Cognitive therapy or Cognitive – Behavioral therapy (CBT) is a powerful intervention strategy that allows one to examine the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It looks in depth into cognitive distortions we experience. And we all have it.
When we see the world through those distortions, our circling negative thoughts have us become hopeless, helpless, irritable, upset as well as easily frustrated with other people. But we rarely examine why we feel sad, depressed, moody, cranky, etc. To dig deeper, we will use basics of Cognitive therapy or CBT to understand why we feel the way we feel, when did it start, what was the cause of it and what to do with that in the future.
The ability to recognize the triggers and our inner reactions to them is essential for our happiness. When we gain control of our thought processes, we are able to consciously shift our inner world at any time. It does, however, require practice and dedication just like any other skill we wish to master.