What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a group of therapies that work to address difficulties with low mood, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma related symptoms by focusing on helping a person develop healthier habits of thinking and acting. 

 

What difficulties is CBT effective at addressing?

CBT has been found to be effective at addressing depression, anxiety, trauma related symptoms and other common psychological disorders.

 

What are Mindfulness Based Therapies (MBTs)

MBTs include a range of therapies which emphasize acceptance of life’s difficulties as a way of overcoming those difficulties. 

 

What difficulties are MBT’s effective at addressing?

Various MBT’s have been found to be effective at addressing depression, anxiety, and chronic physical health conditions including hyperthyroidism and chronic pain. MBT’s are often an effective alternative for those who have already completed a course of CBT and feel they may benefit from further therapy.

Is there evidence that CBT is effective?

Yes, there is a large body of research dating back several decades that CBT is an effective treatment for a range of difficulties.

 

Does  Broadleaf Health Services of Guelph currently offer CBT?

Yes. Our clinicians have more than 25 years of training and direct one on one supervision in CBT.

 

Is there evidence that MBT’s are effective?

Yes, research has shown several MBT’s to be effective. These include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

 

What MBTs does Broadleaf Health Services of Guelph currently offer?

Currently, we offer Comprehensive DBT and include some elements of ACT in our services.

 

What other experience with Mindfulness do your clinicians have?

Our clinicians have all had personal mindfulness practices. In some cases this includes intensive practices such as 10 day-long silent meditation retreats. Dr. Ekblad has also conducted research on mindfulness and offered trainings and lectures on mindfulness. 

 
 
 

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