Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Coggle Diagram
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
Most commonly, it is used to treat anxiety and depression but it is also used for other mental health conditions.
CBT is based on thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions.
The main aim of CBT is to break down an overwhelming problem into smaller parts so they are easier to deal with, one step at a time.
CBT aims on focusing on current problems instead of thinking about the past.
CBT can be broken down into 5 main areas.
your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel both physically and emotionally, as well as how you act in response.
- this focuses on breaking down a negative thought and practicing the fact of thought ownership.
this helps you understand how negative thought processes are making you feel emotionally.
Physical feelings -
this shows how your negative thoughts are affecting your body and how to alleviate these symptoms.
how you react to negative feelings and how it affects those around you.
A strength of CBT may be that it could work where medicine has not.
It can be completed relatively quickly.
It teaches you skills for the future that can be used in everyday life even after treatment has been finished.
You need to have cooperation - in order for the treatment to work, you need to commit yourself to the process.
It involves opening up about your feelings and emotions so it can make some individuals feel anxious or embarrassed.
It may not be suitable for people with more complex mental health needs or learning difficulties, as it requires structured session.