Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Sven, Jun 17, 2013.

    1. Lilah

      Lilah Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, Lupus
      This past session, I made a list of all my anxieties (currently mostly tinnitus related), and my therapist and I developed counter responses to these anxieties. I thought it was helpful.

      I do feel that I am running the session and taking the lead. The therapist asked me questions along the way and helped me develop my responses but in the end I was the one who came up with the responses. Is this the way it's supposed to be?
    2. JohnAdams

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Nasty Swamp
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Seems like that's the whole point, having a person there to guide you into taking control of your life and being there to affirm this with you.
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    3. Luman

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      I believe that it is the goal of classic CBT, which is meant to be short term therapy that teaches you how to retrain your mind. Learning how to spot thinking patterns that cause problems, and knowing how to correct them with better, more rational thoughts, is a cornerstone of the foundation of this therapy.
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    4. Henry Orlando FL

      Henry Orlando FL Member Benefactor

      Orlando, FL
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud sound via earbuds from a digital device.
      I am a member of the American Tinnitus Association. They just released a podcast with a psychologist, Dr. Bruce Hubbard, who has tinnitus and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for those with tinnitus. You can hear the podcast here:

      In this podcast, he tells you what you need to know about CBT. He also has a lot of free resources for those with tinnitus on his website here:

      He says many people can complete CBT for tinnitus in as little as 2 to 10 sessions with someone who is trained in CBT for tinnitus but unfortunately most therapists are not adequately trained in CBT and don't know anything about tinnitus. On his resource page, he has a 90-minute webinar, a mindfulness meditation audio, recommendations for self-help books (he is working on one of his own) and other key self-help information to give it a go for yourself. He does offer coaching on dealing with tinnitus as well should you need/want that.

      I suggest you give it a listen and look. Hope this helps.
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