Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular psychotherapy approaches in contemporary practice that aims to improve mental health. CBT is based on the principles of behavioral and cognitive psychology, uses evidence-based techniques and strategies, and helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns and attitudes that negatively influence their behavior and emotions.
The therapist the and client work together in a structured way to identify the problems the client is facing, come up with strategies for addressing them, developing coping strategies and creating positive solutions.
CBT often includes learning about mental health and practicing techniques for relaxation, identifying and coping with emotions or beliefs, journaling, expositions, challenging automatic thoughts and replacing them with more realistic ones. All of that in order to break the old faulty patterns and learn new beneficial ways of thinking and behaving.
CBT is a problem-focused and goal-oriented type of therapy used to tackle a wide range of difficulties, troubling situations or specific problems related to mental health.
CBT is an effective tool in helping anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations, solve problems, and achieve goals.