New Perspectives is a 14 week program using an integrative approach to cognitive reframing by incoporating CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and SFT (Solution Focused Therapy) with a grounding in Person Centred Therapy.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) changes patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to anxiety and irrational thinking. CBT changes people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images and beliefs that a person holds and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
New Perspectives uses CBT in conjunction with Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) also known as solution-focused brief therapy or brief therapy - is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future hopes. This can help them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.
Person Centered Therapy is also known as person-centered or client-centered counselling, a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously. This approach can help the client to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth, thus enabling them to find their own way to move forward and progress. This is important in forming a positive outcome from the above approaches.
The New Perspectives program aims to enable clients/service users to achieve a more positive outlook on life, set achievable goals and have a toolkit in their back pocket to use when issues arise.