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What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy method that can helps people learn to manage life’s problems by altering their patterns of thinking and behaving.  The theory behind this is that by changing the way you think and behave, your mood will also change.

CBT has been scientifically proven to be extremely effective for anxiety, depression, and many other mental and physical conditions.

The essence of CBT

The essence of CBT

CBT is based on a number of beliefs, including the following:

  • Unhelpful ways that people think can lead to psychological problems.
  • If people learn unhelpful behavior, this, too, can lead to psychological issues.
  • People can learn more beneficial ways of thinking and behaving.
  • New habits can relieve symptoms of mental and physical conditions and allow people to act in better ways.

Practitioners base CBT on the theory that problems arise from the meanings people give to events, as well as the events themselves. 

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