Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aka CBT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that is short-term, goal oriented, and takes a practical approach to problem-solving. CBT is based upon the principle that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect each other.
Cognitive Theory focuses on the personal meaning we assign to things and how thinking patterns are formed beginning in childhood. It looks at and examines our "internal dialogue", and how we respond to it.
Behavioral therapy focuses on how our problems, behaviors and thoughts influence each other. Behavioral assignments are designed to test faulty thinking patterns, and help people correct these misconceptions.
CBT is used to treat a variety of life issues including:
Drug and alcohol abuse
Change the way you think, change the way you feel.
What are Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs)?
Automatic Negative Thoughts are emotion-filled thoughts that pop-up in your head. They are not based on reason, and are described as "distorted". When we listen to them, our ability to enjoy our life is impacted.
"I think, therefore I am"