Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the assumption that a person’s behavior and feelings are the result of learned (and often faulty) thinking patterns.
The cognitive-behavioral model says that the areas of behavior, thought and feeling all affect one another, so changes made in any one area necessarily affect both other areas.
Today, both cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches are utilised to treat a whole spectrum of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment difficulties, anger management issues, addiction, eating disorders, and issues around trauma and personality.
Some psychologists employ either CBT or mindfulness – whilst others combine the approaches.
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CBT includes tasks and strategies designed to help the client re-evaluate his or her core beliefs and cognitive patterns, allowing for a more informed, conscious decision as to whether these beliefs are, in fact, accurate or desirable.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy also includes specific components aimed at altering behavioral responses.
CBT is supported by a large body of research indicating it is quite effective in treating a variety of emotional difficulties and overcoming a wide range of life challenges.