Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy approach that focuses on how an individual's thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect their behavior, emotions, and overall well-being. CBT is based on the idea that negative or distorted thinking patterns can contribute to emotional and behavioral problems.
Changing & Modifying Thoughts and Behaviours
In CBT, the therapist works collaboratively with the client to identify and change negative thinking patterns and beliefs that may be contributing to their problems. The therapy is goal-oriented and typically involves specific strategies and techniques to help the client modify their thinking and behavior.
CBT typically involves several stages, including assessment, goal setting, and treatment planning. The therapist and client work together to identify the specific thoughts and behaviors that are contributing to the individual's problems. The therapist may also use various techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and behavioral activation, to help the client modify their thinking and behavior.
Cognitive restructuring involves identifying and challenging negative or distorted thinking patterns and replacing them with more accurate and positive thoughts. Exposure therapy involves gradually exposing the client to situations or stimuli that cause anxiety or fear in a safe and controlled environment. Behavioral activation involves increasing engagement in pleasurable activities and reinforcing positive behaviors.