Stress can be problematic for so many people and in today’s fast paced world, it has become more prominent. The demands of modern life, be it in the workplace or personal relationships, can often feel overwhelming, leaving people unsure on how to deal with it.

Fortunately, there are various treatments and ways of managing stress. One of these methods is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT for short which we carry out as a service here at The Therapy Company.

In this blog, we will give a bit more information about CBT and stress management and explain how it can be used to cope with the fast-paced world we live in. 

If you need to get in touch with us right away and find out more about CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), please call us today at 01772 440321 or use our online contact form.

Understanding the Link Between CBT and Stress Management

Stress is strongly associated with the way we think about certain topics, subjects and things. This then influences reactions, feelings, thoughts and actions. CBT is widely recognised as a therapeutic approach that focuses on the connection between all these things. CBT aims to deal with the root of the problem thus relieving feelings of stress, anxiety and depression in varying levels.

In the context of a fast paced world, stress can be caused by a plethora of things such as pressure to meet deadlines at work, being able to pay the bills, being parents, having a work-life balance and lots more.

Equipping yourself with the tools, techniques and skills to cope better is not to be underestimated and CBT from a good quality professional could be the key for you. By changing your thought patterns, you can alter your emotional responses and, consequently, behaviours too.

Restructuring Your Thought Process

One key aspect of CBT is cognitive restructuring, a process that involves recognising and challenging irrational thoughts. When you feel stress, it is commonly because of something, someone or a situation that you’re conscious of.

In CBT, you will address this issue head-on and try to add some rationalisation to your thoughts. For example, if you have a big work deadline and aren’t sure whether you’ll meet it, then start structuring thoughts about what you’ll do if you don’t meet it. What actionable things can you put in?

Through CBT, you learn to reframe thoughts and consider more realistic and constructive alternatives. By repeating this process you will build your resilience and begin to see that by approaching thoughts with a more level mindset, you can overcome problems.

How CBT Works in Reality

Consider this example of someone who works full time in an office job, as millions of people do. This person has a series of tight deadlines and pressure to do well if they want a promotion.

There’s a whole range of automatic self-defeating and negative thoughts entering their mind that fuels stress levels daily. This person can use CBT as a means of dealing with this stress.

CBT will help to process cognitive restructuring and this is how.

Together with a therapist, evidence would be examined about how these situations can be managed and dealt with, even if those tight deadlines are not met, how can you deal with it afterwards.

By challenging your negative thinking, you begin to see the situation more objectively and less personally. This paired with other techniques such as mindfulness and taking short breaks to refocus your mind are very effective in dealing with stress. 

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Creating Long Term Resilience in a Fast Paced World

Persevering with CBT can have fantastic long term effects on your health and well-being. You won’t only just be able to deal with stress better, but you’ll feel an overriding sense of confidence.

Through the skills acquired in therapy, you’ll be much better positioned to navigate the demands of a fast-paced world with greater resilience and adaptability.

CBT is not a one-size fits all solution to stress however. Every person is unique and may need different levels of support which you will learn about once connected with a professional therapist. 

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In conclusion, the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for stress related problems and stress management offers a holistic and effective approach to building resilience in our fast-paced world.

Dealing with issues at the root is the best way by far of being successful in the long term. The sorts of problems you deal with in the fast paced world are often repetitive or similar so taking on a process that will do you favours in the long run is essential. 

We would absolutely love to be your therapist of choice here at The Therapy Company. We have worked with hundreds of people on CBT and seen many success stories.

If you’d like to know more about how we can help you, please get in touch. Call us on 01772 725530, or use the contact form.

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