Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Languishing? Identifying and Overcoming that ‘Meh’ Feeling

Posted on 28/02/2022 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Depression

What is Languishing? Psychologists often recommend putting a name to your emotions to begin effectively managing them. A 2021 New York Times article by Adam Grant identified the 'blah' feeling prevalent during the pandemic 1. Grant recognized this experience to be languishing, a term coined by psychologist and sociologist Cory L. M. Keyes 1. Keyes described mental health as a continuum in a 2002 edition of the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour 2. On one end of the continuum, individuals may be flourishing; they are experiencing an abundance of positive emotion and have high levels of well-being both psychologically and… Read More Here!


CBT in Calgary: What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Depression, Stress Management

Cognitive behavioural therapy is based on the idea that thoughts predominantly influence emotional states rather than the impact of external stimuli. A CBT therapist in Calgary will typically work with patients who are depressed, suffer from anxiety or phobias and other mental health issues to help them understand the irrationality of negative thinking. Exploring the Role of a CBT Therapist CBT professionals provide information which helps individuals realize how one can evaluate a situation or event rather than the event itself that causes feelings of anger, pain or sadness. This distortion of thoughts can create psychological distress in patients who… Read More Here!


How is CBT Different from Other types of Therapy?

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Tips for Therapy

CBT differs from other therapies because of its emphasis on the theory that how one perceives a problem or situation causes negative or dysfunctional emotions. If someone is stood up by a date, it is not the act of being “stood-up” that causes angry and hurt feelings - but rather how one views the entire situation. Instead of looking at the event as somehow a reflection of their inadequacy or worthlessness, CBT teaches people to immediately stop that kind of thinking and instead, view the happening as a positive learning experience that has nothing to do with the unworthiness of… Read More Here!