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What can I do for self-help?

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” CS Lewis

If you’re going through a rough patch, and would like a resource that you can engage with where it allows you to pick a specific goal and breaks down how you think, feel, and act, then Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is for you!

Mithra, along with the support of Wayforward, provide you with access to scientifically backed digital self-use or guided Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT programmes. This is based on the theory that most of how we feel is determined by what we think. By understanding and changing these thought patterns, our perception of events and our emotional state is bound to improve.

Our reality is created through an ongoing cycle of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. With anxiety for example, fearful thoughts cause physical feelings which cause actions. Our heart starts racing, so we think we’re in danger and we want to escape. Using the tools of CBT, we can break this cycle by targeting specific feelings and each of its components. This is a short-term, goal-oriented programme that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving that focuses on identifying, understanding, and changing thought and behaviour patterns.

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While self-help empowers us to understand ourselves better, it is also easy to get demotivated if we do not see the expected results. We should not lose heart and wrongly conclude that we are immune to CBT or to therapy. Each day we learn to manage our feelings at our own pace, without quick-fixes or false promises, but with real progress, one step at a time. Engaging with these programmes will enable us to think differently and equips us to manage our lives better. If you’re ready to know more and to start thinking and doing things differently, you can click here.