Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT in Calgary: What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Blog, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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 Blog, Cognitive Behavioural 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!