Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a specialized type of psychology that has been proveneffective in the treatment of numerous disorders and problems. CBT has been shown to significantly improve or alleviate Mood and Anxiety conditions, ADHD, Marital Problems, and life issues. CBT is not simply 'talk therapy' but rather is an interactive, informative, and flexible yet structured approach to treatment. The term 'cognitive' means thinking or reasoning, which is different from our emotions. CBT examines how our thinking or reasoning can be healthy or unhealthy and how this contributes to issues such as Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Marital issues, or life's problems.
Over the last 50 years, CBT has shown that 'happiness' is in large measure a reflection on how we 'think.' We consistently engage in 'automatic' ways of thinking about our experiences that are often out of our awareness. These automatic ways of thinking can throw us into positive or negative mood states. Depression, for example, is not caused simply by encounters with adversity, but rather is caused by 'assumptions' about the experience and beliefs about oneself that are in fact 'distortions of reality'. These 'distortions of reality' can occur in all aspects of our lives, thus causing us to unwittingly erect barriers to our own happiness.
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