What is CBT?
According to the Beck Institute, CBT is “a time-sensitive, structured, present-oriented psychotherapy directed toward solving current problems and teaching clients how to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior.”
CBT focuses on identifying and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions (such as thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes) and behaviors and improving emotional stability. It also teaches people how to develop personal coping strategies that target solving current or future problems.
How does it work?
The first step is to set up the goals which you want to achieve throughout the program. We will discuss together which goals are most important for you and we will decide together on how to proceed. Since we are all unique, the CBT program will be tailored to answer your own needs.
The second step is to identify your cognitive distortions and increase awareness of their presence. Once we have identified them, you will start to see how those thoughts are impacting your emotions and your behavior. This allows you to learn how to reshape and reprogram those thoughts into ones that will be more helpful for your situation and in your life. It will give you the power to take control over your own thoughts and emotions and turn them from negative and destructive into constructive.
What can you expect to achieve?
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