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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 

In this form of therapy, you learn to change the way you think, the way you behave and the way you feel. A “cognition” is simply a thought.  You may have noticed that when you feel depressed or anxious you are thinking about yourself and your life in a pessimistic, self-critical way.  You may wake up feeling discouraged and tell yourself, “ugh! What’s the point in getting out of bed?” You may feel anxious and inferior at a social gathering because you tell yourself, “ I don’t have anything witty or interesting to say.”  Cognitive therapists believe that these negative thinking patterns actually cause you to feel depressed and anxious.  When you think about your problems in a more positive and realistic way, you will experience greater self-esteem, intimacy, and productivity. (The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns)