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Starling Minds is an online mental wellness program based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is the leading evidence-based therapeutic technique that teaches people how to break patterns that lead to anxiety and depression, improving overall health with tools for stress management.

CBT concentrates on the connections between thought patterns, emotional state, and physical sensations.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy guides people to objectively evaluate how to think about themselves, other people, and events in their lives. This helps to strengthen the neural connections that lead to positive thinking and behaviour. We do this by teaching strategies to recognize and combat negative patterns, reducing stress, anxiety and depression. It’s like having a personal trainer for the mind!

Gold Standard Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ for talk therapy. Organizations that endorse it include the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Mental Health, and national psychiatric and psychological associations in Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK. Hundreds of well-designed research studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT for thousands of people.

How Effective is CBT?

Research shows that CBT is the most effective form of treatment for those coping with depression and anxiety.

  • CBT alone is 50-75% effective for overcoming depression and anxiety after 8-15 sessions.

  • Medication alone is 50-75% effective, however, science still does not understand the long-term effects on the brain and body.

  • Medication and CBT combined is most effective, with 75-90% of people overcoming mental illness.

The Effectiveness of Online CBT vs. Face-to-Face Treatment

After studying 3,876 people, self-guided online CBT is found to be significantly more effective in lowering depression symptoms compared to face-to-face treatment.

Other study findings show that the treatment adherence of online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is 82%. Treatment adherence is how likely someone is to follow a treatment plan.

Over 86% of Starling Minds digital CBT users will improve their mental health and become more mentally fit.

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