In the current day and age, the day by day performance of employees can be one of the most important parts of your company’s success. With many of the stresses of modern life, employees can gradually find their stress levels going up and their productivity falling, potentially pulling the business down with it if the problems go unattended for too long. Here are a few things CBT can do for a workplace, and why any of your business-based clients can benefit from implementing good mental health policies.
What is CBT?
CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy, is a talking therapy that gets patients to manage their problems by adjusting the way they think and behave. It’s based on the idea that thoughts, feelings and actions are all intrinsically linked, and CBT is based on breaking a negative cycle that can eventually develop. Furthermore, CBT is based on current experiences, so it’s highly unlikely that you’ll end up discussing childhood experiences as you might in a range of other therapies. Patients are shown how to break current negative cycles, which leads to positive outcomes going forwards. It is used to treat issues such as bipolar disorder, alcohol misuse and OCD.
How does this relate to business?
Although businesses may often seem to be large scale monolithic entities, it’s important to remember that all businesses are made up of individuals that could be suffering from mental health issues. Business slumps can often stem from management or employees suffering from mental health conditions, which when resolved will see the business return to its previous levels of success. Business issues are often people issues, which you need to take into account when dealing with new clients. If you’re a practitioner that often takes on corporate coaching roles, look to CBT to guarantee a higher level of success. This can allow you to deal with issues at their very core rather than simply resolving the symptoms and is a very human approach to resolving business issues. By putting people first, you can help your clients to better prepare for their business future.