Learning The “Secrets” of Wellness

April 1, 2019 0 By William Hendrix

Ways People are Treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is often utilized in patients with certain mental and medical conditions. CBT is often the best used and effective treatment used by psychologists and mental health professionals. There are many researches and articles that have accredited behavioral cognitive therapy in the alleviation of depression and anxiety.

In ancient Greece, Epictetus was one of the fundamental contributors to this theory. Epictetus was an advocate of Stoicism, one the earliest form of CBT, which describes logic as method to identify and discard false beliefs that can lead to emotional destruction.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy by Albert Ellis used the ABC model to which he described how our emotional state are affected by an erroneously believed circumstances. According to his theory, our false beliefs which turn into obvert behaviors begin from an error in the emotional reasoning. It surmises that people’s problems occur due to a belief factor that is completely incognizant to a specific behavior. For example, if a person you were currently having a conversation to suddenly stopped paying attention to you due to being called by another person, you might feel offended and think that your words may not be interesting or may be even boring. After, you may begin to feel frustrated and angry, you feel that you we’re unjustly humiliated and then you begin to quarrel with the person you were talking to. However, CBT tries to challenge that belief by framing the scenario in such a way that you might see it in another perspective. The reason may have been, in fact, that the person you were having conversation with was not bored with talking to you, and may have shifted his attention to another person because it may have been an urgent or personally important dialogue with them.

The beliefs we have are often the ones that causes more of the emotional problem than the external factors. Failures of our own expectations often contributes to this.

Cognitive behavioral therapy have been used for many problems of various clients. Problems such as alcoholism, addiction and gambling have been treated with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy. A longer period may be required for more complex problems. Therapists and clients may gradually see improvement in the patient. Patient’s undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy have the freedom to choose whether or not they will continue the therapeutic process.

Mental health care centers can provide you with professionals who are effective at implementing cognitive behavioral therapy. The recent publications in science have proven that there is a link to emotional and cognitive factors from a biological perspective. It is suggested that our brains have an older, primal functioning that may supersede our actions prior to its later rational, calculating function.

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