WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY?
CBT uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques, but it isn’t defined by its use of these strategies. CBT approaches employ problem solving and borrow from many psychotherapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, interpersonal psychotherapy, and when it comes to personality disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE
No matter how good (or bad) things are, you can always make them better or worse by what you tell yourself. Basically, it’s all about perspective. Your problems will change when you change the way you look at them.
“Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.” – Epictetus