Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ?

Per the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) website,  " Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  During CBT a therapist will actively work with a person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. By addressing these patterns, the person and therapist can work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs."

"The core principles of CBT are identifying negative or false beliefs and testing or restructuring them. Oftentimes someone being treated with CBT will have homework in between sessions where they practice replacing negative thoughts with more realistic thoughts based on prior experiences or record their negative thoughts in a journal."  

"Studies of CBT have shown it to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Individuals who undergo CBT show changes in brain activity, suggesting that this therapy actually improves your brain functioning as well."

Learn more from NAMI: http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Treatment/Psychotherapy

 

Source: http://nationalsocialanxietycenter.com/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/social-anxiety-strategies/               

Source: http://nationalsocialanxietycenter.com/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/social-anxiety-strategies/

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Mathews