Compassionate Based Cognitive Therapy
CBCT aims to develop compassionate motivation, sympathy, sensitivity, and distress tolerance through the use of specific training and guided exercises designed to help individuals further develop non-judging, and non-condemning attributes. The Bible teaches us that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is”. A key concept in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is how we think, precipitates how we feel, and how we feel dictates how we behave and the decisions we make. If our thoughts or emotions are negative, this chain reaction sets in motion, a sympathetic nervous system response, sending the body into a fight, flight or freeze reaction. Being mindfully present with both mind and body allows the parasympathetic system to engage; lending more cognitive clarity, connection, calm in our lives, and provides more spiritual meaning, and experiences of belonging.