How Can Modern Behavioural Therapies Help a Client Accept the Uncertainty over Their Future?

How can modern behavioural therapies help a client accept the uncertainty over their future?

    I will be looking to provide a direct answer to the question how can modern behavioural therapies help a client accept the uncertainty of their future. To be in a position to do this I will be exploring and demonstrating knowledge of two approaches, these being Rational Emotive behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy and is a way of discussing how we feels about ourselves, the world, other people whilst also placing emphasis on how we act. It considers that what we do affects our thoughts and feelings. “CBT is based on the concept that changing our negative thinking patterns can have a powerful effect on a person’s emotions. The therapy works to identify, analyse and change counter-productive cognitions and behaviours.”   (Chrysalis Course Notes. Yr3, Module 3, pg 13). Aaron T. Beck is the main man behind this therapy.
    CBT then can help us to change how we think ('Cognitive') and therefore bring about change to what we do ('Behaviour'). As a result of these changes, it can help us to feel better. It is a short term therapy and unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on the 'here and now', the problems and difficulties the client presents with. Instead of focusing on the causes of our distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve our state of mind in the present. CBT has been shown to help with many different types of problems. These include: anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Difficulties with anger and self esteem issues can be treated. CBT can also be useful for chronic conditions that affect physical health and mental function although it must...