(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Think of CBT as a toolkit for your mind. It gives you tools to understand and change unhelpful thoughts, manage your emotions, and make choices that lead to a happier and more fulfilling life. It's like learning to be your own coach to overcome life's challenges.
Let's break it down...
Understand how your thoughts and beliefs impact the way you feel and behave.
Restructure unhelpful beliefs about yourself.
Learn to question your thoughts and modify your behavior in response to unhelpful thinking patterns.
Process your life experiences and integrate them into who you are now.
Build up your toolbox of coping skills to help you let go of dysfunctional patterns and internal conflicts.
Identify how difficult emotions like anxiety, shame and burnout show up in your body.
Traditionally, CBT is pretty structured and requires an agenda for each session. However, I typically use CBT in a much less controlled way. I prefer to incorporate techniques rooted in CBT theory into my sessions.