There are many different therapy approaches. When you enter into therapy, you may not know about the approaches and how your therapist is going to work with you. While you may not have known what it was called, there’s a good chance that you or someone that you know has gone through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or more commonly known as CBT Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a great therapy approach and you may have received this form of therapy without even knowing it. You may have questions about CBT and what it means. No worries! Let’s go over all of your questions regarding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a treatment type that is used by many therapists. CBT is based on the assumption that a person’s thoughts and feelings may be due to faulty thoughts. A therapist will work with you to shift your thinking. This shift will allow you to work towards a healthier life by replacing the negative thoughts and feelings with more constructive, positive thoughts.
An example of CBT may be that you become anxious in social situations and begin to avoid them. A therapist may step in and begin to educate you about the fear response that you’re experiencing is actually an irrational trigger. They may teach you how to shift your thoughts and work through the trigger. This could be a combination of changing your thinking, developing an action plan, remaining calm, and relaxing your body.