Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The CBT Model

CBT also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an approach applied to tinnitus. This is to help people recognize and change problematic forms of thinking and behavior that have effects on their lives such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain and other issues.

CBT is founded on the principle that we can all develop obstructive ways of thinking and behaving, and that over time these can create problems in how we react to disturbing or stressful events.

CBT emphasize the impact of continuing these unhelpful patterns and how they can develop into enduring and problematic mental health issues. CBT experts work with the client to find ways to modify and improve these issues. Some therapists who work with patients dealing with depression and anxiety use a blend of cognitive and behavioral approach. This approach recognizes that there may be behaviors that cannot be controlled through sensible thought.

CBT is usually not the sole approach used in by tinnitus-patient management program. Stress coping approach is established in a variety of manners, both psychological and physical. Tinnitus patients are well informed concerning the undeniable correlation of tinnitus awareness and stress. Stress management courses are usually offered for groups or individuals who suffered from tinnitus through community health institutions as well as through qualified professionals.Guided imagery, relaxation, and self-hypnosis are examples of self-help methods used to help combat the anxiety, stress, and sleep troubles associated with tinnitus by most patients. Individuals can acquire how certain physical functions can be changed using mental control. Self-help groups, with or without a professional helper, may employ some characteristics of cognitive-behavioral therapy.

CBT therapeutic approach empowers the person who for some time or maybe years, have lost their sense of control and power over to their situation. CBT assists ways to people can reclaim their power in spite of their Tinnitus through the applications of different self-management approaches.CBT inspires you to focus to your goals and works towards achieving those goals by using structured approaches, such as completing homework, recording thoughts, changing behaviors, learning coping skills and beliefs by testing out other ways to respond.

CBT helps people of all ages. But the therapeutic approach should depend on the age of the patient. There are many challenges regarding CBT, for example mentality toward aging, those people sees aging itself as a depression. Processing Speed Decreases, as we age, learning new information takes time and the pace of the therapy slows down. Some problems that are found more in younger individuals, such as incapacity, continuing illness, and sorrow from loss of loved ones, can also affect the patient’s mentality and greatly affect the work and efficacy of any CBT.

Although other techniques and approaches have met with unreliable and temporary success, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) remains an appropriate approach to almost all other management procedures.