Sometimes we just need a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.
FROM COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL COACHING.
CBT – Cognitive behavioural therapy – is a set of psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at helping individuals understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviours. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, addiction, depression and anxiety, and has a good evidence base on its efficiency.
CBT is usually focused on helping people deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, you learn how to identify and change destructive thought patterns that negatively influence your behaviour. The fundamental concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a central role in our behaviour.
It is broadly believed that CBT today not only works ‘best’ in the therapy area but it is also ‘best’ in business and life-coaching.
The method of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching applies the techniques of CBT in a non-therapeutic way to the problems of everyday life, enabling individuals to successfully reach their goals. So, CBC shouldn’t be mixed with counselling, as it is proactive, focused on a goal and used on a non-clinical population.
CBC focuses on achieving personal and professional fulfilment and works by first assessing the areas of life you want to change.
The areas which people come to a life coach to resolve, usually are:
Personal and professional – mainly associated with achievement, low self-esteem, fear of failure, low job satisfaction, no praise, approval, validation.
Societal and cultural, where stereotypes are used as the norm and correlate with distorted values.
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching is aimed at acknowledging barriers that prevent change, clarifying your goals, working on potential obstacles and equipping you with the tools to fulfil your aims.
”There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – W. Shakespeare