Worry and Rumination Course
The CCI Worry and Rumination Course is a structured group treatment focused on equipping you with practical skills and strategies to address repetitive negative thinking. This can help improve related symptoms of anxiety and depression. The treatment approach used is Metacognitive Therapy. This is based on the premise that our initial negative thoughts are NOT the problem, but how we respond to our negative thoughts is the issue. We often respond to our negative thoughts in unhelpful ways that can increase anxiety and depression, because of certain beliefs we may not realise we hold about worry and rumination.
The Worry and Rumination Course provides education about the factors that keep worry and rumination going, and introduces cognitive-behavioural strategies to address these. Treatment strategies include:
- Identifying and challenging beliefs that can lead to excessive worry and rumination
- Learning to focus our attention on the present rather than on the negative thoughts
- Exploring more helpful ways of actively dealing with bothersome thoughts
Each Worry and Rumination Course runs for 6 weekly sessions of 2 hours, with a follow-up session 4 weeks after the 6th session; groups are run periodically throughout the year. All appointments take place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). The Worry and Rumination Course is run by clinical psychologists and sessions are held at our clinic in Perth, Western Australia. As CCI forms part of the public mental health system, the service we offer is free. There is typically a waiting list for our service, which can be several months. If you are interested in attending the Worry and Rumination Course at CCI, please ask your GP or psychiatrist to refer you to our service.
For more information, see our Worry and Rumination Course brochure:
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