CCBT is simply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but delivered by an interactive computer program. The interactive program works with you, helping you to understand the tools and learn the techniques that will modify your thinking.
A good CCBT program will lead you through the various stages of therapy in the same way a therapist would in face-to-face sessions. Beating the Blues is one of the most researched and evidence based ccbt programmes in the world.
An interactive CCBT program will respond to your particular circumstances, or your problem, and ensure that the training of new ways of thinking and behaving is completed at a pace you find comfortable. In Beating the Blues you will be asked to identify what success means to you so that you will have something to aim for when completing the programme.
Some people prefer the anonymity that can only be achieved by working on a computer. CCBt is recommended by The National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE) for use within the NHS so you can be assured it is effective at helping people recover from common mental health problems.
How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is used to treat Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the number one treatment of choice for Generalised Anxiety Disorder across the UK. CBT involves amending or changing the process in how you deal with intrusive thoughts. The course will teach you to learn new thinking processes and practical techniques which will help to alleviate the worry and enable you to manage your anxiety.
How the course will help you benefit with Anxiety
By helping you identify your thinking patterns and current behaviours we can learn how to turn around a problematic thinking process and replace it with a new fresh view that will give you your confidence back and reduce your anxiety. By learning to manage the situations, which you previously dreaded, through adopting new strategies to help you feel comfortable in any situation. Discovering these new behavioral strategies will help you feel better and stay better.
How do you know if you are anxious?
The easiest signs of anxiety to recognise are physical changes, such as sweating, a racing heart, palpitations, or rapid breathing. These changes are caused by an increase in adrenaline, the substance which is released by your body to help you get ready to deal with danger or escape from something. It is quite normal to feel anxious when you are facing something dangerous or difficult, but it is not usual to feel anxious all the time or to feel that anxiety is ruling your life. Take our simple online test to see if you are anxious or depressed. Often these two conditions occur together
Benefits of CCBT
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, using CCBT will be a beneficial course of action for you to take.
One of the things reported back to us by people who have used Beating the Blues is that one of the biggest problems they had was talking face to face to a therapist. Through CCBT you don’t have the problem of opening up to a therapist. It’s all done online so it is much easier to express your feelings.
Through Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can learn practical life long skills which are adaptable to every scenario you may encounter so that you can get better but most importantly stay better.
People also find that using online CBT helps them to keep engaged in the process, there is no travel, it is available 24/7 and completely confidential. If you are at work or have family commitments it also has the benefit of reducing travel times to appointments. This helps you manage your time and enables you to complete sessions when it suits you. It is also far more cost effective than face to face CBT.