Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is the therapy of choice for medical practitioners referring patients that are struggling with certain destructive behaviours. It is a well-recognized system of training a patient to identify and reconstruct certain negative thought processes, which may be affecting their lives.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a highly successful therapy that is continually increasing in effectiveness and in many cases is more effective than medication treatments. It is an extremely valuable tool, which is very highly regarded not only by mental health consumers but also medical providers too.
Our feelings and emotions influence how we deal with every event. Negative emotions can adversely affect any part of our lives. For example, a woman who has suffered physical abuse feels she can no longer cope because her self-esteem has become so low. CBT helps her to picture certain situations she faces and to examine the thought processes that convince her she is not equipped with the necessary skills or confidence.
One of the main reasons is it is such a popular therapy, apart from its convincing results, is the fact treatment tends to be over a very short term and focused on a specific problem. This makes it very accessible, at a cost that people can afford. CBT is a ‘here and now’ therapy that concentrates on a negative feeling or behaviour led by a destructive thought pattern, and how to change this process to move the person’s life forward and beyond the behaviour.
A person’s distorted thinking pattern can bring an altered view of the world and this, in turn, can cause feelings of despair, depression, anxiety, frustration, and anger. CBT is a powerful therapy that can realign the poor thought patterns and therefore, improve the life of the sufferer in the long term.