Friday, March 23, 2012

CBT: An Empowering Tool To A More Fulfilling Life

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a blend of cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy that helps people change their thinking away from unhealthy and defeating thoughts and directs their mind’s attention to more functional, uplifting and constructive ones.

Through a process learned in talk therapy, the patient can alter dysfunctional thought patterns (which lead to distorted and negative views of themselves and the world around them) to a more accurate and healthier thinking process that results in positive and healing outcomes.

This powerful psychotherapeutic approach demonstrates the power of thought. If we believe something it becomes our truth, whether it is actually true of not. The renowned psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck, who created cognitive therapy, understood that we have the power to identify our own distorted thoughts and change them to be more accurate and thus more rewarding.

People with mental disorders who are fortunate to have a therapist trained in cognitive restructuring are having dramatic positive results.

In some parts of the world, such as the United Kingdom, CBT is recommended for a number of mental health disorders. Care providers and companions everywhere might be wise to check it out as a possible tool. When it comes to helping someone recover from a brain illness, we should leave no tool unexamined.

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