Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is perhaps the most well-known psychotherapeutic treatment of today. This is primarily due to the wealth of scientific evidence-based research proving its effectiveness and broadness of treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be broken down into the two major components of cognition and behavior.
Cognition is how we acquire knowledge and process thought. CBT is based on the premise that faulty cognitions can create a whole host of mental health issues, most commonly anxiety and depression. CBT poses that these cycles of negative automatic thinking are based on negative experiences (mainly from childhood) that cause us to conjure negative beliefs about the world and ourselves. These beliefs in turn generate negative thoughts, which induce negative feelings, which induce negative behaviors.
Through CBT, one is able to identify, evaluate, challenge, and modify negative beliefs and thinking to eliminate anxiety and create a state of wellbeing.
The second major component of CBT is behavior. What we do, CBT poses also affects the way we think and feel. Behavioral activation is a core behavioral component of CBT that allows a person to structure their day with a combination of leisure and mastery active that foster a sense of competence, confidence, and fulfillment.
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