MODALITIES: CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


When we feel out of control, we often try to control things that we can’t (like other people, for example). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that helps us control what we can most influence—ourselves. It is a systematic, structured therapy that focuses on the continual, moment-to-moment links between what we think, feel and do throughout our days.  Our thought patterns quickly change our feelings, which in turn influence the choices we make. Do we feel confident and ready to risk the next challenge, or are we afraid to push ourselves because failure would be unbearable? Our small choices each day (Do I go out or stay home?), and the accuracy of our momentary thoughts (I am not as good as other people/I am fine the way I am) cumulatively change the course of our lives.


CBT teaches us that small, consistent changes can lead to radically powerful results. This approach gives people the concrete tools they need to relieve stress, anxiety or depression and often involves an action-plan for a finite number of sessions.


CBT works best for people who are highly motivated, and emphasizes core principles (ie. feelings are not facts!), focuses on objective data, and involves homework such as tracking automatic negative or distorted thoughts and practicing skills for self-soothing. There is a great deal of evidence* that this approach works with a range of emotional problems.


* Hofmann SG, Asnaani A, Vonk IJ, Sawyer AT, Fang A. The Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Review of Meta-analyses. Cognit Ther Res. 2012;36(5):427-440. doi: 10.1007/s10608-012-9476-1 More about CBT
 

Invictus


Out of the night that covers me, black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears, looms but the Horror of the shade,
and yet the menace of the years finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.


- William Ernest Henley

 

Invictus


Out of the night that covers me, black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears, looms but the Horror of the shade, and yet the menace of the years finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.


- William Ernest Henley

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CBT in research

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