There’s Always Another Point of View
In fact there are almost certainly many hundreds of points of view that are equally valid!
In this first principle of CBT we should try to be aware of the fact that the way WE perceive any particular experience, or extract a ‘meaning’ about something is NOT the only possible solution.
This is easily illustrated by the classic optical illusion in which people tend to see either one or the other image.
Both of these ‘perceptions’ are equally valid and its neither one or the other in isolation. In fact, many people are able to ‘morph’ one perception into the other and back again, but interestingly, it is not possible to perceive both different perceptions simultaneously! Each point of view is equally valid and are both separate perceptions of exactly the same ‘thing’.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy makes the same assertions about ANY external experience and says that it can be ‘interpreted’ in a number of ways. The way that any individual ‘decides’ to interpret an external event is, in general, ‘compliant’ or in accordance with what they ‘believe’.
Our own individual ‘perceptual filters’ become very quickly engrained, or habitual, and pre-dispose us towards ‘seeing’ the world in particular ways.
By being aware of this tendency to ‘interpret’ in this way, we can open up a the possibility that certain events or experiences can ‘mean’ something different to that which we might have believed was ‘fixed’.
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The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various types of psychological therapy that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online counselling service.
At Tranceform Psychology we emphasise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking mental health work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
5 Core CBT Principles
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on five core principles:
- Events Dont Cause Feelings
- Mind Body Symbiosis
- Perceptual Constructivism
- Scientific Minds
- There is always another point of view
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