Christian CBT is based on using biblical principles through the process of renewing your mind.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”(Romans 12:2).
Christian CBT uses biblical principles to explore how our thoughts affect the way we feel and what we do. In addition, from a christian perspective many bible scriptures contain much information regarding one’s unhelpful thoughts and how to change them.
“Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”(Proverbs 4:23).
EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION REPROCESSING)
EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro in 1989.
It is evidence based for treatment of traumatic events that are induced by negative life events.
EMDR may be particularly useful for people who have trouble talking about the traumatic events they’ve experienced.
EMDR involves a standard ‘eight phase’ approach which includes history taking, preparing the client, identifying targets and their components, actively processing the past, present and future aspects, and on-going evaluation. At the end of EMDR therapy, previously disturbing memories should no longer be problematic.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
CBT is structured, time-dependent, collaborative, practical, client based and life skill learning therapy. CBT can be carried out in several different forms, including:
Individual therapy – one-to-one sessions.
Digital or Online Platform
Group therapy – with others who wish to tackle a similar problem.
CBT can help you deal with your problem using a more balanced perspective. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensations are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help you end this vicious cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. It deals with your current problem in the ‘here and now’. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
The eventual aim of CBT is to teach you to apply the skills you have learnt during treatment to your daily life, enabling you to be your own ‘therapist’. This should help you manage your problems and stop them having a negative impact on your life, even after the end of your course of therapy.
COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY
Compassionate mind training refers to the specific ways/techniques we can use to help us experience compassion, and develop the various aspects of compassion for self and others. Many of the unpleasant emotions, especially anger and anxiety, are actually designed for dealing with threats and self-protection. These emotions are easy to develop and can lead to unhelpful coping strategies such as avoidance and aggression.
Compassion focused therapy helps us to understand how our threat and self-protection systems are working and how to develop a kinder and more soothing approach to our situations.
Compassion focused Therapy helps to shift from criticising ourselves and self-loathing, to being curious about how our minds work, and taking responsibility to feel more in control and at peace with ourselves.
Behavioural activation is a treatment approach for depression grounded in Behaviour theory. It focuses on environmental factors (both cognitive and overt behaviour) that may influence the occurrence of unhelpful behaviours. Behavioural Activation does not focus on inner conflicts or thoughts. Behavioural activation uses core techniques such as self monitoring; functional analyses; activity scheduling; problem solving; functional equivalent changes; goals and valued direction.
Breaking Through Barriers.