Cognitive behavioural therapy

At PROspero, the scientifically proven effective cognitive behavioural therapy is an important part of the 5-week clinical treatment in Santa Pola (Spain). During individual conversations with a dedicated and experienced therapist, you will learn to come to grips with your complaints and problems and we will help you to organise your life in a healthy way.

The cognitive behavioural therapy has as key principle that the way you think influences the life of feeling and doing. Any person who has a negative way of looking at matters and events, experiences tension and stress, resulting in negative behaviour. During individual sessions with your therapist, you will try to find out together whether this negative way of thinking is completely correct. You will work closely together. When indeed it turns out that you are inclined to judge negatively in important situations, together you will find out which way of thinking is more appropriate. For example, many people find they are not allowed to make mistakes as a rule of life. You will learn to assume the thought not necessarily do everything right at the first time, but that you are allowed to learn from your mistakes.

Another important starting point of cognitive behavioural therapy is that the way someone acts, largely determines how someone feels. This also influences the way you look at situations. Those who are inclined to postpone and avoid certain things, will feel the tension increasing. Together with the therapist you first record the problematic behaviour and the circumstances in which it occurs. Furthermore, the therapist will help you to respond to those circumstances with appropriate behaviour. You will learn skills to relax and cope with stressful situations. We will help you to create a realistic daily structure, where effort and relaxation alternate in a healthy way. We also pay attention to a healthy sleeping pattern and sleeping hygiene.

Please view the video below for more information about cognitive behavioural therapy,  or use the link to the website of the professional association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Vereniging Cognitieve Gedragstherapie).