Cognitive and Behavioural Mental Health

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) recognises that importance of both cognitive and behavioural component when treating for different mental health concerns.  In CBT significant importance is given to identify core belief and assumptions which lead to negative energy and maladaptive practices.

What is Behavioural Activation

Behavioural activation is a structured approach to help individual identify their activities which lead to maintaining low mode and depressive symptoms. It motivates them to involve in activities which provide them with pleasure and mastery.  These activities give them sense of achievement which improves the mode.  They learn to give themselves credit for their achievements.

Techniques used for Behavioural Activation

A number of techniques can be used, a few of which are as below:

  • Cognitive reframing
  • Guided discovery
  • Behavioural experiments
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • Reward

Get in contact with “Well For Work”

A number of studies have shown behavioural activation to be significantly successful in treating depression in addition to anxiety and stress. To get more information on how to use CBT to improve the wellbeing of your workplace visit us at or contact us.

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