When you sit down with a therapist for a CBT session, you’ll go over your history so your therapist can understand where you are coming from. CBT, however, is more focused on events that are currently going on in your life. Starting with current events, you and your therapist will talk through your actions and uncover the beliefs and thought patterns contributing to those actions. Then, you will develop tools to reframe your thoughts, beliefs and feelings and ultimately change the way you interact with the world.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a modality that works in between sessions to help you progress toward a positive life. Once you’ve wrapped up your CBT session with your therapist, you will get resources and support to continue the work throughout the week. Sometimes homework, such as journaling, will be assigned to help continue healing and challenge thought distortions in between sessions.
Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you can learn about deep-seated thoughts, beliefs and emotions that are contributing to the way you interact with the world. Together, you and your therapist can challenge distorted thought patterns and reframe your thinking, thus changing your actions and interactions with others.