What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a highly researched and used method that works well with depression, anxiety, panic attacks & anger.

The method behind it is straight forward. CBT is based on the idea that whatever you are thinking has a direct impact on your actions, which becomes a perpetuating cycle. The way to correct this is by changing thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes with CBT techniques, while also working to calm physiological symptoms if present (ex. shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest tightness, muscle tension).

It works by calming the body’s natural fight or flight mode when anxiety or anger increases and also calm negative or heightened thoughts in the brain. By addressing both the body’s sensations and thoughts, this enables individuals to control their thoughts, feelings and ultimately their future.

If you’re interested in learning more, please visit this in-depth look at CBT.