”, “no one is able to solve my problem”, “I have a lot of work and I do not have time for outings”, “I will stay in to rest… I don’t feel like going out ”,“ I have no money, I am a failure ”,“ who will stop and look at me… I am fat ”,“ no one cares about me ” and many more excuses. This way we build a strong and inaccessible moat around the castle that for years we built to isolate ourselves inside it.
Such restrictive beliefs and thoughts lead to isolation and alienation and create strong emotions such as anger, rage, hatred, jealousy, remorse, guilt, shame.
For many years we may be able to deceive others, but we cannot deceive the harshest judge of all, ourselves!
Life is not just catastrophes. We certainly go through difficult periods, but life is not just black and white. There are thousands of bright colors in between to illuminate our daily lives. As long as we understand them and are ready to accept them.
You will be surprised to learn that there are many people in the same predicament as us. We are not alone in the world. We are a link in a huge chain that connects us to our family, our friends, our loved ones, our colleagues. No matter how small this link is, it is very important! If it breaks, the whole chain will be destroyed.
No one irreplaceable? Maybe .. But each of us is unique. No one looks like anyone. Each of us has special characteristics that make him very special and incomparable!
When we are not able to accept our uniqueness and take care of ourselves, we will not be able to accept and take care of anyone!
Our psyche will get sick and the results will be painful both for us and for those around us.
So what can we do?
Make a proper assessment of the problem
Change the way we think
Change our beliefs and the way we deal with problems
Find alternative perspectives for our lives
Change our way of life
Learn to communicate properly with ourselves and others
Adapt positive thinking and action
What is Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the major forms of psychotherapy today. It has well-documented scientific evidence that it can help treat a wide range of psychological problems and disorders in adults and children. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy examines our thoughts, feelings, and actions in response to a situation or problem and how they affect the way we act. In turn, our actions can affect the way we think and feel. Understanding this interaction through a process of collaborative discovery between the therapist and the patient, allows them to work together to change the patient’s behavior and way of thinking.
What is the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
There is a wealth of research data which proves that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works effectively in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, as well as a number of other psychological problems and conditions such as:
- Anxiety Disorders (including Panic Attacks and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD)
- Psychotic disorders
- Bipolar disorder
There is also strong evidence that Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy is useful in treating many other conditions, such as:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Behavioral problems in children
- Anxiety disorders in children
- Chronic pain
- Physical symptoms without medical diagnosis
- Difficulty sleeping
- Anger management
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy can be used in combination and in synergy with medication prescribed by your psychiatrist. You can also use Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy on its own, if the nature and intensity of your problem allows it. This is a decision you can make in collaboration with your therapist.
Life is ours.
Let’s use it as best we can!
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