When something doesn’t go our way, we may react negatively on impulse.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) empowers individuals to identify unhealthy thoughts and beliefs behind these negative emotional and behavioral reactions, which may be triggered by a variety of stressful situations.
Through CBT, an individual learns to become more emotionally aware and accepting, and to alter his/her thoughts into more rational and positive ones when facing a difficult situation. This leads to healthier emotional and behavioral reactions in the future that enhance a person’s well being.
CBT is a form of talk therapy that can help significantly reduce the symptoms of depression, stress, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorders, and eating disorders. Its practical approach can be used by anyone to deal effectively with stressful circumstances.