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Behind the Science

Discover what led us to create a unique

mental health guide that completely changed

the way modern science perceives stress-relief therapy

Through years of research, study, and practice, we merged different traditional psychotherapy solutions into an advanced practice that can eliminate stress-related problems from modern society. 
Here's what's going on behind the science of Westberry Institute:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT was developed by merging behavioral therapy with cognitive therapy. We use this method of treatment for mental afflictions, stress, addiction, depression, insomnia, etc. CBT takes a practical, task-based approach to solving problems. 

It is designed to help change negative thoughts and behaviors by providing more positive and fulfilling solutions.

Using CBT, we address symptoms while they are present, and help patients learn skills and techniques that can be used in the ongoing improvement of mental health.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

The REBT approach helps you identify irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns that may lead to emotional or behavioral issues.

This approach is based on the simple idea that people want to do well in life, achieve their goals, and find happiness. But irrational fears and thoughts get in the way and distort the way they perceive circumstances and events.

The purpose of this therapy is to help you identify these patterns, and develop strategies to replace them with more rational thoughts.

REBT uses three main types of techniques: Problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and coping techniques. Each helps you address your main pain-points, change irrational beliefs, and manage the emotional consequences.

Existential Therapy

This unique form of psychotherapy explores challenges from a philosophical perspective, where emotional and psychological difficulties are viewed as an inner conflict caused by an individual's confrontation with the givens of existence.

A key element of existential therapy is that it does not emphasize past events. Instead, existential therapy helps you realize you aren't defined by your past. The future depends entirely on your present understanding and actions.

This liberating realization enables you to face anxieties and embrace the freedom of choice while taking full responsibility for your actions.

This approach encourages you to take ownership of your life, find meaning, and live fully in the present.

Art Therapy

With creative techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, and coloring, art therapy helps you express yourself artistically, discover your emotional or psychological challenges, and transform them into art. 

Throughout the therapy, you'll be able to find hidden messages and metaphors that will give you a better understanding of your feelings and behavior.

Professional art therapists have knowledge and experience to decode these hidden messages of color, texture, and shape and reveal your hidden thoughts and stressors.

70% of the patients completed the whole course.

80% of patients who completed the course are no longer troubled by their afflictions.

7% had a significant improvement of their mental health.

90% of people said

they were satisfied with the therapy results.

Here's an average success rate of these therapies:

Instead of concentrating on the success rate of the patients who completed the course, we started thinking about what made 30% of people give up in the first place. We hypothesized that no matter how effective the practice, if it takes too much time and is hard to follow, people will not stick with it.

Despite their proven effectiveness, these therapies share several major disadvantages:

  • They require several months of face-to-face therapy, yet the quality of treatment is not consistent and depends on many factors.
     

  • Even if you find a good specialist close to your location, you still have to schedule a visit and wait for an open appointment.
     

  • Each of these practices requires a considerable time commitment, including homework that you have to do between sessions.
     

  • One-on-one therapy with a good psychologist, not to mention medication treatment, is very costly.

To come up with a more effective solution, we decided to collect the data from the most highly effective scientific practices, and merge them into a single program that's fun 

to follow. 

Now, we're offering you all the best of the entire scientific experience on a single plate.

Every discovery begins with a story

Flash forward to the early 2000s. Westberry is a newly established institute, and we’re helping our next patient with stress-related issues. Let’s call him David.

At first glance, David’s case is like many others. Every aspect of his life is in place, his career seems promising, and he has a family that many could only dream of.

Yet, like others, he’s suffering from never-ending negative thoughts and irrational fears. One of our six expert psychologists is using cognitive-behavioral therapy to help him relieve stress and improve mental health. We’re also using our art therapy course to speed up the healing process.

After six months of regular visits, David is showing significant improvement and we’re all satisfied with the results.
 

At this point David's case is still like many others, and we’re just happy to have additional proof that our method is effective and successful. We have no idea that our whole perspective is about to change…
 

At our last therapy session, we discuss the whole journey with David, and he describes the main turning points that made a difference in his life. We listen to his feedback closely, trying to figure out exactly which method proved to be the most effective.
 

Surprisingly, there weren’t as many “turning points” as we expected. He seems to have one memory in his mind that changed his life. And it wasn’t part of our plan at all.
 

He thoughtfully tells us a story about our recent art therapy session, where he had a short interaction with our other patient, “Jerry.” It seems they only exchanged a few words.

Their brief dialogue went like this…

Jerry complimented his work and noted that he had real talent. David respectfully thanked him and carried on painting.

Then Jerry asked him, “But why are you torturing yourself?”

Seeing David's confusion over this unexpected question, Jerry gently pointed out that he was fidgeting. “You’re pressing the tip of your index finger with your thumbnail. I bet it hurts.”

That’s when David realized that, with this silent habit, he had been hurting himself for years without even realizing it.

With this surprising discovery came understanding.

Who knows how many times this insignificant hand movement had caused irritation or stress and completely ruined his day?

It took six months of regular therapy sessions and a little luck to discover this simple yet obvious stress factor.

We all smiled and agreed it might have been better if it happened a lot earlier. (Not to mention that during the session, one of us was doing the exact same thing.)
 

These kinds of stressors are very common. Almost every single person (including mental health professionals) suffers from the negative effects of these insignificant but harmful habits.
 

Lip biting, nail or skin picking, teeth clenching, pen chewing, hair twirling, and many more — these are all symptoms of stress. Instead of long and complex therapy, you need a simple scientific guide that will be fun to follow and will not take six months to get visible results.

By this point, it became obvious that traditional practices, no matter how effective they might be, aren’t sufficient to provide an ultimate solution for all of us. It’s not SIMPLE and ACCESSIBLE enough for everyone.
 

We learned from our experience, and decided never to lose time again. We gathered data from highly effective neuroscientific, psychological, and psychiatric methods and practices and chose only solutions that work quickly and easily.

As scientists, we trust in numbers. Over 80,000 people have used our programs to eliminate stress.

97% of them complete our course.

In 91% of cases, there is complete remission of the mental disruptions.

In 3% of cases, there is a significant decrease in the occurrence of mental disruptions.

95% of people are happy with the results. 

Think of it like this: We hold many simple secrets to relieving stress and negative thoughts, and we’re willing to share it all.

 

We believe everybody deserves a stress-free life. That’s why we created solutions that are accessible everywhere for anyone. Let’s start improving your mental health today!

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