Psychology's power tools

Psychology's power tools

Cognitive behavioural therapy has created interventions that truly help people to change. Here are the best of them

Aeon article by Dave Sbarra

...Research in clinical psychology suggests that a key aspect of maintaining our emotional health is not deepening our connection to painful thoughts – that is, not getting ‘sucked into’ thoughts about inferiority, impossibility, or seeing the potential for bad outcomes around every corner. ‘It is what it is’ reflects the decision not to go down this road and, when we use it, we’re practising one of the best therapies around. Although there are many routes to emotional equanimity, it is the thoughts in our heads, and the words we choose to express them, that are the gatekeepers of our psychological wellbeing.

This notion is at the heart of cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, a proven collection of techniques that help us realign our thoughts so our emotions stay in balance and we successfully navigate life...

Read the full story at:
https://aeon.co/essays/this-is-why-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-works-so-well

Published Date: 
11/13/2017 - 15:33