Cognitive Behavioral Change (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): Glossary

Cognitive refers to the mental act of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and understanding. Our cognitive behavior refers to our usual way of understanding, thinking about, and experiencing the world. Through changing how we think about and understand the world, we change how we experience it, and we can create different ways of responding to it.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy, a talk therapy that aims at resolving dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns (cognitions) through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. It has been shown to be effective for the treatment of a many different imbalances such as mood disorders, anxiety and panic, personality problems, eating and other substance abuse patterns.

Cognitive therapies aim to expose both the content and the process of dysfunctional thinking and, once exposed,  remove or replace them with more functional processes leading to less distorted and less toxic emotional outcomes. Dr. Miller combines this approach with meditation, deep relaxation, and guided imagery to provide  tools for changing the things you want to change in your life.

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