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Talk Therapy

Talk therapy refers to a variety of treatments that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior. The therapist will give you time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It's an opportunity to look at your problems in a different way with someone who'll respect you and your opinions. CBT is a form of Talk Therapy.

Traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT aims to help you identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and to learn practical self-help strategies.


The key components of CBT include:


  • Psychoeducation about anxiety and feared situations

    • Goal setting, self awareness (thoughts-feelings-behaviours)


  • Cognitive restructuring to address maladaptive thinking and learning coping skills and focused thinking


  • Somatic management techniques (relaxation training)

    • Deep breathing

    • Relaxation techniques

    • Guided imagery


  • Gradual, systematic exposure to feared situations

    • In vivo (in the real situation)

    • Imaginal (imagining the situation)

    • Live modeling (demonstration of non fearful response)


  • Behavioural activation

    • Increasing engagement in adaptive activities (things that increase pleasure or mastery)

    • Decrease engagement in activities that maintain or increase the risk for the symptoms


  • Relapse prevention

    • Follow up sessions of CBT

    • Workshops & events

    • Support groups

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