Therapy Blog

Month: April 2017

A Brief History of Mindfulness

Sally Otto Therapy Biggleswade

Mindfulness was first used therapeutically by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the late 1970’s. The success of his program which treated people suffering from chronic long-term physical health problems was revolutionary and set the mindfulness wheels in motion. Today mindfulness books crowd out other self-help… Read more »

CBT – A Talking Therapy That Helps

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) developed during the twentieth century from the joining of two complementary approaches: behaviour therapy and cognitive therapy. The behavioural aspect of CBT looks at the actions that inadvertently cause or maintain emotional distress and looks at helping to develop more helpful reactions.  The cognitive element of CBT helps people to view… Read more »