Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk psychotherapy that’s used to treat a wide range of issues. CBT takes a practical, task-based approach to solving problems, as the name suggests, CBT focuses on teaching a person to change their thoughts (cognition) and behaviors by becoming aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
CBT has been successful in the treatment of many mental health issues and is helpful for anyone looking for a hands-on approach to treatment:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help with any of the following:
- Chronic Pain
- Stressful life situations
- Emotional trauma
- Identify problems more clearly
- Establish attainable goals
- Better understand other peoples actions and motivations
- Help identify ways to manage emotions.
- Anger Management
Mental health disorders that may improve with CBT include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD, OCPD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sleep disorders
- Eating disorders/Insomnia
- Substance use disorders
- Bipolar disorders
- Sexual disorders
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy often includes:
- Learning about your mental health condition
- Identifying troubling situations or conditions in your life.
- Becoming aware of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs about these problems.
- Identifying negative or inaccurate thinking.
- Reshape negative or inaccurate thinking.
- Learning and practicing techniques such as relaxation, coping, resilience, stress management and assertiveness
In the process, you will learn to see things from a different perspective.
Although it is based on simple principles, it can have tremendous positive outcomes for individuals in learning practical self-help strategies. It is based on the theory that thinking negatively is a habit that can be broken.