Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is one of the most powerful therapeutic aids available to smokers who want to quit. Whether you quit cold turkey, using nicotine replacement therapy, medication or even hypnosis, CBT will significantly improve your chances of long term success.
Because it enhances the most influential and powerful component to any quit smoking campaign… You!
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
CBT is a form of psychotherapy that combines both behavior therapy and cognitive therapy. The treatment specifically targets a patients behavior and more importantly, the underlying thought processes behind that behavior.
CBT is successfully used to treat conditions such as addiction, anxiety, anger, depression and insomnia.
CBT assists quitters by providing a better understanding and greater awareness of the behaviors associated with addiction and challenges the thought processes behind them. It also provides quitters with the skills needed to manage and treat their condition, effectively empowering the quitter to take charge of their own healing process.
The patient is the most influential factor to the treatment, while the therapist becomes more of guide.
Where can you get Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
CBT is commonly practiced by trained therapists. The best place to start is by asking your Physician (GP) and searching local health directories.