CBT therapy puts you in control of your thought and behaviors.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of boosting one’s happiness while combating negative emotions, behaviors and thoughts. The process isn’t only used to treat one problem you might be having. CBT gives you the method to apply the principles to whatever you may need in order to find a solution.
CBT will encourage you to challenge irrational assumptions in your life and change negative patterns in your thoughts and behaviors for the better. It can help treat anyone who is trapped in irrational assumptions that cause continuous cycles of anxiety and self-doubt.
How does CBT work?
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle. CBT helps you deal with your problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. Sometimes, during CBT you uncover underlying "irrational beliefs" about yourself. When these irrational beliefs are rooted in past trauma, it may be necessary to work with your therapist using a different therapy modality, like EMDR or Ego State Therapy.