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About CBT: How does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?
What Does CBT Stand For? And What About The Gym Part?
Welcome to the About CBT and CBT Gym page! CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. And Gym is used to represent that we can rewire our brains by learning and practicing tools.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, often referred to as CBT, is a present and future focused coaching type of therapy, based on tools to help us learn how to manage our thoughts (cognitive part), emotions and actions (behavioral) part).
Long before I was a Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT Therapist), I was (and still am) a fellow human being and for years I not only struggled with anxiety, I was super self-critical and very hard on myself. I tried ‘traditional’ talking therapy. It didn’t help me. I needed more than talking!
And to be honest, ‘just talking’ to someone (even a professional trained to listen) didn’t really appeal to me. I wanted change. I didn’t just want to feel better, I wanted to feel great. I needed tools and a concrete plan to live my life better.
So, I practiced, trained, and studied everything I could about our brains. I learned tools which continue to help me thrive personally and professionally.
I became a Registered Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a fully Accredited CBT Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and a Board Certified Life Coach (BCC Coach).
The CBT Gym tools come from the best of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Life Coaching, mindfulness, and applied neuroscience, as well as the common sense (and scientifically proven) strategies of exercise, hydration and spending time in nature.
With the exact same tools, I saw my clients change their lives in record time and thrive. I questioned the ‘conventional’ wisdom, about how difficult it is to change and how long it takes.
I kept what worked, I ditched the psychobabble. The result – I routinely see people transform their lives by learning and implementing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy themselves using CBT Tools.
CBT is unlike any other kind of therapy in that from day one, the focus is on helping each person to become their own therapist as quickly as possible.
Therapy has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. The cutting edge discoveries in neuroscience have shown us that we can literally rewire our brains at will, and in doing so, significantly lower anxiety.
Using the same tools, we can greatly improve the relationship we have with ourselves. Brain Training can help you to develop a level of resilience and self confidence you never knew was possible!
And the best part? The change happens in months, not years. The evidence supports this as well! If CBT (or any kind of therapy for that matter) is going to help you, you will see the changes sooner, rather than later.
If you’re ready to change your life and the idea of learning tools to thrive resonates with you, please sign yourself up for your own CBT Gym CBT Test Drive meeting today to see if working together could truly transform your life forever.
CBT THERAPIST & MINDFULNESS COACH
Justin Miller, MA, PG Dip, BCC
CBT Therapist, Counsellor and Coach
Justin Miller, has over 16000 hours of experience, helping more than 4000 people over the past 16 years in the NHS, Imperial College, MIND and private practice as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT Therapist), Compassion Focused Therapist (CFT Therapist), Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Therapy Trainer, and Tutor.
Justin is 1 of only a few hundred people worldwide to have completed the prestigious program in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) only offered at the University of Derby.
Justin also received advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Training at the University of Reading, achieving the only Distinction in his cohort. Subsequent to this, Justin returned to the University of Reading as the principal clinical skills tutor for therapists in training as well as providing clinical supervision.
Having also completed specialist intensive training with CCE in Life Coaching, Justin is also a Board Certified Coach and incorporates coaching skills with his therapy practice to help clients learn life changing transformative tools in record time.