Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment in which a client is asked to challenge their negative self-image. As a treatment plan, it is not set in stone as a structured therapeutic technique. Instead, generalized options are used to help clients address their individual needs. The treatment can consist of many different techniques that allow clients to work through the issues on their own at their own pace. This includes cognitive therapies like counseling that work on metal and emotional distressors and behavioral therapies like diet, exercise, or practicing mindfulness and meditation with the goal of improving overall health and altering the clients' perspective to a more positive space. This type of therapy gives clients the tools they need to resolve their internal conflicts that can often sabotage their well-being and lower their self-image.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used when clients have a negative or derogatory self-image. Bullying, high levels of stress in the workplace, poor body image, and overwhelming stress from family or health concerns can cause clients to devalue themselves. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to help question the negativity and allow clients to experience a different view of the situation. It gives them an opportunity to build a newer, more positive self-image. Rebuilding a positive self-image will help them have a better outlook on their lives and the world around them. Since CBT is a flexible and customizable form of therapy, it can be used for more specific disorders including anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma recovery, and others.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a universal, customizable, and individualized form of treatment that everyone can find benefits because of how far-reaching the therapies can be in the individual's lifestyle. Children, adolescents, and adults who have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, depression, and bipolar disorder can benefit from cognitive behavioral disorder. Negative self-image can create a cycle of depression and anxiety that can continually worsen if not addressed. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy does not use one single technique; instead, several techniques are combined to allow the clients to question the negative patterns and identify the triggers that make them doubt themselves. CBT gives them the tools and concepts they need to overcome the mental and emotional obstacles. In essence, it helps them create a more positive and productive self-image while improving and maintaining a healthier overall lifestyle.