I started CBT sessions struggling to survive and seeking ‘damage limitation’ in all areas of my life. My life offered little joy, it was an ordeal to be endured. I’m ending CBT not feeling ‘cured’ but feeling able to cope with my anxieties and worries which means that I have regained some control back into my life. I have been given ‘tools’ with which I have the ability to help myself.
My family has also benefited from my CBT as I have worried less about them and given them space and freedom – they now worry less about me!
I have learned to breathe, think and assess a situation before panic and anxiety take control which stops old patterns of thinking and behaviour repeating themselves. CBT has enabled me to stop regurgitating problems of the past and to look forward. I now see potential for happiness and joy and have a more positive outlook on life.