The ABCs of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (COD Lesson)

Because we are whole people, our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are connected. In order to change the way you feel and act, you have to change the way you think and believe. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) requires recognition of past cognitive, or thinking, errors and creates challenges for each thought distortion. By confronting these distortions and negative thought patterns, behavior can change and a person can become more whole and healthy. In this lesson, you will learn the interaction between positive thoughts and improved outcomes. Exercises in this lesson will give you a new perspective and help you practice disputing and replacing old beliefs with positive, new beliefs and thoughts.