Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
"Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny"
Mahatma GandhiCognitive - means mental processes like thinking.
Behaviour -refers to EVERYTHING that you do. This includes what you say, how you try to solve problems, how you act and avoidance. Behaviour refers to BOTH action and inaction, for example: Biting your tongue instead of speaking your mind is still a behaviour even though you are trying NOT to do something.
Therapy - is a word used to describe an approach to combating a problem, illness or irregular condition
CBT works on the principle that "you feel the way you think". Therefore you can live more happily and productively if you're thinking in healthy ways.
Therapy sessions allows you freedom to:
> Identify and Banish Negative Thought Processes
> Understand your Past Experiences while staying in the present
> Use CBT and Mindfulness combined to help overcome Depression, Addiction, Anxiety, Insecurities, Low Self-Esteem and Accepting Yourself
FACING YOUR FEARS
Often, you have to confront your fears and discover how to cope with them being in your mind, which can be difficult and painful to begin with. Ultimately, however, you'll be able to feel whatever exists in the present moment, knowing full well that the feeling is going to pass sooner or later.
TRY THIS NEXT LITTLE EXERCISE FOR YOURSELF:
Combining CBT with Mindfulness allows you to become much more in touch with the experiences of life. Consider making a list of the fears that have surfaced since you begin reading this page, such as:
Q:What if I don't have time?
Q:What if I fail?
Q:I'm scared about confronting my past.
Now write down what you feel about that fear - not judging it, but asking yourself what it's based on, why you think that this fear has surfaced and whether you feel that you can put it behind you.....or at least allow yourself to deal with it slowly but surely. Be as open as you can; remember that you're the only person who ever needs to read what you write. Here's a few suggestions to help you:
A: Maybe I can just watch a little less TV or put my mobile/tablet down for a week and see what happens.
A: Ah, there you go again, you little 'fail devil'; I'm not getting everything right, but I'm going to give it a go anyway.
A: I'd rather not relive any of my past or even think about it. But maybe I can just register that a certain fear or thought first appeared in my past and not go into the finer details of it, at least for now.