Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
What is CBT?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their mental health concerns.
CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, and that changing one can lead to changes in the others. In CBT, the therapist works collaboratively with the patient to identify and challenge negative or distorted thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, and to develop more adaptive ways of thinking and behaving.
CBT typically involves structured, time-limited sessions that focus on specific goals and techniques. Some common techniques used in CBT include cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, exposure therapy, and relaxation training.
CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and eating disorders, among others. It is a widely used and evidence-based approach to psychotherapy.