Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on modifying unwanted emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs. Considered a "solutions-oriented" form of talk therapy, CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. This approach can be an effective tool to help manage anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors and other mental health issues.
We have thoughts all the time. Some thoughts we are aware of while others just run continuously in the background of our mind. Gaining awareness and insight about the thoughts you have can be the most impactful tool to effect behavioral change.
We often think our feelings come from external situations, however, the most powerful force in determining our feelings is actually our own thoughts.
Our behaviors are directly tied to our thoughts and feelings. As you gain awareness and insight into your own thoughts and feelings, you will begin to feel more in control of your reactions.