Cognitive Behaviour, Room 2
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a cycle of emotions, thoughts and behaviours. This means that what we feel affects how we think and act. What we think affects how we feel and act. And what we do affects how we think and feel.
When entering this room, people will find themselves in a cage structure. The aim of this structure is to symbolise a beautiful prison. This is because a place of withdrawal is often the easiest thing to do for people who have experienced a traumatic event and although it is beautiful, is it also a prison for emotions. At this stage people should be able to recognise that coming out of their beautiful prison is a step they have to take as they are in control to leave and connect with others about their emotions and continue their journey to resilience. At the entrance, people are also presented with the end of a slide which happens to be the end of the journey around this room. This is because the end of the journey around the room goes back to the beautiful prison, symbolising just how easy it is to fall back into that trap and thus continuing the cycle of the therapy.