Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rewind Technique
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT focuses on how thoughts and emotions affect behaviour.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking treatment which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.
It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a contemporary form of talking therapy that can help individuals process the events of life (past and current). CBT offers a practical methodology that equips people to improve the accuracy of their thinking, and consequently, modify counterproductive patterns of behaviour.
CBT has historically been used to assist people through the process of successfully navigating their way through challenging and troubling difficulties in their life. It also empowers people to better help others by obtaining greater insight into who they are and what they’re capable of.
The ‘rewind technique’ is also sometimes referred to as the ‘visual-kinesthetic dissociation technique’. It is an imagery technique used by some therapists in the treatment of traumatic memories.
It is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for de-traumatising people, which can also be used for removing phobias.
It is based on a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) technique.
One of the real benefits of the Rewind Technique is that a person does not need to reveal every detail of the traumatic event(s) in order for the therapist to work with them. This means that they do not have to re-experience the events that have caused the phobia or traumatic symptoms.