Thank you for visiting our cognitive behavior therapy videos page. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the fact that when the parts of the body that are responsible for producing emotions and behaviors are working properly, it is our thinking that causes our feelings and behaviors. This truth is the foundation upon which cognitive-behavioral therapies are built. Therefore, the focus of the cognitive-behavioral approaches to therapy is to help people to identify problematic thoughts and to replace them with thoughts that are accurate and that work.
These cognitive behavior therapy videos will provide you an explanation of how our emotions work, why sometimes is seems that no thinking occurs, and how to diagnose problematic thinking.
Learn About How Our Emotions Actually Work
Sometimes our thinking is so well-learned that we no longer need to think it consciously. Those non-conscious thoughts enable us to respond almost instantly to events. The next of our cognitive behavior therapy videos deals with “reflexive thoughts”.
Learn About Reflexive Thoughts
Knowing that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors is not enough. To counsel ourselves rationally, we need to know how to examine our thoughts to determine whether they are rational or irrational for us.
Learn About The Three Rational Questions
If you are someone receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy services, we recommend that you spend one week with each video, watching it daily. There are two reasons for our recommendation. First, daily viewing will help to eliminate cognitive-emotive dissonance, that strange, “funny” feeling that we feel whenever we are exposed to information that is contrary to that which we are accustomed. Second, daily repetition will help you to get to the point where the learning obtained will be with you when you need it. Repetition is a very important part of the Rational Self-Counseling process.