So... your CBT is online

In an era of Zoom it can be difficult when your therapy sessions are online so here's some advice to make it a bit more bearable.

Cc Lee
22nd November 2021
With the year coming to a close and Covid cases rising, your once in person cognitive behavioural therapy might begin to move online. Winter is already is a period associated with SAD (Seasonal affective disorder), and you may find this contributing to your anxieties this winter.

Don’t put pressure on yourself to recover instantly. Most CBT is short term help, for the long term gain.


It’s might be difficult. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that online CBT won’t be beneficial. It could still help. It might take a few sessions to get used to it, so don’t drop out of the race at the first hurdle. But also remember that CBT isn’t a race – the slower you go, the more likely you are to benefit.


Don’t put pressure on yourself to recover instantly. Most CBT is short term help, for the long term gain. Focus on small achievable goals/targets that you can manage each week. Even if you can only manage one, that’s still progress and a step in the right direction.


Try and record the audio/video call or download the transcript (if you’re typing). This will be helpful for when you eventually finish the CBT, but it’s also a great refresher to have to look over before a session. This will also be something that can help track your progress from start to finish, and will help to remind you of how far you have come.

Try and record the audio/video call or download the transcript


Remember that if everything is too much for you and you need help there is always the Mental Health and Wellbeing centre located at Kings Gate on Campus and you can find advice online at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/wellbeing/.
Keep Going 🙂

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