Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on the detection of negative thinking patterns in order to substitute these thoughts for more realistic thinking. Additionally CBT aims to eliminate maladaptive behaviours in order to acquire more adaptive responses.
CORE BELIEFS are often explored in CBT. Core beliefs are beliefs we may develop at early developmental stages as we experience the world and internalise the information around us.
If they are negative beliefs they may shape our perceptions of the world and our relationships distorting reality.
CBT techniques involve thought stopping, recording automatic thoughts, refuting negative thinking, and reattribution. It involves the extinction and reshaping of symptomatic behaviours stemming from negative automatic thoughts.