Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can turn your mind, which causes a roller coaster ride of negative thoughts, absolutely with no stops. If you allow negative thoughts and feelings to thrive. Our action and physical sensation are directly proportionate to our feelings and the way our mind thinks. Negative thoughts and feelings can bring a person down both emotionally and physically. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can play a crucial role in modifying the way you feel, behave and help you deal with problems in a positive way.

CBT is basically a short-term talking therapy that may last anywhere between 10-20 sessions depending upon the severity of the problem. It can happen as a dialogue with a therapist or can be done in groups with family members or with people dealing with similar problems.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  can treat anxiety and depression but it can be useful for other mental health conditions like:

  • Phobias or Irrational fear
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Insomnia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Alcohol/drug abuse

The effort of the therapist will be to look for ways to improve your state of mind, encourage rational thinking and remove negative thoughts

Advantages of CBT

  • CBT addresses the current problems you are facing instead of dwelling on past failures/issues.
  • It is a well-thought-out session which has been proved effective in treating mental health disorders where medication has not worked.
  • It is not rigid. You can choose to do it in group sessions or online or just pick up a self-help book on CBT.

CBT sessions will reap rich dividends provided sufficient time and commitment is invested in the sessions. The practical tips/lessons you learn through this form of therapy will hold you in good stead to cope with stress and problems later in life.

Furthermore, if you feel disturbed and negative thoughts are haunting you. Feel free to consult your Psychologist, he/she will help you out.


Written by: Dr. R. Murthy

Edited by: S. Ray


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