Friday, April 06, 2007

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Stress Management

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy originally surfaced as a psychotherapy treatment aiming for influencing positive emotions. Acronym as CBT, it is a modification treatment on everyday behavior and thoughts that would generate an ‘artificial’ (if such is the case) positive emotions that would also precedent several positive aspects, e.g. like inner healing, survival desire, and general well being and positive life outlook.

That being said, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy makes better use too, as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Stress Management.

During the advent of mass researches to stress and its treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy was then seen as one of the cost effective but evidence based treatment. It was used then primarily for several mental disorders, but such same treatment that produces inspiring solution to mental disorders looks splendidly inspiring also on stress and its management. Cognitive behavioral therapy for stress management became then one of the most prescribed treatments.

The Basics
Cognitive behavioral therapy for stress management can be said as an act of rebooting emotions. From the word cognition (think) and behavioral, the therapy aims to rebuild the body physically by psychologically exerting positive thoughts, emotions and behavior to the individual. So for one suffering depressing stress, the normal output would be inactivity, and several health debilitating factors: no sleep pattern, no cohesive diet management, no proper hygiene; cognitive behavioral therapy inclines to change such outlook until the depression state passes away. No, it does not let the sufferer avoid the depression; rather the treatment helps the sufferer deal and copes with it without succumbing to the effects of stress.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is seen as cost effective and evidence based treatment. That is because it’s healing mechanism deals more on the person’s psyche, which does not need anything really for treatment. There are several guiding principles for cognitive behavioral therapy for stress management. They are:

Identifying the Activating Event – or in short, the stress trigger. For cognitive behavioral therapy for stress management to be effective, the trigger must be identified.

Identifying the Negative Outputs – these includes the emotions, thoughts, withdrawals…etc.

Identifying the Consequence – many people take for granted the consequence. But once the consequence is deliberated over and over, comprehension takes place. Then follow the motivation.

Reframing – after the identification of the negative beliefs and its consequences, Reframing happens when the patient takes the challenge of reframing. This is usually the actual modification treatment on everyday behavior and thoughts that should generate those positive emotions and also begin the healing.

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