The Cognitive Behavioral Miracle: Veronica Pamoukaghlian, MA

Personally, I don’t think there has been a more profound revolution in the study of human psychology as the cognitive behavioral revolution…

 

In a nutshell

The principles of CBT are based on a very simple idea: we feel according to what we think, in other words, our thoughts and cognitive constructions are at the root of our emotions and behavior patterns. CBT is based on three fundamental propositions:
1. Cognitive activity affects behavior;
2. Cognitive activity may be monitored and altered; and
3. Desired behavior change may be effected through cognitive change…

 

According to the Beck Institute, over 500 scientific studies have proven that CBT has had significantly better results than any other therapeutic approach for a growing number of disorders and problems. These include obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bulimia, drug and alcohol abuse, social phobias and dissociative disorders, among many others.

 

CBT is a fundamentally empowering approach, in that it has successfully identified certain ways of thinking that can make the difference between sanity and insanity, between happiness and unhappiness, and it has developed a variety of techniques to teach patients to substitute these dysfunctional patterns of thinking, which are often at the root of their problems…