Tips for Therapy

Exploring the Effectiveness of CBT

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Depression, Tips for Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT can provide effective relief from a variety of disorders including depression and personality disorders. CBT focuses on changing the kind of dysfunctional thinking that produces negative emotions and asserts that it is our thoughts which generate behaviours and feelings rather than what is externally happening to us. For example, a patient of Insight Psychological who is suffering from depression and thinks he or she is worthless will be directed to understand that this pattern of thinking is hypothetical and not based on facts by examining situations from different perspectives. The Role of Homework in CBT… Read More Here!


How does Hypnotherapy work?

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Anxiety, Stress Management, Tips for Therapy

Insights hypnotherapists in Edmonton are trained to induce a trance-like, altered state of consciousness in individuals by making suggestions and describing pleasant images on which to focus. This procedure works on most people (very few are not able to be hypnotized) by removing their attention away from the body and placing it solely on what is happening in the mind. As a result, when a professional hypnotherapist providing services in Edmonton instructs a hypnotized person to do something specific--such as stop smoking because they intensely dislike the smell of smoke--this suggestion is mentally absorbed by this person while he or… Read More Here!


How is CBT Different from Other types of Therapy?

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Tips for Therapy

CBT differs from other therapies because of its emphasis on the theory that how one perceives a problem or situation causes negative or dysfunctional emotions. If someone is stood up by a date, it is not the act of being “stood-up” that causes angry and hurt feelings - but rather how one views the entire situation. Instead of looking at the event as somehow a reflection of their inadequacy or worthlessness, CBT teaches people to immediately stop that kind of thinking and instead, view the happening as a positive learning experience that has nothing to do with the unworthiness of… Read More Here!


How to choose the right family counsellor in Edmonton

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Family Issues, Parenting, Tips for Therapy

When you’ve decided it’s time to get some support for your family and a situation they may be facing, it’s important to choose the right counsellor. That involves: REASONS TO SEEK THE SUPPORT OF A FAMILY THERAPIST Families face many challenges – some have been around as long as there have been families, and others are more relevant to today’s challenges. Navigating these challenges can be difficult and sometimes, you need the help of an outside, trained therapist to help your family to move forward and gain or recover healthy relationships. Some of these challenges include: Divorce or separation Abuse… Read More Here!


Prepare your kids for Child’s Therapy

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Children, Parenting, Tips for Therapy

Preparing your kids for children's therapy in Calgary simply means letting them know how much you love them and want them to be happy. Explain how much better they will feel better about themselves by talking to someone who can help them deal with intense and overwhelming feelings. More importantly, be honest about why you're taking your child to a therapist and about the reasons why he or she needs to make adjustments to certain behaviors that are causing anger or unhappiness. Children should also be told they are not being singled out for creating problems but that therapy is… Read More Here!