Rob Mason - Blog - Why I saw a therapist

When my private world began to implode in early 2007, I was assigned a Mental Health Treatment Plan by my General Practitioner.  As my main issue was debilitating anxiety, I was recommended to see a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT).

Through this approach of professional counselling, I discovered how my intense feelings of anxiety were primarily impacted by faulty thinking (cognition) and overreacting (behaviour).

Therefore I saw a therapist because:

  • I was traumatised by my first panic attack
  • I was stuck in catastrophic thinking patterns
  • I had to learn how to change my anxious thinking
  • I had to learn how to manage my anxiety through breathing

 

A life without a quiet center, easily becomes destructive.”

– Henri Nouwen –

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