Our thoughts, behaviours moods and physical symptoms are all connected.
Our thoughts play a huge role in how we feel.
When we make interpretations about situations in our life, they are not always correct, despite us thinking they are. According to CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), it isn’t the actual event, rather our PERCEPTION of the event that powerfully affects our emotional, behavioural and physiological responses to it.
While small changes in all areas may be necessary to make us feel better, it is the modifications in our thinking that are often most important for creating lasting improvements: the thoughts are the place to start.
Cognitive therapy aims to provide a balanced way of looking at situations by considering several different angles.
A CBT approach teaches us to identify, understand and modify our maladaptive thought patterns, thus enabling us to be practical and empowered with these life long skills.