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Re: Re: bad habits can lead to bad thinking

Posted by Kalamatianos on January 7, 2004, at 8:32:20

In reply to news: brain scans of CBT patients vs. med patients, posted by psychlover on January 7, 2004, at 0:16:06

I greatly appreciated your posting! Thank you so much!

...back to cause and effect; the chicken and the egg. Bad habits can lead to bad thinking. Combining bad habits and bad thinking can change folks chemically.

If insurance companies can't take the time to understand CBT and therefore encourage meds dosing willy-nilly, folks can be altered chemically this way and that.

Since chemical imbalances can be tracked empirically with hard data, the "why" can get lost when seeking remedy that can be paid for. Certainly, if you throw "enough" chemicals at a chemical imbalance you WILL alter it, chemically. And, even with "talking" therapies alluded to in the article, there is a "tooo much" threshold, past which insurance companies or anybody else need not be expected to finance. Alas, the all-mighty dollar determines success in therapy.

The article indicates a physical component to the mysteries of the mind. This broaches a new topic of discussion close to my heart; training the clients to think differently; coaching is training and re-training without therapy or meds.

Coaching is under fire for encroaching into the "sacred realm" of therapy. I submit that therapy, by embracing the big "DUH" that there is something physical going on, is encroaching into Coaching's realm, and needs to back off one step.

Insurance companies are "green lighting" CBT as now being a valid "Talking therapy" regimen along side a meds regimen. Since therapy is usually open ended and coaching usually has limits or fixed goals or end game strategy, the therapy community and its lobbying for the pending flood of legislation to shut down Coaching, are being selfish, narcissistic, and ignoring the welfare of the client.

Coaching is not here to "commit therapy" and get paid without being licensed or certified. Coaching does help with bad habits by encouraging replacing them with good habits. Perhaps good habits CAN lead to good thinking and good bodies chemically.





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