Although scientify evidence has been building during the last decade about the effectiveness of CBT for a wide range of disorders like depression, panic attacks, anxiety, insomnia, this news is now reaching magazines like FORBES. The good news is that CBT is at least as effective as drugs for virtually any nonpsychotic disorder. A full articel can be found by following the link below. As a CBT counsellor I have become a firm believer in the effectiveness in CBT as it gives clients the opportunity to change the way they think about themselves, others and the world around them. CBT helps to normalize your responses by looking at the believes you hold about yourself and the world around you. Sometimes these believes are out-dated and not appplicable to current situations. The good news for clients about this article is that it helps paving the way for international insurance companies to include CBT counselling services in the services they offer.
The founder of CBT, Albert Ellis, is 93 today, sickly and nearly deaf, but he still bristles with attitude. "Freud wasn't working, it was incompetent, so I looked around for something better," he says. He found inspiration in the words of the ancient philosopher Epictetus: "Men are disturbed not by things but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things."