COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
THE CYCLE OF THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, AND BEHAVIOR
CBT is active and directive – therapist and client collaboration to help you identify and change your inner dialogue from negative self-talk to positive and affirming internal messages. Negative thought patterns are destructive and discouraging.
Emphasis on altering negative thought patterns, which in turn create negative emotions and undesirable consequences can be seen in the graphic of the cycle that occurs.
Constructive change involves helping clients re-frame negative thoughts into positive ones, which in turn transform feelings and subsequent new outcomes and behavior patterns.