If you are on the pathway to drug recovery, then you may have heard of cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT. This psychotherapeutic approach is based on changing negative thought patterns and thereby changing negative emotions and behaviors. The thinking behind cognitive-behavioral therapy is that if you interrupt negative thinking, you break the cycle leading to negative behavior. During therapy, you will learn CBT techniques, which help interrupt the cycle.
What are CBT Techniques?
There are several CBT techniques that psychologists use to help the patient break free from negativity and thereby break free from addictive behavior. Here are a few of those techniques:
This technique relies on having people identify their negative thoughts and challenge them. The therapist helps them see the fallacy of their thinking, so they can change it.
During this technique, the therapist will look at things from your viewpoint. The therapist will ask questions that help you identify the validity of your view and helps you look at things from another perspective.
The therapist will ask you to write down negative thoughts that you catch in between sessions. Also, if you were able to change them for positive ones, you will write that down too. This will encourage you as you see your progress.
This technique is helpful for people with anxiety. If you have a certain situation that causes extreme anxiety, then the therapist will have you imagine what may happen (before you actually do the activity). Then after you do the activity, you can see whether your prediction came true or not. Most times, our worst-case fears do not materialize, thus we worry about nothing most of the time.
This is helpful for people who continually fall into negative behaviors with different people in their lives. The therapist will engage in role-playing certain scenarios so you can practice the right behavioral response.
You will learn ways to relax, such as through deep breathing, imagery, and muscle relaxation.
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