The business of CBT

How many of us deal with “stories in our head” that limit our production? Should business consider having Cognitive Behavioral Therapists available for their employees? Here is an interesting perspective.


Image    Mental health problems are common in the workplace. Stress in particular represents an extremely significant problem for employers with, at any one time, around one in six workers experiencing depression, anxiety or other stress related problems .

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in one form or another has been around since the 1950’s, but has, in recent years, become more widely used and recognised. The underlying concept behind CBT is that thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behaviours, a natural response is the avoidance of the situation that causes such thoughts and feelings in the first place. CBT is effective in supporting individuals overcome such maladaptive behaviour.

I have always associated therapy as an assist to overcome personal mental health issues such as addiction, phobias, OCD and eating disorders, and never really considered how this approach to reprogramming our mind and therefore our actions, can be applied in…

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