Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps you to reframe and rethink your unhelpful beliefs.
It looks at the things you think (cognitive) and the things you do (behaviour) with the belief that the way we think affects the way we feel and behave. For example, if you send a text message to a friend and you don't receive a reply for several hours your feelings could be of anxiety, your thoughts could be 'I feel unwanted, nobody likes me' which may lead to the behaviour of being angry. CBT helps you to challenge and reframe these negative thinking patterns and teaches you coping skills to deal with them.
The drawback of CBT is that it doesn't look at issues from
your past which could affect how you think and behave now. However, used alongside
other therapies such as hypnotherapy it can bring about great results.
In a nutshell how does CBT help?
It helps you rethink and reframe negative thinking
patterns and beliefs.