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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

At Seaglass, to guarantee exceptional counseling and care, our addiction treatment therapists are skilled in a range of therapy practices. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective form of psychotherapy that is centered around revealing and addressing dysfunctional patterns within our emotions. CBT is especially helpful for those struggling with mental and behavioral disorders—- anxiety, impulsivity, depression, and OCD. The purpose of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy help you identify and understand the root issue of why you think the way you do.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychological treatment that inspects and helps treat emotional as well as behavioral patterns. This form of therapy fixates on the way our mind processes different circumstances while working to reform dysfunctional thought patterns.

What Is CBT Used to Treat?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven effective in treating depression, addiction, anger issues, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, and personality disorders. This treatment method has been used to support the healing of chronic pain, insomnia, relationship issues, grief, stress management, and low self-esteem. 

CBT assists in the treatment of:

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Emotional regulation
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

CBT therapy takes a holistic approach and concentrates on the relationship between our negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to attain a new, healthier alignment. CBT techniques reduce and alter these negative behaviors and emotional reactions. In doing so, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions work to undo negative thought patterns that are seeming to fuel dysfunctional coping mechanisms.  

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychological treatment that inspects and helps treat emotional as well as behavioral patterns. This form of therapy fixates on the way our mind processes different circumstances while working to reform dysfunctional thought patterns.

What Is CBT Used to Treat?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven effective in treating depression, addiction, anger issues, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, and personality disorders. This treatment method has been used to support the healing of chronic pain, insomnia, relationship issues, grief, stress management, and low self-esteem. 

CBT assists in the treatment of:

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Emotional regulation
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

CBT therapy takes a holistic approach and concentrates on the relationship between our negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to attain a new, healthier alignment. CBT techniques reduce and alter these negative behaviors and emotional reactions. In doing so, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions work to undo negative thought patterns that are seeming to fuel dysfunctional coping mechanisms.  

Cognitive Shifts and Behavioral Change

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the best-known form of behavioral therapy that is utilized by our therapists.  As an evidence-based therapeutic tool, CBT focuses on the present, identifying and confronting dysfunctional thinking through problem-solving psychotherapy techniques. It is known to be highly effective in treating co-occurring mental health disorders associated with substance abuse.

How Can CBT Help You Heal From Substance Abuse?

Throughout your time in treatment, expressing your thoughts and feelings might feel uncomfortable and at times painful. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a constructive way to assist you in conveying these unpleasant feelings. 

Oftentimes, we don’t question why we react or feel the way that we do about certain situations. With CBT, therapists offer you the space and time to discuss and explore you feelingsanger, sadness, resentment, frustration, or confusion and help you resolve them using 5 key exercises.

Five Key Exercises in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

  1. Implementing new coping strategies
  2. Detecting negative thoughts and feelings
  3. Establishing goals for renovations and growth
  4. Consecutive self-monitoring
  5. Administering problem-solving strategies

If you find yourself craving a drink or a drug, communicating those desires with your therapist can often bring clarity to the real void that you have—loss of a loved one, unresolved trauma, acceptance, love, attention, or success—these are all cravings that are a reaction to unhappiness and loneliness, which was filled with the wrong things. In a CBT session, your therapist will present you with healthy ways to release those emotions and fill the void(s) in your life with innovation and encouragement.

We find ourselves in these situations when we make the decision to cope with a drink or a drug to get a fix for the pain—but it’s only temporary. Temporary fixes either stop appealing to people because they’re unsatisfactory, or they get addictive because you keep coming back for more. But is it really relieving your pain or just putting a Band-Aid over it? Once you’re rid of those substances, the pain will most likely still be there, and that’s where cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) comes in to help you release and heal those emotions. 

Relapse Prevention with CBT

In CBT, therapists are provided to assist guests in fighting the cravings for a drink or a drug. Therapists will talk you through exactly how those substances made you feel and all of the consequences linked to them. These are all temporary fixes for the pain you’re feeling on the inside. More often than not, these substances are going to make you feel even worse than you did before once you end up drunk or stoned with a miserable hangover/crash the next day. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions include:

  • Accepting the need for change
  • Identifying the problem behavior(s)
  • Analyzing harmful thought patterns and irrational beliefs
  • Discovering the origination behind unwanted thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
  • Processing the emotions that may trigger cravings in the future
  • Collaborating with the therapist to find new, healthier ways to cope with stress
  • Routinely practicing techniques for mindfulness, emotional regulation, and relaxation

Once identified and worked through, your therapist will provide you with advice on how to maintain healthy patterns. Walking through all of these steps in CBT can be very emotional and overwhelming, however, it is imperative for a successful recovery. Our therapists enlighten guests on how to invert their thinking patterns into a healthier state. In doing so, our female guests have a higher level of emotional intelligence that allows them to regulate their emotions and combat stressful situations with their newly induced coping skills. 

CBT Changes The Way You Think

In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, our thinking patterns are confronted and altered through various strategies and techniques. Our thought processes can often cause us to self-sabotage which is why CBT pushes us to recognize those distorted thoughts that are inventing these problems. CBT also helps us attain a better understanding of others’ incentives and their behaviors. Motivating guests to utilize problem-solving skills benefits them in the long-run when coming face-to-face with challenging situations. Guests will not only improve their outlook on life and others behaviors, but will also come to obtain a healthier, stronger sense of self.

Altering Behaviors in CBT Therapy

Our actions and attitudes are almost always a result of our thought processes—- hence why cognitive behavioral therapy addresses thinking patterns before fixating on behavioral patterns. More often than not, our fears are the leading influence for how we choose to behave. CBT techniques include practicing role playing to anticipate and prepare for any future controversial encounters. CBT therapists will work with our women in care to master techniques with the intention of relaxing and composing the mind and body. 

In Cognitive behavioral therapy, these techniques push you to learn more effective ways to cope with psychological issues in order to relieve the stress and hurt it’s inflicting upon you. CBT therapy concentrates on the present rather than the past that has led them up to this point of stress. Guests’ history may come up in order to better comprehend certain thoughts and behaviors—-however, it would be very limited. The purpose for this is to help individuals move forward from their past hurts and develop new and effective coping mechanisms. CBT in addiction treatment teaches guests to make these connections between triggering thoughts and how it affects their behaviors, while implementing new coping strategies to prevent those outbursts from occurring.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Seaglass

As you participate in Seaglass at Royal Life Centers’ cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, our CBT-certified therapists utilize CBT exercises to ensure optimal counseling and treatment. As guest’s participate, they collaborate with their primary therapist to cultivating a present-oriented, problem-solving mindset. While in therapy, guests focus on identifying and addressing dysfunctional thinking that we believe is highly effective for many different people.

Our mission and sole purpose is to help you rebuild a life founded on happiness, health, and meaning in sobriety. We will work tirelessly to ensure your success, because we believe you deserve the beauty that comes with a fulfilling life.

If you or a loved one would like more information about our residential inpatient program Seaglass at Royal Life Centers in Prescott, Arizona, or any of our addiction treatment programs, please reach out to our admissions team at 866-960-7593. Because We Care.

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