The Power of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Jul 16, 2022

A Holistic Approach to Psychological Adjustment after Bariatric Surgery

At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we understand that undergoing bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision. It not only impacts your physical health but also has a profound effect on your mental well-being. That's why we specialize in offering support through Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to individuals going through the weight loss journey.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - What is it?

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a evidence-based psychotherapy approach developed by the renowned psychologist Albert Ellis. It focuses on identifying and challenging irrational beliefs and replacing them with more rational and empowering thoughts. This therapeutic modality is highly effective in addressing emotional distress, improving psychological adjustment, and fostering personal growth.

How REBT Facilitates Psychological Adjustment Post-Bariatric Surgery

Undergoing bariatric surgery can bring about various emotional and psychological challenges. It is common for individuals to experience feelings of anxiety, depression, body image issues, and changes in self-esteem. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) plays a key role in supporting individuals through this adjustment process by:

  • Identifying and challenging negative self-talk: REBT helps you recognize and challenge self-defeating thoughts and beliefs that may arise after weight loss surgery. Through guided sessions, Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc will help you replace these thoughts with more positive and constructive ones.
  • Developing coping mechanisms: REBT equips you with effective coping strategies to deal with emotional challenges that may surface during your weight loss journey. By building resilience and adaptive thinking patterns, you can navigate the physical and emotional changes with greater ease.
  • Building self-acceptance and self-compassion: One of the core principles of REBT is promoting self-acceptance and self-compassion. Through therapeutic techniques, you will learn to embrace your body transformation, develop a positive body image, and cultivate self-love.
  • Creating realistic goals and expectations: REBT assists in setting realistic goals and expectations post-bariatric surgery. By reframing any perfectionistic tendencies, you can work towards a healthier mindset and sidestep disappointments that may hinder your progress.

Why Choose Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc for REBT?

As a highly trained and experienced mental health professional, Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc specializes in providing compassionate and comprehensive support for individuals undergoing weight loss procedures. With a deep understanding of the psychological impact of bariatric surgery, Alison creates a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your emotions, address concerns, and develop the skills necessary for long-term psychological adjustment.

The Benefits of REBT for Weight Loss and Psychological Well-being

REBT offers numerous benefits for individuals embarking on the weight loss journey:

  1. Enhanced psychological resilience: REBT enables you to develop resilience, allowing you to bounce back from setbacks and challenges with a positive perspective.
  2. Improved self-esteem: By challenging negative self-beliefs and practicing self-acceptance, REBT helps in boosting self-esteem and cultivating a positive self-image.
  3. Effective stress management: REBT equips you with tools to manage stress effectively, enabling you to cope with the emotional demands and changes that come with weight loss.
  4. Reduced emotional eating: Through REBT, you can recognize triggers and develop healthier coping strategies, leading to a reduction in emotional eating habits.
  5. Support for long-term weight management: By addressing underlying psychological factors, REBT supports sustainable weight loss and helps maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Start Your Journey Towards Psychological Adjustment Today

If you have recently undergone bariatric surgery and are experiencing emotional and psychological challenges, Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc is here to support you. Through Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), we offer a comprehensive approach to help you navigate the complexities of psychological adjustment after weight loss surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on your path to mental well-being.

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