The internal dialog inside your mind can only be described as chronically negative and unhealthy. You have a perspective on life, namely your own life, where the glass is generally thought of as half empty, not half full. You perceive yourself as not being all that worthy of successful outcomes, and you put yourself down all the time. It is a situation that has, in recent months, gotten far worse, and the feelings of depression and anxiety are starting to get out of control. You may have heard about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but you may not be sure exactly what it is and whether or not it can help you. Get in touch with us at Montana Psychiatry & Brain Health Center to learn more.
About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This type of therapeutic approach is generally not a one-time thing and involves multiple office visits. It is a more hands-on approach to therapy where you will be involved in learning the skills you need to take control of your problems so that you would not need to constantly rely on a therapist as with other approaches to counseling patients.
Getting to the Root of the Problem
In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), it is important to get patients to talk about things they are thinking – those automatic thoughts that pop into your head and often remain hidden from everyone else – in order to better understand the nature of this internal dialog inside your mind. By examining the self-talk and commentary going on there, you will have a better idea of how to shut off negative thinking, and how to replace it with more positive thought processes that will make you happier and more productive as an individual.
By being an active participant in solving your own problems, you have a much better chance of actually maintaining, if not resolving, your issues through your own decisions and actions. As a result, you will gain a healthier perspective on life and once again be in control of how you think about yourself and the world in a positive way.
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