What is CBT and why do we use it?

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is an evidence-based talking therapy that suggests that changing unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours can make us feel a whole lot better.

CBT prefers a ‘here and now’ approach, such that thoughts and behaviours that are maintaining the problems (think back to the model we just looked at) can be tackled.

Even though there are protocols that tend to be followed, CBT is heavily based on individual experience, and as such, is flexible in its approach.

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What is CBT and why do we use it? Brighter Life Therapy

In the context of self-esteem, the treatment techniques are based on CBT. CBT is an active form of treatment that utilises a mix of techniques to tackle the anxiety and low mood cycles.

Note, this course does not go into depth on tackling rules for living and core beliefs, as these are quite tricky to work on. However, one-to-one CBT a focuses on these, which you might want to consider after this course, if your low self-esteem still persists.

Read on to see the individual techniques…