An introduction to cognitive behavioural interventions for by Alec Grant

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Following that, she usually attempts ‘flight’: that is, in trying to escape the situation. Exposure aims to make our bodies ‘get used’ to the situation. If Mary stays in the situation long enough, her parasympathetic system will eventually feel safe enough to let anxiety drop and her vital functions will return to their normal condition. g. to stay and try to relax) will replace the learned response of fear and flight. The result of this procedure is beneficial and rewarding, therefore likely to be repeated.

G. ) are regulated by our sympathetic system. This system increases the levels of adrenaline and cortisone in our bodies. It does that to help us be alert and vigilant, and therefore capable of a fast response to the threat (flight, fight, or freeze). The sympathetic system is doing this to ensure our survival and therefore its reaction is immediate. When our organism feels safe again, then the parasympathetic system will calm things down and help us return to a balanced state. The two systems are opposing and complemented.

Given the alternative of doing nothing, this seems the most appropriate and ethical option. Any attempt to reduce referral baggage, whether of etiquette, misinformation or other negative experience, is to be applauded. 1 Imagine you approached your general practitioner for help with a mental health difficulty and, with your agreement, you were referred to a CB practitioner. It is the morning of your first appointment. Imagine what you might feel, the thoughts that might be going through your head.

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