Exploring the connection between thoughts and emotions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) works by helping clients challenge their own thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes as a way of dealing with emotional problems. In particular, CBT tends to be a goal-oriented and problem-solving approach to therapy. It can be used for a wide range of issues, including sleeping difficulties, relationship problems, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression.
The history of CBT goes back to the 1960s when psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck started to notice the connection between his clients’ internal dialogue and their emotional responses. Beck identified that bringing awareness to these thoughts could help clients overcome difficulties.