Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a form of psychotherapy (or ‘talk’ therapy).
It is well researched and has been scientifically validated making it an “evidenced-based treatment”. It focuses on the client’s current difficulties and what is maintaining them. CBT helps treat depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health concerns.
CBT is a collaborative treatment with active involvement from both therapist and client. Working together, the therapist helps the client recognize problematic thinking patterns and helps the client explore and identify more realistic ways of viewing situations.
Homework is a component of treatment which may include articles to read, relaxation exercises, daily or weekly goals, worksheets to complete, practice identifying errant thinking, and learning to make connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
CBT is generally considered a short-term therapy with the number of sessions ranging from 5-12 sessions depending upon the individual, their needs, and their commitment to practicing what they learn in their sessions in real life.
As a mental health professional, I really like using CBT with clients as it provides a quick treatment and tools to help ease anxiety, depression, symptoms of trauma and other mental health concerns. CBT teaches coping techniques, that once learned, can continue to be of help throughout your lifespan. Some mental health professionals say that CBT should be taught in school, and I couldn’t agree more.
If CBT is a treatment approach that interests you, please feel free to reach out to me to learn more at 937-321-9794. All the best!
Tracy Hunt, MSEd, LPCC
Turning Inward LLC
If you don’t believe that multitasking is for computers only and not for humans, then let’s think about it another way. How many things can you complete at one time? Think of the ending of a task. You can only finish or complete one thing at a time.
I’ve read before that the term multitasking originated in the 1960’s with the proliferation of computers. Over time, this word has seeped into our everyday vocabulary and has become an ideal for employees to be or do at work--be a multitasker (noun and adjective 🧐) who is multitasking (verb).
Anyway, you might think you are a multitasker who performs multitasks by multitasking, but do you enjoy it? When your focus is split among multiple things at one time, it’s usually stressful and not the ideal or preferred way of being or doing. That may even be the definition of stress: having too much to do and/or focus on at one time without the resources or ability to deal with things one at a time.
When your focus is on one thing at a time, you can relax into it, think, arrive at a resolution, and peacefully complete the task at hand. Aah, now isn’t that better?
COVID-19 brought much loss and significant changes to our way of life that may have left you wondering what is the meaning or purpose of my life? Perhaps you are re-defining your priorities or searching for new meaning different from your pre-COVID-19 life.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ― Viktor E. Frankl
This is why I'm so excited to read and discuss with others "Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life." The word "Ikigai" is a Japanese word with no direct English translation but essentially means the reason you get up in the morning. Topics covered include:
Yes, I am charging for participating in this 4-week book club/support group because so many (me included) need "buy in" or commitment in order to follow through. I’m hopeful that for those of you doing well but in need of help re-defining priorities and finding new meaning that perhaps this low-key book club/support group journey is just what you need and if so, the $200 price is a lot less than months of therapy. I hope to see you soon!
I’m happy to announce the name of the self-help book club/support group as, “The Happy Hour Book Club/Support Group”. The book for June and additional details are announced below.
Who: Tracy Hunt MSEd, LPCC & Life Coach of Turning Inward, LLC will facilitate. Small group format.
What: June 2022 Book: “Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Garcia & Miralles
Where: Private Facebook Group, Facebook Rooms for live chats
When: 4-Wednesdays June 8-29, 6-7pm EDT
Why: Life Improvement, Personal Development, Self-Growth, Emotional Intelligence, Higher Consciousness, Self-Help, Healthy Relationships, Authentic Living, Relaxation, Inner Peace
How: DM or Email Tracy Hunt to sign-up: Tracy.Hunt@TurningInwardLLC.com. To secure your spot: $200 paid in full before June 8.
I'm happy to announce I'll soon be launching an upcoming self-help book club/support group. This is a passion project of mine that I've been thinking about for years!
Commitment: $200 + your time spent reading + showing up for 4 live weekly FB chats.
The goal is to carve out some “you time”, relax, learn, be supported, be supportive, put what you learn into practice, show up for the weekly online chats in FB Rooms. If you cannot make a weekly chat or all the weekly chats, you are still welcome to sign-up and participate as a member in the private FB group. You will have access to the private FB group for the duration of the 1-month program.
There will group rules, (e.g. don't be rude) which if broken you will be out of the group.
The fee is non-refundable. The fee is symbolic of your commitment and investment in yourself. Are you ready?
PS: If the current month’s book/topic is not for you, not to worry! Since this is a rotating book club, the books/topics will change. You may sign-up for my newsletter to stay informed of upcoming books. If you have questions, please email me at Tracy.Hunt@TurningInwardLLC.com.