Find Confidence And Optimism In Your Life With CBT
In a safe and confidential environment, your Personal Growth Counseling therapist will work with you through the CBT process of modifying your individual thoughts. As homework, your therapist will typically ask you to take note of five prominent thoughts you have and reframe them each day. When you run into major issues throughout the week, your therapist can help you modify those tougher, lingering thoughts.
Another useful technique our therapists use in CBT sessions is generating a list of positive affirmations. During this activity, you will create a list including the qualities you like about yourself. This list serves as a proactive effort to enhance positive thoughts. When you start to feel overwhelmed with self-defeating thoughts, this list can help you remember to assert all of your great characteristics.
You and your therapist will also work to ensure you maintain healthy sleep patterns. We need adequate sleep in order to function best during the day. No matter how your negative thoughts arise, they often may take a toll on you when you are trying to fall asleep or wake up in the morning. During CBT sessions, you can learn how to fall asleep on a positive thought, which will allow you to start your day feeling refreshed and confident.
Once you start to feel better after modifying your individual thoughts, your therapist will work with you to transform your overarching beliefs about yourself. When you start to build a solid foundation of confidence in yourself, you will have the resilience to tackle future challenges as well as work on improving other areas of your life, such as your family relationships and career goals.
Even though your negative thoughts may overwhelm you now, you can conquer them and move forward with confidence. CBT has been scientifically proven to improve healthy brain activity. With the help of an expert therapist at Personal Growth Counseling, you can start to focus on your amazing qualities and set goals to live a fulfilling and joyful life.